The purpose of the 2011 register-based housing census is to collect
data on dwellings on the territory of Slovenia. Data about dwellings are linked
with the population and households data.
The main sources for the 2011 register-based census were the Real
Estate Register kept by the Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of
Slovenia and the Central Population Register kept by the Ministry of the
Explanation of the main differences between the 2011 register-based census and the 2002 census
The register-based census is one of the regular statistical surveys
conducted by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia and has the
content basis in the
Regulation (EC) No. 763/2008 of the European Parliament and
the Council of 9 July 2008 on Population and Housing Censuses, Official
Journal of the European Union L 218/14, 13 August, 2008.
There are no significant differences at obligatory variables except some
differences in classifying (e.g. a water supply system, toilet).
The fact that
data for the 2011 Census were obtained from administrative sources and not with
fieldwork has to be taken into account. Occupancy of dwellings and other places
is bound to the registration of people in the Central Population Register at the
Ministry of the Interior, the existence of dwellings and buildings and their
characteristics are bound to the registration in the Building Cadastre and the
Real Estate Register kept by the Surveying and Mapping Authority and the
property is bound to the entry in the Land Register at the Supreme Court of the
Republic of Slovenia and the Real Estate Register.
The definition of population
was also slightly changed - it contains also temporarily registered persons with
the intention of residence one year or more. (Population are persons with
registered permanent and/or temporary residence in Slovenia who live or intend
to live in Slovenia for one year or more and are not temporarily absent from
Slovenia for a year or more).
In comparison with the previous census, there are
also some differences considering optional (non-core) variables, above all at
classifying. Besides, data about the type of roofing and the source of heating
are not available in the Real Estate Register.
Revision of the data
Data revision is planned till the end of October 2012.
Due to the needs of users for timely information, data are published
that meet the criteria of the quality of official statistical data, but do not
meet the quality that can be met with complete coverage. Data are revised when
recent, completed and more quality data respectively can significantly
contribute to the quality of data-based decision-making.
Methodological explanations about data revision at SORS are published
on web site