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Bundestag approves: Next census in 2021

The Bundestag has made the way for a new census 2021. The law barely passed, and already a dispute between the Federation and the länder on the horizon on the cost. Because the rise, according to estimates, strong.

In the next year in Germany again for a comprehensive census. The Bundestag is free made late on Thursday evening the way for the census of 2021.

included population , buildings and housing census, the Parliament adopted a legal basis. As at the 2011 census, most of the existing administrative data will be used. Only in cases where the data are not sufficient to give it to random sample surveys of citizens.

Significant cost increase

The cost for the public sector are estimated at 994 million euros. This is significantly more than ten years ago, as a 667 million euros for preparation, collection, processing and evaluation is due.

reasons for the cost increase in the General price development as well as higher demands on data protection and IT will be called security. In addition, the Federal constitutional court have to pay for the correction of the inhabitants of a larger sample of households than in 2011 requires.

Two-thirds of countries carry reports

As the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" ("NOZ"), looms over the distribution of costs already dispute between the Federation and the länder. According to the in the evening, adopted the text of the legislation, the Federal government will bear the costs in the amount of 238,4 million euros. In the case of the countries would be incurred, however, according to their calculations, the budgetary expenditure of EUR 722 million.

According to the "NOZ" to penetrate the country on a roughly equal distribution of cost and want to stop the law, therefore, in the Federal Council. "From the looks of it, the call of the countries of the conciliation Committee," said schleswig-Holstein's agent, to the Federal government, the CDU politician Ingbert Liebing, the newspaper. The Federal Council will break, probably at its last meeting before the summer on 28. June with the census law has to deal with.

the results of The census are to be used according to the Federal Ministry of the interior for policy planning and decision-making. Here is the question, where schools, workplaces and homes for the elderly are needed. The data also serve as the basis for numerous other statistics.

suits: census 2011 was in line with the Constitution, 19.09.2018 2011 census: A census with far-reaching consequences, 18.09.2018 news Atlas |Berlin, Germany your opinion -

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