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Question What major information will the census bring?
Answer The number of inhabitants determined by the Census is the foundation for population balance (in accordance with current legislations, data about balance is the foundation for determining some taxes revenue for municipalities) and subsequently for the projection of population.

Indicators related to economic activity, professional status, the occupational structure of the population, and economic activities are utilized by public administration as a foundation for the implementation and actualisation of the state employment policy, for specific national and regional programs, for the implementation of the European employment strategy, and for the processing of research studies of labour markets of specific regions.

The characteristics of commuting to work and school are utilized for studies of commuter flow patterns, for the optimisation of transportation services of specific territories and so on.

The characteristics of education – data concerning the highest level of education achieved characterizes the educational level of the population; this is the foundation for the manner in which the Czech educational system will further develop. In combination with other data, including data about economic activity, it is possible to assess the development of the qualifications of the active population as well as assessing the qualitative level of potential labour force sources.

Data concerning nationality, native language – data about inhabitant nationality is utilized for the creation and implementation of a state minority policy, for the development of activities of national minority members including subsidy policies within respective programs as well as for assessment or, to be precise, for the implementation of the Czech Republic’s international commitments within this sector.

Data concerning the religious denomination of inhabitants is utilized mainly for assessing the long-term conception of managing the relationship between the government, the church and communities of conviction as well as for assessing religious freedom in the Czech Republic. This data is not used only by individual churches and communities of conviction but also by other non-governmental organizations, sociological institutions and so on.
Characteristics of the families and households (such as incomes and circumstances of household members) – the interconnection of data about persons, houses and dwellings allows for the processing of statistical information about the composition and basic characteristics of households including information about the standard of living in relationship to a specific territory. Statistical information about families is fundamental input for the preparation and assessment of implementation of the state conception of family policy.