Category: Demographic and social statistics
Area: Population
Survey / data collection: Estimation of population number

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Reference metadata
  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Unit of measure
  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy and reliability
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and Comparability
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment

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                                                                                     1. Contact                                                                           Vrh
1.1. Contact organization: Statistical Office of Montenegro
1.2. Contact organization unit: Demography and migration statistics department
1.2. Contact organization unit: IV Proleterske br. 2 , 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

                                                                                      2. Metadata update                                                                       Top
2.1. Metadata last certified:
2.2. Metadata last posted:29 December 2023
2.3. Metadata last update:04 February 2020

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:Population estimates make it possible to produce data on population change in one year annual population by sex and age is provided and distributed by municipalities. This information is a necessary input for calculating basic demographics indicators.
3.2. Classification system:Municipality
3.3. Sector coverage:Not relevant
3.4. Statistical concepts and
3.5. Statistical unit:person
3.6. Statistical population:population
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro and municipalities
3.8. Time coverage:2000
3.9. Base period:

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top

                                                                                  6. Institutional mandate                                                                    Top
6.1. Legal acts and other
The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12and 047/19 ) defines provisions for collection, processing, and dissemination of data. The Law provides to the Statistical Office legal powers to collect and access the data necessary for the implementation of Programme and Annual Plan. The Law gives a priority to the use of administrative data and right of access to individual data that are a result of survey of other official statistical producers. As an annex to legal provisions, Statistical Office has signed several memoranda on cooperation with administrative data providers.
6.2. Data sharing:

                                                                                        7. Confidentiality                                                                          Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy:Articles 53-60 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro", No. 018/12 and 047/19 o) provide a framework for the protection, use and transmission of confidential data. MONSTAT has developed two comprehensive Rulebook covering procedures for the protection of personal data, as well as the keeping of individual records. In order to implement the legal framework on the functioning of the security system and statistical confidentiality, the Rulebook on the preservation of statistics was adopted, which regulates the manner, time, technical conditions and organization of storing statistics, in order to prevent their destruction, alienation and unauthorized use, as well as the Rulebook on the contents and the method of keeping records of users of individual statistical data, which prescribes the content and the method of keeping records of users of individual statistics. Article 59 access to confidential data of official statistics is restricted to persons carrying out tasks and tasks producers of official statistics and to the extent that such data are necessary for the production of official statistics statistics. Persons performing tasks and tasks with producers of official statistics are required to sign a Statement of Compliance. The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System is in line with Regulation 223/2009 and Regulation (EU) 2015/759 of 29 April 2015, which also regulate confidentiality provisions. The Government of Montenegro adopted the Statement of Commitment on Confidence in Official Statistics of Montenegro (Commitment of Confidence).
7.2. Confidentiality - data

                                                                                        8. Release policy                                                                         Top
8.1. Release calendar:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro", No. 018/12 and 047/19 ) stipulates that producers of official statistics prepare, update and publish the Calendar of Release of Statistical Data. It shall be published on the website of the Statistical Office by 20 December of the following year at the latest, for all producers of official statistics, including dates for the publication of statistics. Any changes to the date of publication in the Calendar shall be announced in advance in accordance with the Unplanned Revision.
8.2. Release calendar - access:
8.3. User access:The general aim of producers of official statistics is to satisfy the needs of their users and to make the statistics available to all users in an understandable manner at the same time and under the same conditions. The Statistical Office is obliged to produce and disseminate official statistics in an objective, transparent and professional manner so that all users are treated equally.

                                                                            9. Frequency of dissemination                                                             Top

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:The release is published once a year and is available on the website at the following link:
10.2. Publications:Statistical Office publishes the following regular publications: 1. Statistical Yearbook, 2. Montenegro in figures, 3. Monthly statistical review. In addition to the above regular ones, Statistical Office publishes also additionally publications. Some of the most important additional publications are as it follows: 1. Women and Men in Montenegro, 2. The most often used statistical data All publication published by Statistical Office are available at the following link:
10.3. Online database:Not available.
10.4. Micro-data access:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro", No. 018/12 and 047/19 ) regulates the rules under which external users can gain access to individual data for research purposes . Article 58 defines the types of scientific and research organizations that can obtain such information. The provision of individual data without an identifier is possible only at the written request of research institutions, for the purpose of conducting research activities, as well as international statistical organizations and producers of statistics from other countries. The research entity signs the Agreement with the Statistical Office, as well as a Statement of cinfidence. Producers of official statistics shall keep separate records of users and of the purpose for which the statistics were put to use.
10.5. Other:

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
Not available.
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistical System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro" No. 18/12 and 47/19) defines the commitment to quality, which ensures that producers of official statistics in Montenegro work and cooperate in accordance with international principles of quality of the statistical system. In accordance with the ESS Quality Declaration, Article 338 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, Regulations 759/2015 and 223/2009 and the European Statistics Code of Practice, the following documents are adopted: 1. Quality Strategy of the Statistical Office 2. Guide for the implementation of the Quality Strategy in the Statistical Office; 3. Implementation plan

                                                                                  11. Quality management                                                                 Top
11.1. Quality assurance:The Statistical Office has committed itself to implementing the elements of TQM (Total quality management) models that encourage the development and improvement of functioning: - institutions, - production of the results of official statistics and - an individual. In the medium term, the Statistical Office has decided to implement the TQM model through the following objectives: 1. Strict commitment to users and other stakeholders, 2. Quality statistical processes and products, 3. Professional orientation of employees, 4. Continuous improvements, 5. Reducing the burden on reporting units.
11.2. Quality assesment:

                                                                                        12. Relevance                                                                              Top
12.1. User needs:International users: - Eurostat - World bank - UN organizations - International monetary fund National users: - Ministries - Local government - Central bank - NGO - Students - researchers - media
12.2. User satisfaction:The Statistical Office has adopted the Quality Management Strategy, the Guidebook to the Implementation of the Quality Management Strategy, as well as the Plan for the Implementation of the Quality Policy. In order to measure the degree to which fulfills obligations towards users and within the new quality policy, the Statistical Office conducted User satisfaction survey. The results of the survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link:
12.3. Completeness:

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:
13.2. Sampling error:
13.3. Non-sampling error:

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:
14.2. Punctuality:

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
15.2. Comparability over time:

15.3. Coherence - cross
15.4. Coherence - internal:

                                                                                        17. Data revision                                                                          Top
17.1. Data revision - policy:Statistical Office has adopted the revision policy and it is available on the website
17.2. Data revision - practice:

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:
18.2. Frequency of data
18.3. Data collection:
18.6. Adjustment:


                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top