Open Conference Systems, 50th Scientific meeting of the Italian Statistical Society

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Towards more timely census statistics: the new Italian multiannual dissemination programme
Simona Mastroluca, Mariangela Verrascina

Last modified: 2018-06-04


Italy is moving towards a new census strategy, integrating information arising from registers and recurring sample surveys. One of the main targets of such approach is the timeliness of the data; the delay in release of census data reduces their value and usefulness for many stakeholders. Therefore, a new Italian dissemination programme has been carried out to ensure a subset of census statistics every year; the contents can evolve overtime as user needs change and the availability of administrative data improves. The annual data dissemination will be supplemented by a larger decennial publication, which will occur for the reference year 2021, the same defined at European level. Meanwhile, Eurostat is working to define a strategy for future censuses founding on a more frequent data supply, especially on population and migration topics. The purpose is a multiannual data collection, essentially relied on administrative data sources starting from the mid-2020s maintaining the traditional decennial data collection that will be done in 2031. It reveals evident similarities with the Italian case.

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