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Statistical disclosure control (SDC) methods and tools for census 2021 - 2024

 Statistical disclosure control (SDC) methods and tools for census 2021 
Course LeadersEric Schulte Nordholt and Peter-Paul de Wolf
Target GroupStatisticians working on census 2021 statistical disclosure control (SDC) implementation
Entry Qualifications
  • Sound command of English. Participants should be able to make short interventions and to actively participate in discussions
  • At least basic knowledge of statistical disclosure control methods (prior participation in the Statistical Disclosure Control course is recommended)
  • Knowledge of census design (methods, variables)
  • The objective of this course is to facilitate the application of methods and tools recommended for census 2021 protection
  • Presentation of recommended methods for census 2021 protection
  • Presentation of tools to be used to define and protect confidential cells; Practical case studies from participants
Expected OutcomeBetter understanding of the recommended SDC methods for census 2021 and ability to use the tools
Training Methods
  • The course programme is a mix of theory and practice with an emphasis on the practical use of the tools. The following training methods will be used:
  • Presentations and lectures
  • Demonstration of the recommended software tools
  • Hands-on software session allowing participants going through the whole census protection process
  • Exchange of views/experiences on national practices
Required ReadingRecommendations for the protection of Census data:
Suggested Reading

Handbook on SDC:

Manuals and software libraries available on:

Required PreparationIt is recommended to follow a course on statistical disclosure control (for example the ESTP course on SDC)


Eric Schulte Nordholt (Statistics Netherlands)

Peter-Paul de Wolf (Statistics Netherlands)



Practical Information    
WhenDurationWhereOrganiserAPPLICATION VIA National Contact Point
29–31.01.20242,5 daysThe Hague, Netherlands


Public Sector GmbH

Deadline: 04.12.2023