• Type of operation: continuous on an annual basis.
  • Population scope: all persons registered in Spain.
  • Geographical scope: all the population units of all the municipalities in the national territory.
  • Reference period: 1 January of each year.
  • Collection method: The list of population units is derived from the updating of the population nuclei and entities that the Municipal Councils carry out in their municipalities and that, in compliance with current legislation, they report to the INE at least once a year. The population of the entities is obtained from the coordination of the Municipal Registers.

Methodological documents

  • Concepts and definitions