Special Data Dissemination Standard
|I. Analytical Framework, Concepts, Definitions, and Classifications|
2.1.1 Concepts and definitions
Current population estimates are made in the National Statistical Service (NSS) with regard to the de jure population. Current estimates of the size of the de jure population are computed on the basis of results of the latest census, conducted on October 10–19, 2001. However on the basis of the population census results, de facto population numbers are also computed.
The NSS maintains population statistics on the basis of the following international standards:
Definition of de jure and de facto population is provided in the legal act Main Methodological and Organizational Issues on Preparation and Conduction of Population Census in RA in 2001 approved by the State Council on Statistics of RA.
Population estimates are recorded and published according to the RA Law On administrative and Territorial Division and by sex and age structure. See also 3.1.1 and 5.1.1.
|II. Scope of the data|
Scope of the data
In accordance with census data, the size of the de jure population includes all de jure residents (present as of the recording date) on the territory of Armenia and those temporarily absent (for a period of up to one year) at the time of the census. Population data cover the geographical territory of the country.
Exceptions to coverage
Regarding population coverage, there are a few exceptions to the rule, viz.:
|III. Accounting Conventions|
|IV. Nature of the Basic Data Sources|
3.1.1 Source data collection programs
According to Chapter 4 of the Law On the Population Census, of the Republic of Armenia, census is conducted every 10 years, covering the entire territory of the country. Data collection is implemented in traditional method through the visit of enumerators to resident and other buildings and the direct interviewing and completing of questionnaires.
During the inter-census period, the following data covering the entire territory of the country is computed:
Civil registration is conducted through urban and regional divisions of civil registry offices of the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Justice. For statistical estimation of data on population natural movement , the second copies of civil registry documents are received and processed by the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia, monthly.
Current population estimates are derived on quarterly (current) and annual (revised) periodicity.
Data on birth and death are computed using the method of direct techniques, dates of events, as well as registration are taken into account.
3.1.2 Source data definitions, scope, classifications, valuation, and time of recording
Generally, existing data sources are consistent with the definitions, time of recording required for the elaboration of qualitative population statistics: questions in the population census questionnaire for 2001 and 2011: “birth date: day, month, year” enable to estimate those born in the last 12 months, “marital status”, “sex”, “number of children born to a woman”, “number of children surviving”. But, there are difficulties regarding the estimation of international migration.
3.1.3 Source data timeliness
Time of recording: Annual reports “On Sex and Age Composition of Rural Population as of the beginning of the year” are submitted by all the village community municipalities before the 28th of the following February.
3.2.1 Source data assessment
Before generating the statistical data set, data are subject to automatic formal and logical control process. The control round was carried out after the realization of the census count by the enumerators to check the completeness and correctness of the population count, with the use of sampling (random).
|V. Compilation Practices|
3.3.1 Source data statistical techniques
Time adjusted estimates:
Population estimates are computed based on the results of the last available population census results by adding the data on natural change (increase/decrease) resulting from the data processing of civil acts on births and deaths and using an adjusted estimate for the migration balance.
|VI. Other Aspects|
5.1.5 Dissemination on request
Unpublished non-confidential demographic data that are possible to obtain from the database are provided upon request.
5.3.1 Dissemination of information on contact points
The Statistical Information Dissemination and Marketing Division of the NSS is responsible for statistical issues. Information on contact points is specified in all the publications of the NSS, respectively.
In addition, the Statistical Yearbook and the ad-hoc publications include contact information on respective responsible persons (name, surname and telephone).
5.3.2 Availability of documents and services catalogsAccording to the Annual State Statistical Work Program, every year the NSS publishes and disseminates the Catalogue of Statistical Publications. The Catalogue contains detailed and clearly structured information on NSS hard copy publications. The Catalogue presents each publication by title, through a short summary of its contents, periodicity and publication deadline.The Catalogue aims to guide users about the statistical products published by the NSS.The electronic version of the Catalogue is available on the NSS website at http://www.armstat.am/en/?nid=82&id=1412