The "Microcensus 2023" starts in Bavaria.
60,000 households are asked about education, work, family, income and housing.
The information is mandatory.
Munich – The "largest annual household survey" starts in Bavaria.
The people in 60,000 households are being surveyed for the "Microcensus 2023".
According to the State Office for Statistics, the affected households are randomly selected.
The survey has been taking place throughout Germany for 66 years.
One percent of the population is asked about education, work, family, household and income by trained interviewers.
Microcensus 2023 in Bavaria: Information is mandatory for everyone
The households are selected using a mathematical random system.
"For the majority of the questions, according to the Microcensus Act, there is an obligation to provide information for the approximately one percent randomly selected households in Bavaria," the authority reports.
The households are therefore obliged to answer the questions.
Anyone who refuses faces a fine in Bavaria after several warnings.
Those affected will be informed in advance by post about their participation.
They will be informed in this, together with a suggested date for a telephone interview.
Multi-page questionnaire: Affected households have to enter numerous answers for the microcensus.
In the 2022 census (census), an interviewer wanted to make an appointment with a data subject. A dispute broke out on the property, and the resident expelled the interrogator.
In the 2022 census (census), an interviewer wanted to make an appointment with a data subject.
A dispute broke out on the property, and the resident expelled the interrogator.
Microcensus 2023: focus is on health insurance
The trained interviewers are tasked with asking questions about the economic and social situation.
Each year the census has a different focus.
In 2023, health insurance is the focus.
The microcensus includes four surveys at the same time.
“First: the actual microcensus core program.
Second, the European Union Labor Force Survey.
The third and fourth elements are the European community statistics on income and living conditions and the European Union survey on the use of information and communication technologies in private households.”
Accordingly, the respondents are divided into four groups.
Each group receives a different questionnaire.
The surveys in Bavaria are starting these days and will last until December.
The results are an important basis for needs-based planning and decisions in public administration, business and society.
Statistics are also an important source of data for science.
For example, they decide how much money Germany receives from the European Union's structural and investment funds.
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