Plans and practices of UNECE countries for the population and housing censuses of the 2020 round.

The information is collected directly from national statistical offices and census agencies, with additional information gathered by UNECE where appropriate. All the information presented should be considered as provisional until censuses have taken place. See bottom of page for definitions and instructions. The map can be zoomed and scrolled. Click on a country for more information or see the full entry in the table below.

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Country

Census reference date

Ref date changed due to Covid

Periodicity

Main Census Type

Internet response

Electronic devices in field

Electronic device type(s)

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Albania 2022-10-03 Yes Every 10 years Traditional No Yes Tablet
21 Jan, 2021, willis-nunez
Andorra 2019-10-01
26 Nov, 2020, willis-nunez
Armenia 2021-10-14 Yes Every 10 years Combined No Yes Tablet
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Austria 2021-10-31 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Azerbaijan 2019-10-01 No Every 10 years Traditional No Yes Tablet
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Belarus 2019-10-04 No Every 10 years Combined Yes Yes Tablet
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Belgium 2021-01-01 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2023-10-01 No Every 10 years Traditional Possibly Possibly
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Bulgaria 2021-01-22 No Every 10 years Traditional Yes No Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Canada 2021-05-11 No Every 5 years Traditional Yes No Not applicable
24 May, 2022, jeffers
Croatia 2021-08-31 Yes Every 10 years Traditional Yes Yes Laptop/notebook
13 Apr, 2021, willis-nunez
Cyprus 2021-10-01 No Every 10 years Traditional No Yes Tablet
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Czechia 2021-03-26 No Every 10 years Combined Yes No Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Denmark 2021-01-01 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Estonia 2021-12-31 No Every 10 years Combined Yes Yes Laptop/notebook
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Finland 2020-12-31 No Every year Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
France 2021-01-01 No Every year Rolling Yes No
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Georgia 2023-11-02 No Every 10 years Traditional Possibly Possibly
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Germany 2022-05-15 Yes Every 10 years Combined Yes Possibly Tablet
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Greece 2021-10-01 Yes Every 10 years Traditional Yes No Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Hungary 2022-10-01 Yes Every 10 years Combined Yes Yes Tablet, Laptop/notebook
11 Feb, 2021, willis-nunez
Iceland 2021-01-01 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Ireland 2022-04-03 Yes Every 5 years Combined No Yes Smartphone
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Israel 2021-05-01 Yes Every 10 years Combined Yes Yes Tablet, Handheld device (other than smartphone)
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Italy 2021-10-09 No Every year Combined Yes Yes Tablet, Laptop/notebook, Smartphone
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Kazakhstan 2021-10-01 Yes Every 10 years Traditional Yes Yes Tablet
19 May, 2022, jeffers
Kyrgyzstan 2021-09-11 Yes Every 10 years Traditional No Yes Smartphone, Handheld device (other than smartphone)
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Latvia 2021-01-01 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Liechtenstein 2020-12-31 No Every 5 years Combined Yes Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Lithuania 2021-01-01 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Luxembourg 2021-06-01 Yes Every 10 years Combined Yes No Not applicable
22 Jan, 2021, willis-nunez
Malta 2021-10-01 No Every 10 years Traditional Possibly Yes Tablet
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Mexico 2020-03-15 No Every 10 years Traditional Yes Yes Smartphone
15 Jun, 2021, sstat
Monaco 2016-06-07 No Every 10 years Traditional No No Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Montenegro No Every 10 years Traditional No No Not applicable
19 Oct, 2021, willis-nunez
Netherlands 2021-01-01 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
North Macedonia 2021-09-04 No Every 10 years Combined Yes Yes Laptop/notebook
18 May, 2021, willis-nunez
Norway 2021-01-01 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Poland 2021-03-31 No Every 10 years Combined Yes Yes Tablet, Smartphone
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Portugal 2021-04-19 Yes Every 10 years Traditional Yes Yes Tablet, Laptop/notebook, Smartphone
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Republic of Moldova 2023-04-03 No Every 10 years Traditional Possibly Yes Tablet
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Romania Yes Every 10 years Combined Yes Yes Tablet
21 Oct, 2021, willis-nunez
Russian Federation 2021-10-28 Yes Every 10 years Traditional Yes Yes Tablet
18 May, 2021, willis-nunez
San Marino
10 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Serbia 2022-09-30 Yes Every 10 years Traditional No Yes Laptop/notebook
16 Apr, 2021, willis-nunez
Slovakia 2021-01-01 No Every 10 years Combined Yes Yes Tablet, Laptop/notebook, Smartphone
24 May, 2022, jeffers
Slovenia 2021-01-01 No Other Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Spain 2021-01-01 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Sweden 2021-12-31 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Switzerland 2021-12-31 No Every year Combined Yes No Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Tajikistan 2020-10-01 Traditional Possibly Yes Tablet
21 Jan, 2021, willis-nunez
Turkey 2021-12-31 No Every 10 years Register-based Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
10 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Turkmenistan 2022-12-17 Traditional Yes Tablet
21 Jan, 2021, willis-nunez
Ukraine 2023-02-01 Yes Other Traditional Yes Yes Tablet
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
United Kingdom 2021-03-21 No Every 10 years Traditional Yes Yes Smartphone
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
United States of America 2020-04-01 No Every 10 years Traditional Yes Yes Tablet, Laptop/notebook, Smartphone
22 Jan, 2021, willis-nunez
Uzbekistan 2023-11-01 Yes Every 10 years Traditional Yes No Not applicable
03 Dec, 2020, willis-nunez
Number of countries: 57

The row colouring indicates the main census type:

green for traditional census,  (full field enumeration, whether in person or online; registers and administrative sources may be used to support the enumeration but not directly to obtain census data)


red for register-based census,  (census based on data from registers and administrative sources, with no field data collection; may also include data from existing surveys not conducted for census purposes)


blue for combined census,  (some data obtained directly from registers or administrative sources, while other data are collected through field data collection conducted specifically for census purposes, covering the whole population or only a sample)


yellow for rolling census (based on cumulative continuous sample survey covering whole country over an extended period).



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