How to get counted?
The population census will take place in the period from 15 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 for 6 calendar weeks. Everyone who has a permanent, temporary, tolerated or usual residence in the Slovak Republic has to be counted. The data provided in the form by the resident during the census, relate to the decisive moment of the Census, which is 1 January 2021.How to get counted
How do we protect
your personal data?
For the project of the 2021 Population and Housing Census, the protection of your personal data is a priority. All data provided to the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic by the managers of administrative data sources, local governments and residents are processed exclusively for census purposes. All data obtained are protected against leakage, misuse or theft. For the purposes of personal data protection, a special security project was developed for the census, ensuring the optimal regime of data protection.Data protection
What is the
benefit of census?
The population and housing census as the only survey enables the involvement of all residents of the Slovak Republic. The census will provide irreplaceable information about the state of society, its demographic, socio-economic and cultural structures, on the households of the population and their housing. Many of the surveyed data in the population and housing census are unique and cannot be obtained to the same extent from any other sources.The benefits of census
What makes the 2021 Census different?
For the first time, houses and dwellings are counted through municipalities
The Housing census will be conducted by the municipality or, in case of the capital city of Bratislava and Košice, urban part, i.e. it will be performed without the participation of the population. The Housing census will be carried out exclusively in electronic form, using the Electronic System for the Housing Census. This electronic system will be available to the municipality during the entire period of the population and housing census. For the purpose of the 2021 Census, different types of data are collected such as: type of ownership of the apartment, location of the apartment in the house, floor area of the apartment, number of living rooms in the apartment, type of heating, energy source used for heating. The full list of the surveyed variables is provided in the Measure of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic on the characteristics and structure of surveyed data.
The existing registers will be used for the first time
In 2021, for the first time in a history of Slovakia, the census will integrate data obtained from selected administrative data sources and registers and from the population. These are the following registers: Register of Natural Persons and Register of Addresses of the Ministry of the Interior of the SR, Central Registry of Public Health Insurers of the Office for Health care Surveillance, Social Insurance Information System, Information System of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, Information System of the Centre of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, Information System of the Financial Directorate of the SR, Information System of the Office of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Authority of the SR, Information System of the Ministry of the Environment of the SR, Records of Accused and Convicted Persons of the Prison and Judicial Guards Corps.
The Population and Housing census 2021 is exclusively an electronic census. Data collection takes place electronically through e-forms. The electronic census will contribute to a more efficient use of the existing resources, to a reduction of the administrative burden on the population, to the improvement of the data obtained with the possibility of immediate and direct control, as well as to the acceleration of the processing of the data obtained.
Reduced burden on the population
The resident will not participate in the population and housing census. The resident only participates in the population census and will be able to count anywhere from any device with an Internet connection through multiple channels that will be available. Increased attention is paid to the residents who do not have the necessary equipment with the possibility of Internet connection or do not know how to work with it. The resident answers the questions via the census form, which contains fewer questions compared to the previous censuses.
The simplest and most comprehensive census
In the Population and Housing Census, the data from the existing administrative sources and registers are fully utilized, in combination with the data obtained from municipalities and the population, thus leading to the enhancement of the quality of the data obtained. Electronic data collection is a modern, accessible, fast and secure way of obtaining information, without disturbing the private zone of the population with the possibility of fast data processing. The census provides reliable, comparable and interconnected data and information on the state of the society, its structures and housing.
Unique data from the 2021 Census
The results of the Population and Housing Census will be an irreplaceable source of information in all spheres of life, the public and private sectors, the professional and lay public. Unique and important information about the population, their households and housing will be available for the whole population of the Slovak Republic. The census data are a basis and starting point to correctly understand the functioning of society, to forecast its further development, to take qualified opinions on social and economic issues. Their importance is also underlined by the fact that many of the surveyed data in the population and housing census are unique and cannot be obtained or updated to the same extent from other sources. In addition, they are often the only statistical data at the local level.
The most important statistical survey not only in our country, but also in the world.
The demanding conceptual preparation and the implementation of the 2021 Census has begun at the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic already in 2014.
The most demanding statistical survey with more than 100 years of tradition is conducted every 10 years.You will learn more about the census.
The electronic census is underway. After the second week, almost half of the population was counted electronically
March 1, 2021
An electronic population census is taking in Slovakia. After the first week are almost two million residents counted
February 22, 2021
February 19, 2021
Final opinion of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic - at SODB 2021 will be 2 questions about nationality
February 8, 2021
What are we working on
Implementation of the electronic population census
15 February 2021 – 31 March 2021
Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic has launched an electronic population census, taking place from 15 February 2021 to 31 March 2021.
Implementation of the electronic housing census
June 2020 – February 2021
Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic has launched an electronic housing census
Training on the electronic housing census for the authorized persons and managers of authorized persons in the municipalities
Each authorized person and a manager of the authorized person shall be provided with a training on electronic housing census