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Next national population census will not use internet and residence surveys

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In the beginning of 2012, it was decided to start working on the organization of the national population census of 2021. The goal is to secure the collection of all required information from administrative databases, which will make the process itself much easier and allow saving some budget resources in the process.

Economy Ministry prepared and submitted a report – About Preparations for the 2021 national population census – on November 29. This report provides an insight into the situation with statistical data availability, as well as provides proposals for improvements in use of administrative information.

The report compiled by an inter-institutional working group describes statistical indexes that are necessary for the population census. It also states the necessary funding for a successful realization of the population census in 2021, informs Economy Ministry.

Resource use in the 2011 population census preparation, realization, as well as data processing and publication is estimated at 5.4 million LVL for the period of 2007 to 2013. The 2021 population census will require 7 million LVL.

In order to reduce expenses and make the process easier, Economy Ministry and the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia encourage securing all necessary information from administrative databases in 2021. In order to do this, it is necessary to improve the quality of state administrative data processing system and functionality.

The ministry’s formed working group plans to develop a detailed 2021 population census preparation and organization plan in 2013, as well as control its realization and submit annual reports to the Cabinet of Ministers about achieved results.

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