Tag: census
Macedonia 19.09.21 | 19:17

More than a million people covered by the census

The State Statistics Bureau (DZS) reported today that the number of citizens covered in the census has surpassed one million. According to the last census, in 2002, Macedonia has over two million citizens, but expectations are that this number has decreased significantly over the past two decades. DZS...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 10:19

Turkish groups say they won’t recognize the census if their share of the population is below 7 percent

Emin Husrev, head of the main association of Turkish NGO groups in Macedonia, said that the Turkish community won’t recognize the 2021 census if the Turkish share of the population ends up below 7 percent. Based on analysis conducted in March, based on field research, polls by our NGOs and reports...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 12:14

800,008 persons counted since start of census

A total of 800,008 persons, 249,500 households and 336,109 apartments were counted until 8 pm on Thursday, the State Statistical Office said Friday. According to the State Statistical Office, 193,168 people have so far used the opportunity to register in the census abroad. The census of population,...

Macedonia 16.09.21 | 12:23

Simovski: It is pure nonsense that someone knows how many people declared themselves as Bulgarians, no one has accessed the data

The course of the census is as expected, even a little better than expected. On workdays, the daily average is around 100,000 people, with a slight increase over the weekends. We’re expecting next weekend to be even better, the director of the State Statistical Office, Apostol Simovski, said on the...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 16:42

Justice Minister Maricic claims that the census is going well

Justice Minister Bojan Maricic today insisted that, despite technical difficulties, Covid fears and manipulation with ethnic representation, the census is proceeding well. According to Maricic, 618,000 citizens were registered in the first week of the in-person census. The electronic system being used...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 09:45

Simovski: There have been two hacking attempts to break into census system, but they were successfully warded off

State Statistical Office’s website is constantly under fire from cyberattacks and there have been two attempts by hackers to break into the census system, which have been successfully warded off, says Apostol Simovski. Our website is constantly constantly under fire from cyberattacks. Probably their...

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 22:01

SSO: 502,000 people counted until 6 pm

502,000 people have been counted until 6 pm, the State Statistical Office informed on Monday, adding that the census process resumes with the desired intensity and pace. Over 500,000 citizens have been counted! The State Statistical Office informs the citizens that for any dilemmas and ambiguities they...

Macedonia 12.09.21 | 21:50

Census safe in terms of both health and data

The Census of Population, Households and Dwellings, which started on September 5 and will last until September 30, is being conducted in 50 census regions in Macedonia. The diaspora has been able to register online since March 1. The authorities emphasize that the operation will be safe in terms of...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 23:07

Pendarovski: We must not stop census process because of technical issues

Commenting on the census and the technical issues that occur, President Stevo Pendarovski said in an interview with “360 degrees” that if 25 days are not enough, an additional five days will be added. In the past, the census lasted for 15 days. It now lasts 25 days. I have heard about some...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 14:23

The census continues to be plagued by technical difficulties

The census continues but due to the technical problems, it is being conducted under a reduced rate, said that State Statistics Bureau (DZS). The controversial operation takes place in the midst of a large coronavirus wave and is now plagued by problems with the electronic devices. DZS said that their...

Macedonia 08.09.21 | 11:32

Despite technical difficulties, census expected to continue

The State Statistics Bureau informed that it has resolved the current technical difficulties and will resume the census, after under 200,000 citizens were processed in two days. The system has been reloaded. We have teams from the application provider and from the internet provider on call read to intervene,...

Macedonia 07.09.21 | 15:35

Mickoski urges Macedonians to fully participate in the census

During his interview on Monday evening, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the ethnic Macedonians to fully participate in the on-going census, warning that a boycott would skew the ethnic break-down of the country. The populist Levica party is calling for a boycott, citing the fear of...

Macedonia 07.09.21 | 13:20

Despite technical difficulties, more than 130,000 citizens processed in the census

A total of 136,773 citizens from 41,478 houses and 59,953 apartments were processed in the first two days of the census, despite the technical difficulties experienced on the second day. DZS statistics bureau director Apostol Simovski said that he is working to identify bugs in the program and avoid...

Balkans 07.09.21 | 11:06

Bulgarian census system hacked on the first day

The electronic system used for the census in Bulgaria was hacked today, on the first day of the electronic portion of the census. The Bulgarian interim Government said that it expects the problem to be overcome quickly. The in-person portion of the census is expected to begin in ten days.

Macedonia 06.09.21 | 23:24

EC: The census is an important exercise and part of the EU accession process

The European Commission encourages everyone in Macedonia to participate in the Population and Housing Census, adding that the census is part of the EU accession process, MIA’s Brussels correspondent reports. European Commission spokeswoman Ana Pisonero told MIA that Brussels was pleased with the ongoing...

Macedonia 06.09.21 | 22:08

Mickoski urges Macedonian citizens to register in the census en masse

The Government and the SSO are responsible for the legal and accurate conduct of the census. Everything else in this process is folklore, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski said Monday on the “24 Analysis” show. What VMRO-DPMNE did at the beginning of this year was practical to...

Macedonia 06.09.21 | 13:45

Census interrupted after the electronic system crashed

The census process that began yesterday, hit its first serious obstacle today. The electronic system used by the canvassers crashed today and work had to be temporarily suspended. Canvassers have devices that allow them the compare key data given by citizens with the data already available to the Interior...

Macedonia 06.09.21 | 10:03

About 90,000 citizens covered on the first day of the census

A little over 90,000 citizens were covered on the first day of the census yesterday, the State Statistics Bureau (DZS) said. The controversial census takes place in the midst of a major coronavirus wave, and also provides that all emigrants will be counted as if they were residents – in an apparent...

Macedonia 05.09.21 | 15:49

Census begins despite ethnic and coronavirus controversies

Teams of canvassers began moving door to door to collect data from citizens for the census. The controversial procedure led to calls for boycott, as it’s being undertaken at a time when Macedonia has a major new wave in the coronavirus pandemic. The census is also controversial for the decision...

Macedonia 03.09.21 | 21:31

Osmani: The Albanian diaspora will be counted along with the residents in the census

In a TV interview, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that the census, which the Zaev regime plans to hold in September, will count emigrants as if they are actual residents. If you remember the divisive issue of the 2011 interrupted census was how to register those who don’t live here. Then the agreement...

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