Albania 2011 Census - A NEW URBAN-RURAL CLASSIFICATION OF ALBANIAN POPULATION



The study identifies the urban and rural population (and areas) based on the national administrative classification and based on a new statistical method proposed by the European Commission (EC) that considers 1 kmĀ² population density grids instead of densities calculated on the areas of administrative units. The main objective of this analysis is to classify the resident Albanian population as obtained from the 2011 population and housing census in urban and rural population, according to the current administrative criteria in the country and on the basis of European statistical standards, and to compare the differences at national and regional levels.