Popolazione e abitazioni

Permanent census of population and housing

To provide an accurate population count and survey of structural features, to update and review anagraphical data, to calculate the legal population and to gather information on the number and structural characteristics of housing and buildings. These are the main aims of the population and housing census.

In 2012 the Italian permanent census of population and housing was introduced by law. The goal is to produce data on an annual basis – not decades – using information from administrative sources complemented with statistics surveys.

The permanent census allows a significant reduction in costs related to the census, the noise relief for families and a less impact for municipalities.