March 1, a month before the official start of the country’s 2021 Population and Housing Census, the State Statistical Office’s online census surveys will be accessible to the Macedonian diaspora community. Employees in the country’s diplomatic and consular missions abroad and their family members; deployed troops; prisoners; and the homeless will also be counted. This part of the national headcount will happen between March 1 and April 21, 2021.
Citizens living abroad can fill out the online surveys on the State Statistical Office website, and will be able to be informed about the census process through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its website, Viber and WhatsApp services, as well as through the mobile application which is made in 8 languages. The application will be identical to the surveys used by the enumerators. Citizens abroad will be informed about the census via social media, Macedonian media, local radios, etc.