Estimate on the number of Kosovo population 2011

  • 06/03/2013

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[1] and EUROSTAT[2] 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).