NOTES ON METHODOLOGY
Surveys on internal and international migration of population of the Republic of Croatia are carried out based on data collected by the Ministry of the Interior.
Coverage and comparability
International migration statistics since 2011 are processed according to a new methodology based on the UN Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration and the Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection.
The statistical definition of international migrant is based on the concept of usual residence. According to this concept, immigrants from abroad and emigrants to foreign countries are persons who have changed their country of usual residence for a period that is, or is expected to be, of at least one year.
Data on migration encompass Croatian citizens and foreigners who have been granted temporary or permanent stay in the Republic of Croatia.
According to the methodology that was used until 2010, the international migration statistics included the citizens of the Republic of Croatia and foreigners with the granted permanent stay in the Republic of Croatia who registered or cancelled their place of permanent residence in the Republic of Croatia.
Definitions and explanations
Migration is the spatial movement of people.
A migrant is a person who changed a place of residence (immigrant, emigrant).
Internal migration of population is the change of a place of residence on the territory of the Republic of Croatia.
International migration of population is the change of a country of usual residence.
The internal migration statistics collects and processes data on migration flows of population on the territory of the Republic of Croatia, that is, the data on number and characteristics of persons who changed their place of residence in a given calendar year.
The international migration statistics collects and processes data on international migration flows, that is, the data on number and characteristics of persons who changed their country of usual residence in a given calendar year.
Net migration of population (migration balance) is the difference between the number of immigrants and emigrants of a particular area or country in a given period of time. The contribution of migration to overall population growth or decline is due to positive or negative net migration (net migration is positive when the number of immigrants exceeds the number of emigrants, or net migration is negative when the opposite is true).
Total net migration of population of the county is the difference between the total number of immigrants from another county and abroad and the total number of emigrants to another county and abroad.
Age of migrants is presented as an age reached at the moment of migration. Each age group includes persons who reached age within limits of an interval. For example, the age group from 15 to 19 years includes all persons who have reached 15 years and more, but have not yet turned 20.
Data on migration are presented by territorial constitution according to the Act on the Territories of Counties, Towns and Municipalities in the Republic of Croatia (NN, No. 86/06) with the situation as on the end of the reference year.
NN Narodne novine, official gazette of the Republic of Croatia
UN United Nations
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