Description of statistical domain

Section of Demography Statistics within the Sector of Social Statistics covers the statistics on births, deaths, marriages and divorces, migrations, production of basic demographic indicators, as well as estimation and projections on population. The data on vital statistics (births, deaths) and also marriages and divorces are one of the oldest data possessed by Statistical Office of Montenegro, and they are collected since 1960. 

Legal and methodological bases

Legal basis for conducting of all statistical surveys in area of demography statistics is Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System of Montenegro (Official Gazette of Montenegro 18/12), and Annual Plan of Statistical Surveys which is published in the Official Journal for the next year.

Methodological bases for demography statistics are covered by regulations:

  • International migrations - Regulation EU862/2007;
  • Regulation EU 0440/2011
  • Regulation (EU) No 1260/2013

 and UN recommendations for the production of vital statistics.

Data sources for demography statistics are Ministry of interior and Register on permanent and temporal residence, and Register of foreigners kept within the Population Register. Additionally, the data sources are also register on marriages) and courts responsible for divorces.