Census of Population,
Households and Dwellings 2011
BASIC INFORMATION ON THE CENSUS HUB
The Census Hub is a conceptually new dissemination system of the 2011 Census data and housing censuses in the European Union Member States and EFTA countries.
The hub environment has been designed in order to offer an efficient solution for dissemination of census data and metadata, which are methodologically comparable between the Member States and structured in the same way. The application is available at https://ec.europa.eu/CensusHub2.
The Member States agreed on providing access to their data according to standard processes, formats and technologies. For this purpose, the SDMX standard for data and metadata exchange is used. The census data are not previously collected and stored in a central repository, but are directly accessed from the Member States’ databases through a central census hub upon a request of a data collector.
A data user browses the Hub to define a dataset of interest via structural metadata. He browses the dimensions and selects a dataset. Then he chooses the organization of the output layout specifying which dimension will match X-axis and Y-axis and which dimension will vary item after item to generate new tables.