The German population is counted in two years. The Federal Cabinet decided today, a law that sets the rules for the census 2021. To this census, with date 16. May is Germany under an obligation under EU law.

The law regulates issues of the information obligations and data protection. The count not only the population, but should also provide data on employment and living situation. The last census was in 2011.

in addition to the Transmission of regulatory data also supplementary surveys of the population are provided. The Statistical offices of the länder can samples for this stitch-surveys to select. They must complete the survey no later than twelve weeks after the closing date.