On Population Census

In accordance with the "Law on Population and housing census" CSB is organising and carrying out Population and Housing Census not rarer than once in 10 years.


Regulatory enactments imposed on legislative basis:

Cabinet Regulation No.695 On Length and Date of the Current Population Census (October, 16, 2007)1

Cabinet Regulation No.124 On the Procedure that Applies to the Obtaining of Information on Selected Groups of Residents of Latvia during the Population Census (March 28, 2000)1


Other related documents

Cabinet Regulation No.696 By-law of the Population Census Comittee (October 16, 2007)1


EU regulatory enactments

Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on population and housing censuses
Implementation regulations: (EK) Nr. 1201/2009, (ES) Nr. 519/2010 on Eurlex home page.


International recommendations

Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses Rev.2, UN (PDF)

Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2010 Censuses of Population and Housing jointly prepared by the UN ECE and Eurostat, 2006 (PDF)


Additional information is available also on UNO world population and housing census programme web page.