The questionnaire can be filled in online starting from 31 Dec 2011. The e-census environment will not be accessible before that date. The e-census will last until the end of January and the questionnaires can be filled in at any time of the day. It is advisable to do this in the second or third week of January, in order to avoid the peak period at the very beginning and in the final days of the e-census.
It can be done in the special e-census environment eSTAT, which can be accessed through the website www.REL2011.ee. A button to the e-census environment will appear on that website during the e-census period. If you click on the button, you will be directed to the login site where you can log in using an ID card, mobile ID, or the Internet bank codes of Swedbank, SEB (U Net) or Sampo. There will be a direct link to the e-census environment in the Internet banks of Swedbank, SEB and Sampo (under e-services). To access the e-census environment, the person must have a personal identification code of the Republic of Estonia.
The eSTAT environment is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Before logging in, make sure that your computer meets the minimum technical requirements. They can be found at www.REL2011.ee.
The e-census is available to all people who are subject to enumeration in Estonia: the permanent residents of Estonia, i.e. persons whose permanent place of residence is located in the Republic of Estonia, including persons who live in a foreign country on a temporary basis (for less than 12 months); and temporary residents, i.e. persons who came to Estonia before 31 December 2011 and have lived or intend to live here for at least three months. Persons who are under 15 years of age as of the census moment (31 December 2011) cannot log into the e-census environment. Their questionnaires have to be filled in by a family member aged 15 or older. If participation in the online census is not possible, the dwelling will be visited by an enumerator during the period of the interview census. To use the e-census environment, the person must have a personal identification code of the Republic of Estonia.
Yes, you can, if you have a personal identification code of the Republic of Estonia. In order to log into eSTAT, a user authentication with an ID card, mobile ID or Internet bank codes of Swedbank, SEB (U Net) or Sampo is required. N.B. If your permanent place of residence is in another country, you will not be enumerated in Estonia.