2011 Census Hub: The comprehensive data shop for 2011 EU Census

Population and Housing Census data represent an essential source of vital statistical information ranging from the lowest small-area geographical divisions to national and international levels. The data presented here are based on a set of European statistical legislation that provides key statistical definitions and defines the data and metadata to be produced. The national census exercises are also undertaken following international guidelines and recommendations prepared by the United Nations in cooperation with Eurostat. This helps to ensure comparability of the data presented here.

The Population and Housing Census is; in a broadest sense; a national statistical operation intended to count the entire population and housing stock of a given country and to collect information on its main characteristics (geographic; demographic; social; economic as well as household and family characteristics). The 2011 Population and Housing Census marks a milestone in census exercises in Europe. For the first time; European legislation defined in detail a set of harmonised high-quality data from the population and housing censuses conducted in the EU Member States. As a result; the data from the 2011 round of censuses:

  • can be seen as an important collective endeavour of the European Statistical System (ESS);
  • provide researchers; analysts; businesses and the general public with access to an unprecedented richness of harmonised and comparable information; and
  • offer exceptional flexibility to cross-tabulate different variables and to provide geographically detailed data.

The richness and the volume of data collected by the NSIs also demanded a new means of data transmission. In order to respond to this challenge; a modern and innovative technical solution for the transmission and dissemination of data has been developed – the Census Hub.

The following statistics are available:

Table codeDescription
cens_11arco_r2Population by period of arrival in the country; country of birth and NUTS 2 region
cens_11cob_nPopulation by country of birth at national level
cens_11coba_r2Population by group of country of birth; current activity status and NUTS 2 region
cens_11cobe_r2Population by group of country of birth; educational attainment level and NUTS 2 region
cens_11cobo_r2Population by group of country of birth; occupation and NUTS 2 region
cens_11ctz_nPopulation by country of citizenship at national level
cens_11ctzo_r2Population by group of citizenship; occupation and NUTS 2 region


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Additional Info

Dataset ID cens_11r
Data Frequency 10-years
Temporal Coverage Start 2011
Temporal Coverage End 2011
Status Active
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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