Estimate on the number of Kosovo population 2011
Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) on annual basis estimates the number of population at country level. Later, this figure will be used as a basic indicator for other analysis and planning.
Therefore, for all data users, these are the latest official data estimated for Kosovo population at municipal level for 2011. Next estimation (2012) will be made by mid-2013.
In this report are provided explanations to the data users on: methodology, data quality, harmonization, correction of inconsistencies, quality, including clarity of editing.
Population estimate is a necessity, practice and standard which is required to be carried out annually by the official statistical institutions of a country. This is due to the fact that, in the period between two censuses (period of ten years) pronounced changes occur in the population of a country, municipality or settlement.
Annual statistical data on population (demography) are fundamental for the study and determination of a wide range of analyzes. Especially, analysis on social and economic issues at certain levels: municipal, national and regional. The data on population constitute the basic component of estimates on national accounts, employment and other social and economic issues.
Up to the penultimate official Census 1981, the population working and living abroad has been calculated as the population of the country. So, earlier estimates on the number of population included also non-resident population. While, the last Population Census 2011 included only resident population.
Kosovo Agency of Statistics in this report has estimated the resident population for 2011, respecting the basic statistical applicable laws: the Law on Population, Households and Housing Census (Lawno. 03/L-237) and the Law on Official Statistic of Republic of Kosovo (Law no. 04/L-036) approvedduring the year 2010-2011.
KAS has also respected the changes in the definition of resident population of a country and UNSD and EUROSTAT recommendations, compared to previous censuses conducted in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971 and 1981.
In this report, is explained also the data coherence, where in order to make it more clear to the users have been used additional elaborations, as well special tables, to reach to the final data (final tables).