Population change - Demographic balance and crude rates at national level (demo_gind)

National Reference Metadata in Euro SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Compiling agency: The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

Time Dimension: 2017-A0

Data Provider: SK1

Data Flow: DEMOMIGR_BALESMS_A


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Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Metadata update
3. Statistical presentation
4. Unit of measure
5. Reference Period
6. Institutional Mandate
7. Confidentiality
8. Release policy
9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and comparability
16. Cost and Burden
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)
 



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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

1.2. Contact organisation unit

Population Statistics Department

1.5. Contact mail address

Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

Miletičova 3

824 67 Bratislava

SLOVAK REPUBLIC


2. Metadata update Top
2.1. Metadata last certified 04/06/2018
2.2. Metadata last posted 04/06/2018
2.3. Metadata last update 04/06/2018


3. Statistical presentation Top
3.1. Data description

First results on the main demographic developments in the year of reference.

3.2. Classification system

Not applicable.

3.3. Coverage - sector

Not applicable.

3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions
3.4.1 Please indicate the definition of:
Population The mother's residence The data deaths
1.Usual Residence Population 2.Legal Residence Population 3.Registered Residence Population 4.Other 1.Usual Residence Population 2.Legal Residence Population 3.Registered Residence Population 4.Other 1.Usual Residence Population 2.Legal Residence Population 3.Registered Residence Population 4.Other
The Slovak Republic assesses usual residence as a place of permanent residence, i.e. by the registered residence. Permanent resident population (de jure population) include residents who have at the census reference date permanent residence in the Slovak Republic and have intention to live here 12 months or more. Permanent residence is person´s pernament place of abode. It is municipality in which citizen of the Slovak Republic, or foreign citizen stays according to official registration, i.e. signing up for permanent residence (Act. No. 500/2004 Coll. and Act. No. 48/2002 Coll. in wording of later regulations).       The Slovak Republic assesses usual residence as a place of permanent residence, i.e. by the registered residence. Permanent resident population (de jure population) include residents who have at the census reference date permanent residence in the Slovak Republic and have intention to live here 12 months or more. Permanent residence is person´s pernament place of abode. It is municipality in which citizen of the Slovak Republic, or foreign citizen stays according to official registration, i.e. signing up for permanent residence (Act. No. 500/2004 Coll. and Act. No. 48/2002 Coll. in wording of later regulations).       The Slovak Republic assesses usual residence as a place of permanent residence, i.e. by the registered residence. Permanent resident population (de jure population) include residents who have at the census reference date permanent residence in the Slovak Republic and have intention to live here 12 months or more. Permanent residence is person´s pernament place of abode. It is municipality in which citizen of the Slovak Republic, or foreign citizen stays according to official registration, i.e. signing up for permanent residence (Act. No. 500/2004 Coll. and Act. No. 48/2002 Coll. in wording of later regulations).      

 

3.4.2 Please describe the national definition of:
Population Live births Deaths Immigrants Emigrants
Permanent resident population (de jure population):

persons with permanent residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic (citizens of the Slovak Republic and foreigners granted permanent residence permit in the Slovak Republic). Permanent residence is person´s pernament place of abode. It is municipality in which citizen of the Slovak Republic, or foreign citizen stays according to official registration, i.e. signing up for permanent residence (Act. No. 500/2004 Coll. and Act. No. 48/2002 Coll. in wording of later regulations).

A live-born child is a child showing at least one of the following signs of life at birth such as breathing, beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, active movement of muscles though the umbilical cord has not been cut or the placenta has not been born. At the same time, the birth weight is

a) 500 and more grams or

b) 499 grams and less if a child survives 24­ hours after its birth.

Irreversible cessation of vital functions of the body.
Cessation of breathing and heartbeat, or irreversible extinction of brain functions.
   

 

3.4.3 Please provide details of the deviations of the national definition used from the usual residence definition.
Population Live births Deaths Immigrants Emigrants
adjusted no deviation no deviation adjusted adjusted
3.5. Statistical unit

Number of persons.

3.6. Statistical population
In case of survey as data source, please describe the target statistical population (one or more) which the data set refers to
Population Live births Deaths Immigrants Emigrants
 permanent resident population   permanent resident population   permanent resident population  permanent resident population    permanent resident population
3.7. Reference area

Data are available at national level of geographical detail.

3.8. Coverage - Time

Since 1920.

3.9. Base period

Since 1996.


4. Unit of measure Top

Counts of statistical units


5. Reference Period Top

The reference date for population data is the end of the reference period (midnight of 31st December).
The reference period for vital events data is the calendar year in which the events occurred.  
The reference period for migration flow data is the calendar year in which the migration occurred.


6. Institutional Mandate Top
6.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements

Law Act No. 298/2010 Coll., full version of Law Act No. 540/2001 Coll. on State Statistics

The Programme of State Statistical Surveys

Law Act No. 122/2013 Coll. on Protection of Personal Data and on Changing and Amending of other acts.

Directive of SO SR No. 5/2012 on Protection confidental statistical data

6.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing

Programme of State Statistical Surveys

Inter-departmental agreements (agreements with key data producers from the central state bodies, mainly the Ministry of Interior of the SR and the Ministry of Health) 


7. Confidentiality Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy

Law Act No. 122/2013 Coll. on Protection of Personal Data and on Changing and Amending of other acts.

Directive of SO SR No. 5/2012 on Protection confidental statistical data

Guideline of SO SR No. 1/2013 on Directive on Protection confidental statistical data

7.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

The Statistical Office of the SR provides statistical data and results in a form that data on persons provided by the applicant could not be directly or indirectly identified. In order to ensure the protection of confidential statistical data in tables with aggregated data, the Statistical Office of the SR applies the rule of minimum frequency with the rule p % if for technical or other reasons it is not necessary otherwise.

Microdata are provided under special conditions. Any requirement for disclosure of microdata is considered separately by the highest management of the Statistical Office. Access to microdata is provided either by sending confidentional data to research institutions, or through the Safe centrum. Safe centrum is a secured room, which is supervised and where researchers can analyze the data on the computer where necessary software is installed to analyze data (Microsoft Excel, SAS, etc.) . This computer is not connected to the Internet, internal network does not have a functional USB port or CD driver. It is not possible in  any way to export or send the microdata. Expert of the Office applies protection methods and then makes data available for researcher - applicant.


8. Release policy Top
8.1. Release calendar

90 days after the end of the reference period

8.2. Release calendar access

https://slovak.statistics.sk/PortalTraffic/fileServlet?Dokument=b456e3f0-5c33-40a3-b19f-b387f22557c8

8.3. Release policy - user access

http://portal.statistics.sk/showdoc.do?docid=5622


9. Frequency of dissemination Top

monthly, quarterly, yearly data


10. Accessibility and clarity Top
10.1. Dissemination format - News release

The press conference on the most up-to-date demographic developments in the Slovak Republic (national and regional level), compared with the demographic trends for the previous years (time series). It takes place annually, in June. 

News release: Information Reports are available in Slovak and English

10.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Methodological notes are included in all relevant population related publications as well as in population databases.

´Population Development of the SR in YYYY´ - the publication includes the analytical text and tables

Data on population in electronic form: http://portal.statistics.sk/showdoc.do?docid=4143 (´The Population Change in the Slovak Republic´)

The annual Statistical Yearbook of the Slovak Republic

The annual Regional Statistical Yearbook of Slovakia

News release: Information Reports are available in Slovak and English

10.3. Dissemination format - online database

The SLOVSTAT database: http://www.statistics.sk/pls/elisw/vbd

The date of the first release of data: 90 days after the end of the reference period

The REGDAT database: http://portal.statistics.sk/showdoc.do?docid=4173 (6 months after the end of the reference year)

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Microdata are provided under special conditions. Any requirement for disclosure of microdata is considered separately by the highest management of the Statistical Office. Access to microdata is provided either by sending confidentional data to research institutions, or through the Safe centrum. Safe centrum is a secured room, which is supervised and where researchers can analyze the data on the computer where necessary software is installed to analyze data (Microsoft Excel, SAS, etc.) . This computer is not connected to the Internet, internal network does not have a functional USB port or CD driver. It is not possible in  any way to export or send the microdata. Expert of the Office applies protection methods and then makes data available for researcher - applicant.

10.5. Dissemination format - other

Thematic maps; microdata via the safe centrum

10.6. Documentation on methodology
Please provide a link to national methodology reports and reference metadata files available on-line concerning the supplied data.
Population Live births Deaths Immigrants Emigrants Net migration
Concepts dictionary  Concepts dictionary Concepts dictionary Concepts dictionary Concepts dictionary  Concepts dictionary

Methodology: http://portal.statistics.sk/showdoc.do?docid=4145

Concepts dictionary: Vocabulary

The SLOVSTAT database: http://portal.statistics.sk/showdoc.do?docid=4171

The REGDAT database: http://portal.statistics.sk/showdoc.do?docid=4173

10.7. Quality management - documentation

Quality policy : Policy

Quality declaration : Declaration

Quality objectives : Objectives


11. Quality management Top
11.1. Quality assurance

The data collection and processing of demographic statistics in Slovakia is conducted in accordance with the Quality management system of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic (ISO 9001:2009).

Quality manual : Book of quality

Methodological notes are included in all relevant population as well as in population databases.

11.2. Quality management - assessment

The Slovak Republic has a high quality of demographic data because they are based on the results of the most recent Census of Population and Housing, updated every year by results of a regular, continual and exhaustive demographic survey on all vital events and migration, covering the whole territory/population of the SR. Civil registration system, health institutions and residence registration authorities are obliged by law to register and report to the Statistical Office on all occurred vital events and cases of migration.

The Census of Population and Housing was an exhaustive survey - i.e. covering each person in the territory of the Slovak Republic. It was based on the method of self-enumeration.

  • Population group coverage: Data cover persons with permanent residence in the Slovak Republic.
  • Geographical coverage: Data are processed for all municipalities of the Slovak Republic and grouped by 8 regions and 79 districts. 
  • Topical coverage: Data are compiled by sex and single year of age, and age group; all vital events and events of migration, population stocks and structures. 


12. Relevance Top
12.1. Relevance - User Needs

Main users: public administration, self-government, scientific researchers, universities, private sector.

Main needs: standard outputs to ensure time series and data with detailed content and territorial  breakdowns.

12.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

Satisfaction questionnaire regurarly conducted every two years for all areas of statistics

12.3. Completeness

All the statistical data that are standardly requested by international institutions and national users are available. 


13. Accuracy Top
13.1. Accuracy - overall
Please report on the reasons for any unreliability of the data on:
Population Live births Deaths Immigrants Emigrants Net migration
 no reason  no reason  no reason some persons fail to register upon their arrival to the country (mainly EU citizens, because of the freedom of movement) some persons fail to deregister when leaving for abroad, because the majority of them has an intention to return back the figure can be biased by possible inaccuracies in stocks of immigrants and emigrants
13.2. Sampling error
In case of survey as data source, please provide information on the part of the difference between a population value and an estimate thereof, derived from a random sample, which is due to the fact that only a subset of the population is enumerated.
Population Live births Deaths Immigrants Emigrants
not applicable
(there is an exhaustive survey on demographic events)
not applicable
(there is an exhaustive survey on demographic events)
not applicable
(there is an exhaustive survey on demographic events)
not applicable
(there is an exhaustive survey on demographic events)
not applicable
(there is an exhaustive survey on demographic events)
13.3. Non-sampling error
In case of survey as data source, please provide information on the error in survey estimates which cannot be attributed to sampling fluctuations.
Population Live births Deaths Immigrants Emigrants
 not applicable   not applicable   not applicable   not applicable   not applicable


14. Timeliness and punctuality Top
14.1. Timeliness

90 days after the end of the reference period: demographic data on each demographic event are collected continuously with monthly frequency 

14.2. Punctuality

Not applicable


15. Coherence and comparability Top
15.1. Comparability - geographical

The level of geographical detail of demographic survey results is processed in accordance with the Commission Regulation EU No. 31/2011 amending annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS).

There is a 100% comparability of statistics among geographical areas (from LAU 2 up to NUTS 1 according to the NUTS classification)

15.2. Comparability - over time
Please provide information on the length of comparable time series (indicate the first reference year for which data are availble), reference periods at which series occur, the reasons for the breaks and treatments of them.
Population Live births Deaths Immigrants Emigrants
 since 1920  since 1920  since 1920  since 1920  since 1920
15.3. Coherence - cross domain

The Statistical Office of the SR is the only provider of the population stocks figures for all other national statistics.

15.4. Coherence - internal

Demographic balancing equation used in the inter-censal period (i.e. between 2 subsequent censuses): Population on 1 January + Live brtih - Deaths + Immigrants - Emmigrants = Population on 31 December.

It is internally coherent: the used definitions of demographic events are always the same.

Population surveys on vital events and migration are conducted on the basis of statistical code-lists harmonised according to EU statistical standars.


16. Cost and Burden Top

Reporting units provide data for the purposes of state demographic statistics free of charge - on the basis of their legal duty.


17. Data revision Top
17.1. Data revision - policy

No data revisions are made.

17.2. Data revision - practice

Not applicable


18. Statistical processing Top
18.1. Source data
Please report on the data sources used for the first reference year and inform of any changes thereto,  to produce:
Population Live births Deaths Immigrants Emigrants
Population Census results + data from the monthly demographic survey (birth, death, migration) are the basic data that serve for balancing the population change (i.e. population stocks and flows).  Exhaustive monthly survey covering all births to mothers with permanent residence in the Slovak Republic. Statistical Report on Birth (OBYV 1-12)  Exhaustive monthly survey covering all deaths of persons with permanent residence in the Slovak Republic. Statistical Report on Deaths (OBYV 3-12) Exhaustive monthly survey covering all cases of migration in terms of the change of address of permanent residence (including both foreign and internal migration). Statistical Report on Migraton (OBYV 5-12) Exhaustive monthly survey covering all cases of migration in terms of the change of address of permanent residence (including both foreign and internal migration). Statistical Report on Migraton (OBYV 5-12)
18.2. Frequency of data collection

Continuous exhaustive monthly demographic survey on vital events and migration: marriage, birth, deaths, divorce, migration.

18.3. Data collection

Demography statistics is collected by way of statistical survey on population changes (vital events and migration) conducted each year by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic (SR) by means of statistical reports OBYV 1-5/12. The survey covers persons with permanent residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic (SR citizens and foreigners granted permanent residence permit in the Slovak Republic). It is an exhaustive survey conducted under the Programme of National Statistical Surveys. The Programme of National Statistical Surveys is a legislative document imposing the reporting duty concerning all statistical surveys on reporting units according to § 18, Par. 3 of Act No. 540/2001 Coll. on State Statistics as amended.

 Demography statistics in the Slovak Republic covers the following demographic events: birth, marriage, divorce, change of address of permanent residence and death. The data are collected from the reporting units including municipal and city authorities in charge of keeping birth, marriage and death registers (i.e. registry offices), health institutions, competent courts, residence registration offices of municipal and city authorities, competent departments of the Ministry of Interior for foreigners. There is also a special register of the vital events that occurred to Slovak Republic´s citizens abroad.

Demographic data are drawn from the following reports on demographic events for each person with permanent residence in the Slovak Republic:
OBYV 1-12 (Statistical Report on the Conclusion of Marriage)
OBYV 2-12 (Statistical Report on Birth)
OBYV 3-12 (Medical Report and the Statistical Report on Death)
OBYV 4-12 (Statistical Report on Divorce)
OBYV 5-12 (Statistical Report on Change of the Address of Permanent Residence/Report on Migration)

18.4. Data validation

The quality of demographic data for the Slovak Republic is guaranted by the fact that they are collected by means of the exhaustive demographic survey covering all vital events and events of migration for the total population with permanent residence in the Slovak Republic; it is a countinuous exhaustive survey with monthly frequency. The data collection system is based on the reporting duty of reporting units under the national law. The reporting units are state institutions, so it guarantees the completeness and quality of the survey. In the next step, the collected demographic data are uploaded into a single centralised statistical database ("ZBD_OBYV") under the Automated Statistical Information System; upon the data uploading, there is a special software to check consistency, accuracy and completeness of the data.

 The data quality is guaranted also by the use of the statistical code-lists that are in accordance with EU standards for statistics.

18.5. Data compilation

The data reflect the results of the most recent Census of Population and Housing, updated annually, based on the results of the statistical surveys on vital statistics and migration made by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic.

The results of the surveys are collected monthly. The dates of occurrence of demographic events (births, deaths and changes of permanent residence), not the dates of the civil registration of demographic events), are used in compiling population data.

Information on each demographic event is reported into a paper form "OBYV". The collection of paper forms for a reference month is sent, in monthly frequency, to a specialised office under the SO SR for electronic processing: the data from the paper foms are uploaded into the primary database called "ZBER" (collection). Upon the data uploading, there is a special software to check consistency, accuracy and completeness of the data (there are, e.g., logical checks aimed at the logical links among particular of information according to technical project documentation. If irregularities are detected, they are corrected. The procedures include also data coding, which converts verbally recorded information into the classification schemes according to statistical code lists. As a result, the final database called ZBD_OBYV (microdatabase) is created.

We make neither estimations nor imputations of demographic statistics data as they are collected under a monthly exhaustive demographic survey. (Please, see 18.3. Data collection and 18.4 Data validation).

18.6. Adjustment

The demographic statistics data are collected and compiled in compliance with EU Regulations and using the code-lists harmonised with EU statistical standards.


19. Comment Top

None.


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