Population - Population estimates

 

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

  

 

Data sources

 

The following surveys are the data sources for the population estimate of the Republic of Croatia:

 

-       2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings

-       birth statistics  

-       death statistics

-       statistics of the internal migration of population

-       statistics of the international migration of population.

 

Population estimate has been done on the basis of the census data collected in the 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings.

 

The data on births are collected through the Statistical Report on Births (DEM-1 form) for every entry in the State birth register.

 

The data on deaths are collected through the Statistical Report on Deaths (DEM-2 form) for every entry in the State death register.

 

The surveys on the internal and international migration of population are based on data collected by the Ministry of Interior.

 

Coverage 

 

The population estimate data for the years 2001 - 2010 encompasses all persons included in the total population of the Republic of Croatia in the 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings, all who were born and entered into the State birth register in the period from the estimate date to 31 March 2011, all persons who died and were entered into the State death register in the period from the estimate date to 31 March 2011 and all persons who immigrated from abroad or emigrated to abroad, as well as persons who migrated inside the territory of the Republic of Croatia in the period from the estimate date to 31 March 2011.

 

The population estimate data for the years 2011 - 2018 encompasses all persons included in the total population of the Republic of Croatia in the 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings, all who were born and entered into the State birth register in the period from 1 April 2011 to the estimate date, all persons who died and were entered into the State death register in the period from 1 April 2011 to the estimate date and all persons who immigrated from abroad or emigrated to abroad, as well as persons who migrated inside the territory of the Republic of Croatia in the period from 1 April 2011 to the estimate date.

 

Definitions and explanations

 

Population estimate was calculated on the basis of the 2011 Census, natural change and net migration data.

 

In the 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings, according to the international statistical standards, the concept of the place of usual residence is used in defining the total population. The place of usual residence is considered a place where a person spends most of his/her daily time, irrespective of a short-term absence from it (e.g. due to going on a vacation, trip, medical treatment, visit etc.). In line with the definition of the place of usual residence, the total population includes the following persons:

 

-       Those who have lived in their place of usual residence for a continuous period of at least 12 months before the census moment

-       Those who arrived in their place of usual residence during the 12 months before the census moment with the intention of staying there for at least one year.

 

A live born child (live birth) is every child who at birth exhibits signs of life, such as breathing, beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movements of voluntary muscles.

 

A deceased person (death) is every live born person in whom there is a permanent disappearance of all evidence of life.

 

Natural increase is the difference between the number of live births and the number of deaths.

 

Data by age are expressed by completed years of age on the referent date. The data by age groups include persons who reached the age within the limits of an interval.

 

Immigrated or emigrated population is the population that changed their place of usual residence on the territory of the Republic of Croatia or that changed their country of usual residence for a period that is, or is expected to be, of at least one year.

 

Net migration of population (migration balance) is the difference between the number of immigrants and the number of emigrants of a particular area or country in a given period of time.

 

 

Territorial constitution

 

The data for the years 2001 - 2010 are given by territorial constitution according to the Act on Territories of Counties, Towns and Municipalities in the Republic of Croatia (NN, No. 86/06) with the situation as on 31 December 2010.

The data for the years 2011 - 2018 are given by territorial constitution according to the Act on Territories of Counties, Towns and Municipalities in the Republic of Croatia (NN, No. 86/06) as on the end of the referent year.

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS

 

NN       Narodne novine, official gazette of the Republic of Croatia

 

 

SYMBOLS

-              no occurrence