Census Knowledgebase logo

A new strategy for the 2011 Italian Population Census. Product innovations and the compliance with CES Recommendations

Jan Beise
By National Institute of Statistics, Italy, 2009.

A decennial population and housing census has been taken in Italy since 1861, based on the conventional methodology of complete field enumeration. All information was collected and processed on a complete basis. Only a long form was traditionally used and all the information collected was processed without making use of any sampling techniques.

For the 2011 census, a number of factors raised questions about the appropriateness of continuing to rely on the conventional methodology. A major change though only applying to the largest municipalities will be the use of sampling techniques for the collection of socio-economic information. This strategy implies a shift towards the production of estimations concerning the socio-economic set of variables included in EU Regulation. These estimations will be produced by using a long form for a sample of households. Two enumeration forms will be used in municipalities with 20,000 or more inhabitants (and in all provincial capitals): a short form, in order to collect data on the demographic features of the whole resident population, and a long form, designed for a sample of households and including demographic topics as well as socioeconomic variables.

Paper presented at the joint UNECE/Eurostat meeting on Population and Housing Censuses, Geneva, 28-30 October 2009.


Also In This Category

On a scale of 1-5, please rate the helpfulness of this article

Not Helpful
Very Helpful
Optionally provide your comments to help us improve this article...

Thank you for your feedback!

Add Your Comments
Comments require login or registration.
Created: 12 Years Ago
Last Modified: 12 Years Ago
Type: INFO
Article has been viewed 8.4K times.
Article not rated yet.
Customer Support Software By InstantKB 2015-2
Execution: 0.000. 8 queries. Compression Disabled.