Statistical disclosure control (SDC) methods and tools for census 2021

Statistical disclosure control (SDC) methods and tools for census 2021

Course Leader

Fabian BACH, Aleksandra BUJNOWSKA, Wim KLOEK

Target Group

Statisticians working on census 2021 statistical disclosure control (SDC) implementation

Entry Qualifications

  • Sound command of English. Participants should be able to make short interventions and to actively participate in discussions
  • At least basic knowledge of statistical disclosure control methods (participation in Statistical Disclosure Control course recommended)
  • Knowledge of census data


The objective of this course is to facilitate the application of methods and tools recommended for census 2021 protection


  • Presentation of recommended methods for census 2021 protection
  • Presentation of tools to be used to define and protect confidential cells
  • Practical case studies from participants

Expected Outcome

Better understanding of the recommended SDC methods for census 2021 and ability to use the tools.

Training Methods

The course programme is a mix of theory and practice with an emphasis on the practical use of the tools. The following training methods will be used:

  • Presentations and lectures
  • Demonstration of recommended software tools
  • Hands-on software session allowing participants going through the whole census protection process
  • Exchange of views/experiences on national practices

Required Reading

Recommendations for the protection of Census data: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/content/recommendations-protection-census-data_en 

Suggested Reading

Required Preparation

It is recommended to follow the course on statistical disclosure control (for example ESTP course on SDC)


Tobias ENDERLE (Destatis)
Johannes GUSSENBAUER (Statistics Austria);
Eric SCHULTE NORDHOLT (Statistics Netherlands);
Peter-Paul DE WOLF (Statistics Netherlands)

Practical Information





Application  via National Contact Point


2.5 days



Deadline: 02.12.2020