Zensus 2021 Census may be postponed due to the coronavirus crisis

Date April 8, 2020

The 2021 Census may have to be postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. As the coronavirus continues to spread, the Statistical Offices of the Federation and the Länder are faced with major challenges when it comes to preparing the census. With a view to working out the next steps and postponing the census day, the statistical offices are currently clarifying organisational and legal issues regarding a change to the German Census Act and EU law.