About Population and Housing Census 2021

Population and Housing Census 2021 will collect information about situation on 1 January 2021. Such an approach is stipulated by the Cabinet Order No 766 of 19 December 2017 on the date of running Population and Housing Census.

On 2 June 2015, the Cabinet approved action plan for designing and organisation of the Population and Housing Census 2021, which includes key measures to be taken by the CSB and other institutions to ensure successful progress of the Census. On 19 December 2017, amendments to the action plan were made.

Unlike in previous Population and Housing Censuses, Census 2021 will mainly be based on the information available in administrative data sources, by fully refusing from surveying population online and in places of residence. In 2011, such an approach to the data collection was used in Scandinavian countries, Finland, the Netherlands, Austria and Slovenia, and in 2021 it will be used also by the Baltic states, Spain and Turkey.

When getting ready for the Census 2021, CSB is undertaking comprehensive study on the availability of indicators related to economic activity and educational attainment of population in administrative data sources, as well as on quality of the data. In 2017, CSB initiated detailed research on the availability of housing data and quality thereof by using information in National Real Estate Cadastre Information System managed by the State Land Service and data in the State Address Register Information System (SARIS).

In Census 2021, demographic, migration, labour status, educational attainment indicators of usually resident population, statistics on families and households, indicators characterising dwellings and their amenities in each county and city, as well as in cities under state jurisdiction and pagasts will be compiled.

It has been planned to publish detailed maps of Latvia in 1 km² and 1 ha grids reflecting population of cities under state jurisdiction and its breakdown by gender and three main age groups (aged 0–14, aged 15–64, aged 65 and over), as well as depicting number of employed persons and employment rate, unemployment rate, country of birth (Latvia, other EU Member State, outside EU), as well as usual place of residence a year ago (lives within the same territory, moved to another territory in Latvia, moved abroad).

It has been intended to produce demographic indicators within a 12-month period, while economic indicators will take more time, as data of the State Revenue Service (part of which are received only at the end of the year) will be used. In line with the European legislation, all Member States shall produce comparable and high-quality summary data of the Census until the end of March 2024. Thus, it will allow to make comparisons of situation in Latvia and other EU countries.

Informative reports

On implementation of measures provided for under the action plan for designing and organisation of Population and Housing Census 2021.

2017 

Normatīvie akti

Statistics Law

Cabinet Order No 280 of 2 June 2015 on the action plan for designing and organisation of Population and Housing Census 2021.

Cabinet Order No 281 of 2 June 2015 on state budget long-term liabilities for new policy initiative regarding designing and organisation of Population and Housing Census 2021 and data processing until 2023.

Cabinet Order No 766 of 19 December on date of the running Population and Housing Census.

Cabinet Order No 777 of 19 December 2017 on amendments to the action plan for designing and organisation of Population and Housing Census 2021.

EU regulations

Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on population and housing censuses.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/543 of 22 March 2017 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on population and housing censuses as regards the technical specifications of the topics and of their breakdowns.

Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/712 of 20 April 2017 establishing the reference year and the programme of the statistical data and metadata for population and housing censuses provided for by Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/881 of 23 May 2017 implementing Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on population and housing censuses, as regards the modalities and structure of the quality reports and the technical format for data transmission, and amending Regulation (EU) No 1151/2010

International recommendations

Conference of European Statisticians. Recommendations for the 2020 Censuses of Population and Housing

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