Since the European Day of Statistics is being celebrated in October, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics will have activities spanning the whole month through the "Back to basics" Project.
The goal of that project is to introduce the general public to frequently used, but also frequently misunderstood statistical concepts in an interesting and accessible way through eight videos. Three videos have been already published on the following themes: The Census of Population, Households and Dwellings, Population Estimates and Metadata.
More videos on the topics of Risk-of-Poverty Threshold, Median and Average, Seasonal Adjustment as well as Statistical Error will be soon available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.
October is the month in which we celebrate World Statistics Day, but this month is particularly important for the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (CBS) since on 19 October 2015 marks the 140th anniversary of official Croatian statistics. On this occasion the CBS prepared a short story “Life through the spectrum of numbers”, which illustrates how much life is accompanied with statistical data.
The CBS celebrated its 140th anniversary by holding a conference under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, held at the Croatian Chamber of Economy. Participants were addressed by Mr. Marko Krištof, CBS’ Director General, followed by Branko Grčić, Vice President of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, who emphasised the importance of statistics in today's globalised world.