Population Census seminar

On December 17–18, the 18th Baltic Population Census Seminar took place at Statistics Lithuania. The seminar was attended by population and housing census specialists from the Baltic States.

The first day of the seminar was dedicated to the discussion of the preparation for the 2021 census round.  Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania plan on carrying out 2021 population and housing censuses based solely on administrative data sources. Experts on the main State registers (population, real estate, etc.) from Lithuania and Estonia informed about administrative data preparation and novelties. Emphasis was put on cooperation between national statistical offices and administrative data managers, which is an important precondition for the production of official statistics.

The second day of the seminar was dedicated to the discussion of preparatory work for the upcoming censuses and the problems faced in the course of the preparation and provision for Eurostat of multidimensional 2011 census tables (CENSUS HUB project), possibility to carry out population and housing censuses in the Baltic States based on administrative data sources, preparation of joint Baltic States' proposals concerning the legal basis for the 2021 census round to Eurostat. During the seminar, a decision was made to prepare a joint electronic publication on 2011 population and housing censuses in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the first half-year of 2015.