Census questions every MNE household will be asked


Following two postponements, the Montenegro census is supposed to start tomorrow, on 3 December. According to plan, it’s going to last 15 days, with a possible several-day extension.

CdM publishes the census questions every household will be asked

The Statistical Office of Montenegro (MONSTAT) earlier said that the census questions had been defined by articles 9, 10 and 11 of the Census Law, and referred to the population, households and flats.

“The data collected by the census refer to the following characteristics of an individual and they are: demographic, geographic, economic, educational, migration, ethnic-cultural and disability. We also collect data which point out to the size and structure of a household and family, as well as the characteristics of a flat, that is, installations in it,” MONSTAT pointed out.

In addition, they are going to collect data on agriculture, which serve for the identification of agricultural properties and represent the framework for the forthcoming agricultural census.

The Census Law envisages that the census includes Montenegro nationals residing in Montenegro regardless of whether they’re present in the country or are temporary abroad. It also comprises foreigners who are given permanent or temporary stay in Montenegro, households; flats and other premises they live in.

It doesn’t encompass diplomats of foreign and consular offices to Montenegro, representatives of international organizations and bodies possessing the diplomatic status or members of their families who, along with them, are staying in Montenegro.

It’s prescribed to collect the information from citizens on: name and surname; semi; date of birth and ID; place and country of birth; place of permanent residence of the mother at the time a person was born; residence of a person in another country; date (year and month) of departure to another country and the name of the country; the intended length of stay in another country; place of a person’s usual residence; year and month of immigration; reasons for a person’s absence from Montenegro; the country an immigrant left to live in Montenegro; year, month and reasons for the last move to, or return to, Montenegro; intended length of stay in Montenegro.

Citizens are also going to provide data on their marital status, i.e. cohabitation, partnership with the same-sex person; the number of a person’s children born alive; citizenship; national or ethnic affiliation; faith; mother tongue; the language the person usually speaks; foreign languages spoken; the level of education, that is, the acquired education; computer literacy; the status of economic activity (employed or unemployed); reason for inactivity (child, student, housewife, person with income from property, pensioner and other reasons why the person is not working); profession; a person’s expertise or their former field of expertise; engagement of a person; the country and place where the person is employed; functional ability of the person to perform daily tasks; place of usual residence, previous place of usual residence and date (year and month) of arrival in the current place of residence, disability and type of disability (sensory, motor, psycho-social).

“If a citizen doesn’t want to declare on the national, that is, ethnic affiliation, religion, native language and the language they usually speak, as well as about their disability or the type of disability, census takers can put “he/she doesn’t want to declare”, the Census Law says.

Inmates are also going to take part in the census.



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