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Opening of the European Census Hub

Dec 8, 2014 | News

(08 December 2014) – The ‘Census Hub’ is a new, easy and flexible way to access population and housing census data from all EU countries. It provides detailed information to find out more about individuals, families, households and housing in a country, region and even town (123 189 local administrative units throughout Europe).

How many single parent families live in your area? How many residents in your area were born abroad? When did they arrive in the country? What proportion of dwellings in your area are over 50 years old? And how many of these are unoccupied? How does your area compare with other parts of Europe? There is now an easy and flexible way to get answers to these questions: the Census Hub.

The 2011 Census Programme is an innovative project of the European Statistical System(ESS). For the first time, Eurostat, together with ESS members, has set up an on-line application, called the Census Hub, that enables users to access census data stored in each EU Member State via a single entry point on the Eurostat website.

The Census Hub provides access to a huge and uniquely rich source of data, based on the national census exercises undertaken in EU Member States and EFTA countries during the year 2011, providing information at a detailed geographical level, down to individual municipalities. Users can build their own tables by combining data for different countries and at different scales. This was simply not possible in the past, when only highly aggregated data were available.

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