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Statistical operations compiled by the INE Scope Source Frecuency IOE Code
TopPopulation figures
 

Objective: To obtain the figures of the resident population using the results of the Vital Statistics and the Migration Statistics, and from the administrative information regarding the granting or acquisition of Spanish nationality by foreign citizens.

Variables studied: population by sex, year of birth, age, nationailty and country of birth.

The population series is obtained from the Intercensus population estimates for the 1971-2012 period, and from the Population Figures operation from 2012 onward.

National
Autonomous
Provincial
Islands
INE six monthly 30231
30263
TopContinuous Household Survey
 

Objective: to become the reference INE source for households, disseminating annual information about the demographic basic features of the population, of the households and of the dwellings where they live.

Variables studied: resident population by different classifications (age, sex, place of birth, nationality, size of the township, type of household, resident foreign population and their descendets. General information regarding the number of households by size and composition, and cohabitation is also available, including tenancy system, usable floor area, number of rooms, year and type of building.

Conducted since: 2013.

National
Autonomous
Provincial

INE yearly 30274
TopPopulation Projections
  Objective: simulation of the future resident population in Spain, Autonomous Communities and provinces by sex, age and generation, based on a prolongation of recent demographic trends and behaviour.

Variables studied: population and demographic events (births, deaths and migrations) by sex, age and generation.

Conducted since: 2014. It replaces Short-term projections of population and Long-term projections of population.

National
Autonomous
Provincial
INE two-yearly 30278
TopHousehold Projection
  Objective: To provide a statistical simulation of the number of future households in Spain, of each Autonomous Community and each province, in case the currently observed demographic tendencies and social behaviours are extended.

Variables studied: number of households by size.

Conducted since: 2014. Data available since 2014.

National
Autonomous
Provincial
INE three-yearly 30276
Top2011 Population and Housing Census
  Objective: population recount and knowledge of its structure.

Variables studied: regarding population: age, sex, nationality, residence status, marital status, place of birth, migration variables, training, relationship with the economic activity, social and economic condition, marriage, fertility, kinship relationships, zone, size of the municipality, household structure and family units.
Regarding homes: type, zone, installations, useful area in square metres, construction period, number of rooms, tenancy regime type of owner; and by type, number of floors, number of dwellings, type of owner, status and period of construction of the building.
National
Autonomous
Provincial
Municipal
Inframuni-
cipal
INE Once a decade 30243
Top2001 Population and Housing Census
  Objective: population recount and knowledge of its structure.

Variables studied: regarding population: age, sex, nationality, residence status, marital status, place of birth, migration variables, training, relationship with the economic activity, social and economic condition, marriage, fertility, kinship relationships, zone, size of the municipality, household structure and family units.
Regarding homes: type, zone, installations, useful area in square metres, construction period, number of rooms, tenancy regime type of owner; and by type, number of floors, number of dwellings, type of owner, status and period of construction of the building.

Available results: 2001.

National
Autonomous
Provincial
Municipal
Inframuni-
cipal
INE Once a decade
30243
Top1991 Population and Housing Census
 

Objective: population recount and knowledge of its structure.

Variables studied: regarding population: age, sex, nationality, residence status, marital status, place of birth, migration variables, training, relationship with the economic activity, social and economic condition, marriage, fertility, kinship relationships, zone, size of the municipality, household structure and family units.
Regarding homes: type, zone, installations, useful area in square metres, construction period, number of rooms, tenancy regime type of owner; and by type, number of floors, number of dwellings, type of owner, status and period of construction of the building.

Available results for: 1991.

National
Autonomous
Provincial
Municipal
INE 30243
Top1981 Population Census
 Objective: population recount and knowledge of its structure.

Variables studied: Population according to age, sex, nationality, residence status, marital status, place of birth, migration variables, training, relationship with the economic activity, social and economic condition, marriage, fertility, zone, size of the municipality.

Available results for: 1981.

National INE 30243
Top1857 - 1970 Population Censuses
 

Objective: to offer access to the publications concering the official censuses since 1900.

Variables studied: of a general nature.

Available results from: 1857.

National
Autonomous
Provincial
Municipal
INE
TopHistorical population series
  Objective: to provide information on population figures obtained from census since 1900. To offer data collated and transcribed from census publications from the past century.

Variables studied: population according to different territorial breakdowns by sex and age.

Available results from:1900.

National
Autonomous
Provincial
Municipal
EU
INE

once a decade

TopAlterations to the municipalities in the Population Censuses since 1842
  Objective: for each municipality, to show the alterations to its main features across the different censuses, with regard to: number of inhabitants and of households; creation, disappearance or change in size; name changes.

Variables studied: de facto population, de jure population, households and changes in municipalities.

Conducted since: compiled for the period 1842 - 2001.

Municipal INE almost ten-yearly