A calculator, a pair of glasses, a notepad, an apple, and many other office supplies lie on a table.

Census - Census 2022

Census - Census 2022

After 10 years, a census - a population count - will take place again in Germany in 2022. This statistical survey determines how many people live in Germany and how they live and work. Many decisions at the federal, state and local levels are based on population and housing figures. In order to have reliable basic figures for planning, it is necessary to take stock of the population on a regular basis.

Primarily, data from administrative registers are used for this purpose, so that the majority of the population does not have to provide information. In Germany, the 2022 census is a register-based population census supplemented by a random sample and combined with a building and housing census. The data collected is analyzed anonymously.

During the preparation period for the census, survey offices are set up in the municipalities. The survey offices are responsible for recruiting, supervising, training and coordinating the survey officers. They form survey districts and assign the survey officers to them. The survey offices ensure the quality of the surveys and data protection on an ongoing basis. They are also responsible for checking the survey documents and contacting citizens who are in arrears, so that the survey documents can be sent to the state office in full.


Become an interviewer for the census!

We are looking for reliable interviewers, so-called survey officers (m/f/d), for household surveys in Waldeck-Frankenberg.

  • What are your tasks?

    • Personal interview with the respondents
    • Attendance of a one-day training
    • Independently organize the work flow for the interviews (walk-through of addresses, posting of appointment notices, etc.)
    • Documentation of the results
    • Transmission of the results/documents to your survey agency
  • What do we offer you?

    • Your volunteer work extends over a few weeks
    • For your commitment you will receive an expense allowance of up to approx. 800€, tax-free
    • Travel reimbursement
    • Training and preparation for your activity
    • Material equipment for the survey
  • What requirements should you meet?

    • Age of majority and residence in Germany on the census date (May 15, 2022)
    • Reliability and accuracy
    • Secrecy
    • time flexibility and mobility
    • pleasant and confident appearance as well as strong communication skills
    • Sense of responsibility
    • good knowledge of German (further foreign language skills are an advantage)
    • availability by telephone and in writing
  • Who unfortunately cannot participate?

    Unfortunately, the following persons may not be used, as their professional activities give cause for concern that findings may be used to the detriment of the parties required to provide information:

    - Employees from sensitive areas of administrative enforcement e.g.

    • Ordnungsamt
    • Residents' Registration Office
    • Tax Administration
    • Social or building office
    • Fines Office
    • Youth Welfare Office

    - employees of the police enforcement service
    - tax officials

Have we aroused your interest?

The Census Enquiry Office in Waldeck-Frankenberg can be reached by e-mail at zensus2022@lkwafkb.de or by telephone at 05631 954-272.