The control study in the 2021 National Census of Population and Housing has begun. Interviewers will be calling a random group of 100,000 people, and the study is expected to take about 10 minutes. The Central Statistical Office (GUS) informed that participation in the control survey is obligatory and is conducted only by phone.
At the end of September this year. the opportunity to participate in the 2021 National Census of Population and Housing has ended. On Friday, a control study has begun, the purpose of which is to assess the quality of data obtained in this year’s census.
According to the information posted on the CSO website, its results will also enable the improvement of future censuses and sample surveys, therefore participation in the control survey is as important as in the Census itself. The follow-up examination will last until November 24.
2021 census – follow-up study
The follow-up time was estimated at approximately 10 minutes. “The survey will be carried out only by telephone interviews, on a randomly selected sample of 100,000 apartments that were listed in the Census 2021. Only adult respondents who were the first from a given apartment to be interviewed in the main census (the so-called first respondents) will be interviewed” – explained the Central Statistical Office.
A statistical interviewer from the number: 22 828 88 88 will call people selected to participate in the survey. The identity of the interviewer can be checked on the website of the Central Statistical Office or via the hotline 22 279 99 99 from Monday to Saturday from 10-14.
The Central Statistical Office (GUS) informed that the interviewer would first ask about the method of conducting the census in the apartment under examination. If the census took place through the census enumerator, the interviewer will ask questions about his behavior during the census interview. Then he will go to the questions that concern who lived in the tested apartment.
The second part of the interview questionnaire concerns the respondent. The interviewer will ask, among others for name and surname, date of birth, level of education, nationality and perceived belonging to another nation or ethnic community. A detailed list of questions is available on the website of the Central Statistical Office.
“We remind you that interviewers will not ask for earnings, card number, PIN, property etc.” – underlined in the communication.
The Central Statistical Office (GUS) informed that participation in the control study was obligatory pursuant to Art. 27 of the Act of August 9, 2019 on the national population and housing census in 2021. On the other hand, the data obtained in the control study are legally protected and covered by statistical confidentiality.
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