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Register-based Census 2011


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.


In accordance with Article 4 of the Regulation the methods of data collection are left to EU Member States. Slovenia’s decision on the register-based census as a method of collecting and processing data was adopted with the Medium-Term Programme of Statistical Surveys 2008-2012 (Official  Journal of the RS, No. 119/2007) and the Annual Programme of Statistical Surveys for 2011 (Official Journal of the RS, No. 93/2010). 


The method of data collection used in the register-based census where SORS links existing statistical and administrative data collections is also used in most of the statistical surveys. Acquisition and integration of data is allowed by Articles 32 and 33 of the National Statistics Act (Official Journal of the RS, No. 45/95 and 9/2001; consolidated text). All administrative sources from which we take over the data have the legal basis for the primary collection in the laws governing a particular source. The results of this integration and data processing are aggregated data and the identification of individuals is not possible.


With the transition to the register-based census, Slovenia joins few European countries that have already implemented this way of collecting and processing data on population, households and dwellings (Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Iceland) or will do so for the first time in 2011 (Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Norway). By doing this, Slovenia has not only reduced the administrative burden but also saved EUR 14 million.

30.12.2011 Migration, Slovenia, 1 January 2011
Every ninth resident of Slovenia is an immigrant. Two thirds of foreign-born population are citizens of the Republic of Slovenia.
29.12.2011 Occupied dwellings, Slovenia, 1 January 2011
There were around 670,000 occupied dwellings in Slovenia on 1 January 2011.
29.12.2011 Educational attainment, Slovenia, 1 January 2011
Every sixth resident aged 15 or more has tertiary education. The number of women with higher education is one third higher than the number of men with the same level of education.
28.12.2011 Activity, Slovenia, 1 January 2011
For each employed person in Slovenia there are 1.45 persons who are unemployed, inactive or younger than 15 years of age. Every third woman aged 15 or more is a pension recipient.
30.06.2011 Households and families, Slovenia, 1 January 2011
In 2011, the Census of Population, Households and Dwellings, the largest statistical survey, will be for the first time performed as a register-based survey. The biggest advantages are no burden of people providing the data and lower costs.
30.06.2011 Fertility, Slovenia, 1 January 2011
In Slovenia 663,127 women experienced motherhood; the majority of them gave birth to two children.
30.06.2011 Population by marital status, detailed data, Slovenia, 1 January 2011
On 1 January 2011, out of every 100 residents of Slovenia, aged 15 or more, 39 were single, 47 married, 8 widowed and 6 were divorced.
29.04.2011 Population, Slovenia, 1 January 2011
On the first day of this year Slovenia had a population of 2,050,189. That is 0.2% more than a year before.
30.12.2010 Register-based Census 2011 - new achievement of Slovenian statistics
5.11.2010 Register-based Census 2011
The 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings will be the first census conducted by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia without fieldwork data collection, but by integrating data from many administrative and statistical sources.
Leaflet Register-based Census 2011
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