Population census

[video: https://www.cbs.nl/en-gb/video/d87c16e70cf7459ca7e92fd33635bb1a]

(Subtitled in English )
A history of the oldest official statistics of Statistics Netherlands: the Population Census. How we once went from door to door with pink and blue sheets of paper to know how many inhabitants the Netherlands had. And how we now do this completely virtually thanks to our good Personal Records Database (BRP). With special attention to the renewal of the last census of 2021. We now count in squares of one by one kilometer.


00:00 Introduction
00:27 About the census
01:26 Virtual census
01:51 The Netherlands in squares
02:25 Privacy protection

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