Metadata for Official Statistics

Demarcation of population concepts and extrapolation in the microcensus

A frequent first step when working with the microcensus scientific use files (SUFs) is to compare simple marginal frequency counts in the SUF with published microcensus results from the Federal Statistical Office’s (Statistisches Bundesamt) specialist series (Fachserien). When doing so, it should be borne in mind that the SUF (basic file) represents a de facto anonymised 70% subsample of the households of the original microcensus data. When comparing the results of the frequency counts in the SUF with the Federal Statistical Office publications, the appropriate weighting variable must be used.

Further details for specific years can be found in the following documents:

Microcensus 2013 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2012 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2011 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2010 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2009 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2008 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2007 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2006 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2005 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2004 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2003 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2002 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2001 [.pdf]
Microcensus 2000 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1999 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1998 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1997 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1996 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1995 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1993 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1991 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1989 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1987 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1985 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1982 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1980 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1978 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1976 [.pdf]
Microcensus 1973 [.pdf]