Census Hub - an easy access to the 2011 European Population and Housing Census data
On 8 December, Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union (EU), officially presented the 2011 Population and Housing Census common dataset Census Hub, thus providing access to the 2011 Census data of all EU and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.
Census Hub enables data users to get methodologically comparable data obtained in the European Population and Housing Census conducted in 2011. Earlier Census data were only available by visiting databases of individual Member States.
Census Hub project is an innovative technical solution for presenting and disseminating the 2011 European Population and Housing Census data and metadata description in accordance with the legislation regulating European Union Population and Housing Censuses. Population and Housing Census is a significant project for the European Statistical System (ESS): the acquired extensive source of data on population and housing in Europe provides important information to analysts of national and local governments, businesses and non-governmental organisations, as well as to researchers, demographers and anyone interested in learning more about their country, region, municipality, or any other European country.
Census Hub includes detailed data on individuals (gender, age, place of residence, marital status, highest educational level, place of employment, current economic activity and employment status, industry, occupation, country of birth, country of citizenship, residence one year before the Population Census), on private households and families (private household and family type and size, household ownership status), and on housing (occupancy status, number of inhabitants, construction period, total area, toilet facilities, type of heating) at different geographical levels (national, regional, municipal).
For each country there are 60 multi-dimensional tables, including:
- 45 tables at NUTS-2 level (average statistical regions, ranging from 100 000 to 10 million inhabitants; data on Latvia are provided at the national level);
- 10 tables at NUTS-3 level (smaller regions, mainly administrative regions; in Latvia they include six statistical regions: Riga, Pierīga, Vidzeme, Kurzeme, Zemgale and Latgale region);
- 5 tables at municipal level (in Latvia: nine cities under state jurisdiction and 110 counties).
Census Hubis available on Eurostat home page together with the relevant information on its methodological and legal basis: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/population_and_housing_census/introduction
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