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Country Profile of Spain

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE)
Web address
http://www.ine.es
Position in the government
The INE is a legally independent administrative Autonomous institution assigned to the Ministry of Economy and Finances via the Secretary of State for the Economy.
Organizational structure and finance
The governing bodies of the INE are the Governing Board and the President.

(http://www.ine.es/en/normativa/leyes/rd508_01_estat_en.htm)
Multi-annual or annual work program
The National Statistics Plan is the main statistical activity tool of the State General Administration and is valid for four years.

The Annual Programme contains those actions that must be carried out in the National Statistic Plan's operational year and the forecasts that, for this purpose, must be incorporated into the State's General Budget.

(http://www.ine.es/en/normativa/leyes/plan/legplan_en.htm)
Main duties
The Law assigns the National Statistics Institute an important role in public statistic activity, expressly placing it in charge of large scale statistical operations (demographic and economic censuses, national accounts, demographic and social statistics, economic and social indicators, coordination and maintenance of company directories Electoral Census training...)

(http://www.ine.es/en/ine/eline_en.htm)


Brief history and other relevant background information
Brief history and other relevant background information
(http://www.ine.es/en/ine/historia_en.htm)


Legal basis
Legal basis
INE is basically governed by Law 12/1989 of 9 May, on Public Statistics Function, that regulates Statistics activity for state purposes which is the exclusive competence of the State and by the Statute approved by Royal Decree 508/2001 of 11 May and modified by Royal Decree 947/2003 of 18 July, amended by Royal Decree 759/2005, of 24 June and by Royal Decree 950/2009, of 5 June.

(http://www.ine.es/en/normativa/leyes/legnacbas_en.htm)


Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
Bank of Spain, Ministries, Autonomous Regions.

(http://www.ine.es/en/normativa/leyes/organi_en.htm)


Statistical advisory bodies
Statistical advisory bodies
Higher Statistics Council, Interministerial Statistics Committee, Interterritorial Statistics Committee.

(http://www.ine.es/en/normativa/leyes/organi_en.htm)


Data collection
Most recent population census
1 November 2001
Access to administrative data
The Law provides several statements in different articles regarding the use of data from administrative sources..

(http://www.ine.es/en/normativa/leyes/l1289_en.htm)
Data confidentiality
The Law provides several statements in different articles concerning statistical confidentiality.

(http://www.ine.es/en/normativa/leyes/l1289_en.htm)


Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
(http://www.ine.es/en/daco/daco41/calen_en.htm)
Main publications
(http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/catalogo/introcat_en.htm)
Languages of main publications
Spanish
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
Website, paper, CD-Rom.
Availability of microdata for research purposes
(http://www.ine.es/en/prodyser/microdatos_en.htm)




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