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The 2021 census. Central Statistical Office: on Saturday, the nightly writing up for the overworked, the census will last until September 30

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The 2021 National Census of Population and Housing will run until next Thursday, September 30. That is why the Central Statistical Office organizes a special nightly writing-up on Saturday for the overworked. In Warsaw, it will be possible to register in eight district offices. Participation in the census is obligatory.

The Central Statistical Office organizes a nightly writing-up on Saturday for the overworked. “On Saturday, September 25, visit one of the selected census points or call the hotline: 22 279 99 99. We are waiting for you until midnight” – informed the Central Statistical Office. A list of census points is available on the government website.


Warsaw joins the action

Warsaw also joined the action. On Saturday, in eight district offices in Warsaw (Bielany, Wola, Ochota, Mokotów, Ursynów, Targówek, Praga-Południe and Praga-Północ), employees of the Delegations of the Administration and Civic Affairs Bureau will serve people who report in order to fulfill the statutory hours 9-22. In other districts, the census points will be open on that day from 9am to 1pm.

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“These are the last days to take part in the National Census – remember that you only have time for it until September 30. This week in Warsaw you can also do it on Saturday” – encourages the president of the capital, Rafał Trzaskowski.

National Census

The 2021 National Census of Population and Housing began on April 1 this year. The census takes place once every 10 years and applies to every person permanently or temporarily residing in Poland. It is mandatory and will last until the end of September.

As explained by the Central Statistical Office, the census covers “natural persons permanently residing and temporarily staying in apartments, buildings and other inhabited premises that are not flats in Poland, and natural persons without a place of residence”. It also covers “apartments, buildings, collective accommodation facilities and other inhabited non-residential premises”.

The census is carried out using the following methods: obligatory, i.e. the Internet self-enumeration method (CAWI) and supplementary by the telephone interview method (CATI) and the direct interview method (CAPI).

The scope of information collected in the census includes, among others, demographic characteristics, economic activity, level of education, migrations, ethnic and cultural characteristics, and housing resources. There are no questions regarding earnings, income or assets in the census form.

It should be remembered that refusing to participate in the census is associated with a fine of up to PLN 5,000, and providing false information may result in a penalty of up to two years’ imprisonment.

The first results of the census will be announced in January 2022.

Main photo source: Artur Węgrzynowicz / tvnwarszawa.pl

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