Survey results reflect socioeconomic changes taking place in the country and in the society, show trends, enable the assessment of the past and the present, production of forecasts.
Data collected through population surveys are used for the production of statistical information, which, in turn, is widely used for decision-making – planning of the social infrastructure, public services, adoption of legal acts, etc.
Detailed statistics are needed for business purposes: exploration of new markets, promotion of products, etc. They are also used in labour market research: to determine the most sought‑after and non-demanded occupations, estimate labour force demand, shortage of certain specialists, income trends, etc.
Accurate and detailed statistics are useful for the population, e.g. to compare earnings in different economic sectors, regions, by occupation, age, etc. Price statistics may prove very useful for those planning big purchases. Agricultural statistics are required for the analysis of crop and animal production trends.
In order to achieve that statistical information is accurate, detailed and factually correct, it is necessary to properly assess the needs of users of statistical information, prepare intelligible and correct statistical questionnaires, perform interviews and process data in a highly professional manner. Active and responsible participation of respondents in interviews and high-quality State registers data are also of crucial importance.