Census 2022

The 2022 Census is a recurring survey of Germany's population every 10 years. This data is used to make decisions at the federal, state and local levels. The survey is prescribed by the EU and is therefore mandatory. The population census is combined with a survey of buildings and dwellings. Due to the Corona pandemic, the census was postponed by one year from 2021 to 2022.

Key data:

  • The census is conducted as a sample survey - thus not every citizen automatically participates in the survey.
  • The surveys will start on May 15, 2022.
  • The building and housing census is already underway in preparation. You only have to participate if you are actively contacted. There is an obligation to provide information. If you cannot participate online, a paper questionnaire will be sent to you automatically. You do not have to be active yourself.

If you have any questions, please contact the census office.