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UN Demographic Yearbook: Data collection and dissemination Focus: Migration data. DYB Data collection through questionnaires. Population Estimates (4 tables) Vital Statistics (33 tables) International Travel and Migrations Statistics (6/11 tables): Data on flows

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Un demographic yearbook data collection and dissemination focus migration data

UN Demographic Yearbook:Data collection and disseminationFocus: Migration data


Dyb data collection through questionnaires

DYB Data collection through questionnaires

  • Population Estimates (4 tables)

  • Vital Statistics (33 tables)

  • International Travel and Migrations Statistics (6/11 tables): Data on flows

  • Human Functioning and Disability Statistics (3 tables)

  • 3 questionnaires on Population and Housing Census (general 19 / economic 9 / household 9): data on stocks


Alternative collection methods

Alternative collection methods

  • Joint collection of data with organizations for population estimates and vital statistics as well as for migration (Eurostat/Council of Europe)

  • Data sharing arrangements with other organizations (WHO, ILO, UNESCO)

  • Obtaining data from national publications and websites (census websites etc.)


Data collection general timeline

Data collection: General timeline

  • Questionnaires are sent in December

  • Data is requested for April

  • Internal processing and follow up through summer

  • Note: Census questionnaires only sent after census took place


Collection of migration flow data

Collection of migration flow data

  • Collected annually until 1999

  • 1998: Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration Rev.1

  • Questionnaire is adapted to the Revision and tested

  • New questionnaire sent to all countries with the 2005 data collection

  • Results for non-European countries:

    16 replies (10 with data, 5 without data)


Joint data collection on migration

Joint data collection on migration

  • Joint questionnaire currently consists of 13 tables

  • 5 tables of which are identical to DYB questionnaire

    - Major categories of inflows and outflows

    - Long-term immigration by country of last residence and sex

    - Long-term immigration by citizenship, age and sex

    - Long-term emigration by country of next residence and sex

    - Long-term emigration by citizenship, age and sex


Joint questionnaire timeline

Joint questionnaire: Timeline

  • March 2007: Meeting of partners to discuss possibilities in streamlining the questionnaire; in light of the results of:

    • This EGM

    • The pending European legislation

    • Similar meetings (e.g. Edinburgh)

    • Internal studies done by the partners on response rates and (anticipated) uses


Dissemination of migration data

Dissemination of migration data

  • Special topics on censuses: stock data

  • Special topic on migration: 1989

  • Direct access of partner: UN Population Division (estimates)

  • Planned: integral part of regular DYB


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