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Participate in the 2021 Census of Population and Housing by filling in the online questionnaire
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What is the census?

The Census of Population and Housing (Census, in short) is an official measure of persons and dwellings in Malta and Gozo, taken at a specific point in time. It is a nationwide exercise carried out every ten years and is governed by national and EU laws.

Why it matters?

The census holds great value both at national and international level. Nationally, the census provides precise information on the resident population, their housing and dwelling characteristics. Internationally, the collection of harmonised data across the European Union allows for comparison between Member States.

Data privacy and security

By law, your information is confidential. The National Statistics Office (NSO) collects data for statistical purposes only and cannot share or publish any identifiable information to third parties. To ensure this, the NSO will apply the necessary confidentiality and anonymisation processes.

2021 Census

2021 Census

For more information on the content of the 2021 Census of Population and Housing questionnaire, you can download the booklet version below.

View the 2021 Edition

Participation in Census 2021

The Census of Population and Housing is an official measure of persons and dwellings in Malta and Gozo, taken at a specific point in time. It is a nationwide exercise carried out every ten years. In order to find out more about the various methods of participation and the eligibility criteria check out the PARTICIPATION page. This page outlines a number of frequently asked questions about the census including how to participate, what information is required and how it will be protected.

Latest News

18 Sep 2021

Director General interviewed by TVM on Census of Population and Housing 2021

The Director General, Etienne Caruana, in his capacity as Census Officer has been interviewed by TVM on the upcoming Census of Population and Housing. The article and accompanying footage are … read more

13 May 2021

Launch of Census of Population and Housing 2021

The National Statistics Office (NSO) will be holding the Census of Population and Housing 2021 in accordance with national legislation – Census Act 1948 and EU regulatory requirements – Regulation … read more

Upcoming Events

01 Oct 2021

Launch of Online Questionnaire

The 2021 Census is the first online Census in Malta and will allow all individuals to reply through a secure online portal. The National Statistics Office will be launching the …

21 Jun 2021

Pilot Project

In preparation for the 2021 Census of Population and Housing, the NSO will be carrying out a Census Pilot Survey during the months of June and July 2021. The survey …

13 May 2021

Launch of Census of Population and Housing 2021

On the 13 of May 2021, the National Statistics Office officially launched the Census of Population and Housing. The Census of Population and Housing 2021 will be held in accordance …

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