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Identifying future population statistics needs

The Agency was invited to attend and provide input to Eurostat’s consultation with other European Commission Directorates-General concerning their needs and priorities for population statistics from mid-2020s onwards.

This consultation, together with ongoing discussions with National Statistical Institutes, will help prepare a new and comprehensive legal base for European population statistics, which will integrate much of the existing demographic and migration statistics.

Statistical users were invited to consider needs for a wide range of statistics on the demographic, social, migration-related, economic, household and family, and housing characteristics of the population. Priority topics were identified, together with further details on the frequency with which data are required and the levels of geographical detail.