Icelandic Regional Classification for the 2021 Census

  • Statistical Series
  • 15. October 2020
  • Vol 105, Issue 8
  • ISSN: 1670-4770

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Due to a sparsely populated country and huge differences in the population sizes of the administrative units in Iceland, Statistics Iceland has added a new small area level to the hierarchical regional classification in preparation for the 2021 Census. The new level is labelled as Minor Statistical Output Areas (MSOA). There are in total 206 MSOA defined with an average population in the range 1,700 to 1,800 persons and no area having less population than 900 persons or exceeding 3,500.

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