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2021 Croatia population census to allow self-completion for first time

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ZAGREB, Oct 20 (Hina/CW) – The 2021 Croatian population census will allow citizens to submit data themselves online, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Tuesday. 

DZS said that the most popular survey that is conducted every ten years is certainly the population census and the next one, in 2021, will for the first time allow residents to self-complete the census.

Citizens will be able to provide all the data themselves electronically via the e-citizen system online. Census takers will also be used for those who do not self-complete. 

The permanent population of Croatia at the last census in 2011 had reached 4.29 million. 

DZS recalled another census that was completed a few days ago – the Agriculture 2020 Census – when more than 174,000 family farms were registered.

DZS has also been active on social media since 2015 and publishes interesting information, graphs, and video material almost on a daily basis.

DZS will conduct 276 projects and surveys this year

Speaking on World Statistics Day which is marked October 20, DZS said that this year they would conduct 276 statistical projects and that so far this year its web site has been visited more than half a million times.

From the day we are born we are a part of statistics, our birth, going to kindergarten, enrolling in school, graduating, and so on. Each individual is part of a broader system, a community, or a nation. Data about us create a bigger picture, adds context to a certain story, and remain recorded as a testimony of the times. Croatia has collected statistical data for 145 years now which bears witness to economic and demographic trends, DZS said in a press release.

It recalled that statistical data about populations, economic, social, cultural indicators are collected throughout the world and are mutually exchanged and compared.

DZS recalled that in the 145 years of official statistics being collected in Croatia, various data have been processed and made public.

The earliest data is kept in DZS’s library, which is one of the oldest specialised libraries in Croatia and is the home of about 30,000 books and publications, the oldest of which date back to the 19th century, and the oldest population census, from 1857, dates back to that period, the press release said. 

DZS also publishes most of its data on its website and in the first nine months of this year, it has registered 539,789 visits. DZS has also been active on social media since 2015 and publishes interesting information, graphs, and video material almost on a daily basis.

It has more than 14,000 followers on Facebook, almost 2,000 on Instagram, and about 5,700 followers on Twitter and releases information both in Croatian and English.

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