Census - time series of selected indicators

Key available data are presented on population and housing based on the decennial census rounds 1981-2011. Separate tables cover:

  • Population by sex and major age group
  • Population by educational attainment
  • Population by activity status
  • Population by citizenship
  • Households by household size
  • Occupied conventional dwellings by number of rooms

Data availability varies between census rounds. The countries covered by the data vary between different census rounds. There are also differences in definitions and disaggregations between countries and between census rounds.

The statistics presented here were compiled by national statistical institutes as part of their decennial census exercises and were supplied to Eurostat for European-level compilations of census data.

The following statistics are related to migration:

Table codeDescription
cens_01naiscoEmployed persons aged 15 and over by sex; age group; citizenship and occupation (ISCO-88)
cens_01nanacEmployed persons aged 15 and over by sex; age group; citizenship and economic activity (NACE Rev.1)
cens_01nelevPopulation by sex; age group; citizenship and educational attainment level
cens_01nhctzcompPrivate households by composition and citizenship
cens_01nhfstctzPopulation by sex; citizenship; family status and type of housing
cens_01nhsizePopulation in private households by sex; age group; citizenship and size of household
cens_01nscbirthPopulation by sex; age group and country of birth
cens_01nsctzPopulation by sex; age group and country of citizenship
cens_01nsresPopulation by sex; age group; citizenship and place of residence one year prior to the census
cens_01ractzEmployed persons aged 15 and over by sex; citizenship; economic activity (NACE Rev. 1); status in employment and NUTS 3 regions
cens_01ramigrTotal and active population by sex; age; employment status; residence one year prior to the census and NUTS 3 regions
cens_01rsctzPopulation by sex; citizenship and NUTS 3 regions
cens_hnctzPopulation by sex; age and citizenship


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Additional Info

Dataset ID cens_hn
Data Frequency 10-years
Temporal Coverage Start 1981
Temporal Coverage End 2001
Status Discontinued
Spatial Coverage European Union ; United Kingdom ; Iceland ; Liechtenstein ; Norway ; Switzerland
Mode Database
Data Type census
Accessed On 2022-02-09
Category official statistics

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