Graphic overview of the basic indicators on population

What is Census?

Census of Population, Households and Dwellings means the organized collecting of the data on population of a country and it is the most significant statistical source of separate/ individual statistical data.

Census also presents the most expensive, the most complex and the most popular statistical survey that is conducted in almost all countries in the world.

Besides the basic question “How many of us are there?”, the Census also provides the answer to the question “Who are we?”, regarding age structure, sex, education, activity, occupation and other features, also including the answer to the question “Where and how do we live?”, relating to information on types of dwellings, dwellings’ equipment with basic installations, water, electricity, etc. Answers to all these questions provide numerical population frame that is further used as the basis for more efficient planning, development of economy, social, population, agriculture and other policies, but they are also used for administration activities and scientific research.

Conducting of the Census

Conducting of the Census of Population, Households and Dwellings contains six phases:

• Preparation for Census conducting;
• Enumeration;
• Data processing;
• Creating database;
• Data dissemination and
• Analysis of the Census results.

The listed phases are based on the experiences from the previous Censuses. However, Census 2011 means also improvement of the mentioned phases in all segments.