More than 100,000 persons have been enumerated in the e-census
Eestlased Eestis 04 Jan 2012  EWR
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Statistics Estonia
By the afternoon of Tuesday, 3 January, 102,620 persons had been enumerated online. This represents more than 8% of all Estonian residents. Participation rates have been the highest in Harju and Tartu counties.

“This is an excellent result, considering that the e-census has only lasted for four days,” said Mr Priit Potisepp, Director General of Statistics Estonia. “Yesterday we saw that people are seriously interested in participating in the e-census – at times, the interest was greater than our system can handle. I would like to thank everyone for their patience,” said Potisepp. He emphasised that during the first few days of the census people should look at the system load meter before logging in, to ensure that the enumeration goes smoothly.

The number of enumerated persons by county can be seen on the census website at The census progress is updated hourly. It should be noted that the table published on the website includes people who have been enumerated twice. The data will be revised during the data processing after the census and each person will only be counted once.

The e-census questionnaires can be completed on the census website until 31 January. All permanent residents of Estonia aged 15 and above can complete the census questionnaires themselves. The questionnaires on children will be completed by their parents or guardians.

Should respondents have any questions about completing the census online, they can contact customer support by email at or by phone at 625 9100. The working hours of the customer support are 08:00 to 22:00 every day.

N.B. Respondents should bear in mind that the household member who is the first to log into the e-census environment will be asked to confirm the list of household members as the first step. Only after that can other members of the household start completing their Personal Questionnaires. Before you start the e-census, it is recommended to read the information published on the census website at If any error messages are displayed, you should exit the system, close the browser window and then log in again.

The census is conducted until 31 March. During the first month (31 Dec 2011 to 31 Jan 2012), the permanent residents of Estonia can complete the census online. Those who do not participate in the e-census will be visited by an enumerator in the period of 16 February to 31 March 2012.

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