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  Census Test 2009

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
CROATIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS

CENSUS TEST

 As a part of the preparatory work for the Census of Population, Households and Housing Units which is due in 2011 after the regular 10-year interval, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics will conduct the Census Test during the period 1-12 June 2009.

 The Census Test will be conducted on the sample of 50 enumeration districts including 5000 households and around 15 000 persons from the selected settlements of the following counties: the County of Lika-Senj, the County of Osijek-Baranja, the County of Sisak-Moslavina, the County of Split-Datmatia, the county of Zagreb and the City of Zagreb.

 The aim behind the Census Test is to test prepared methodological, organisational and IT solutions in the process of collection and processing of the Census data so as to ensure a timely and adequate preparation of the execution of the Census and the elimination of potential shortcomings before the execution of the Census 2011 on the whole territory of the Republic of Croatia.

 The Census Test will be conducted by enumerators by using the interview method. Upon entering the household the enumerators will show their special authorisation granted by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

 

WHAT IS A POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS?

 A population and housing census is the greatest statistical survey of a country uniting the collection, processing and publishing of data on the population, households and housing units. The aim behind each census is to count the population at the county level and at the level of all territorial units: settlements, municipalities, towns and counties.  Save the number and the territorial arrangement the Census provides the data on demographic, ethnic, educational, economic, migrational and other characteristics of the population and the data on the housing fund and its characteristics.

 The data collected through the Census will be used only for statistical purposes. All data, answers and information disclosed to the participants in the Census Test will remain confidential.