During the population census two categories shall be registered: usual residents- incuding temporarily absent and present population including temporary resident persons.
1. Usually resident population includes the population, which permanently resides at a given place notwithstanding the place of their enumeration during the census. Population, residing in the given settlement for 12 or more months shall be considered as usual; In addition, the population, which arrived in the given settlement less than 12 months ago from the census reference period but plans to stay for 12 or more months, is also included.
2. Permanent place of residence – shall be considered the settlement, house, apartment, where the interviewee spends most of the time. Such a place may or may not coincide with the place of registration.
3. Temporarily absent – shall be the person, who permanently resides in a given settlement, but at the moment of the population census was outside the given settlement, if his/her absence does not exceed 12 months. Temporarily absent person shall be enumerated according to permanent place of residence and is registered among the permanent population.
4. Temporarily absent – shall not be a person permanently residing in a given settlement who at the moment of enumeration of the population was not at home, but was on in the same settlement (for instance: visiting relatives or friends, at a hospital, a maternity house, a hotel or a resort).
5. Temporary resident – shall be a person, who at the moment of population census was present at the given house, whereas his/her permanent residence place is beyond the given settlement. In addition, duration of residence at the given place shall not exceed 12 months and the person shall not intend to stay there for more than 12 months.
6. Usually resident population – shall also include nomads, as well as vagrants, who were enumerated in a settlement, where they were at the moment of enumeration.
7. Citizen of Georgia or a person permanently residing in Georgia – who was forced to abandon the place of residence and displace (within territory of Georgia) for a reason of to him/her or life, health or freedom of his/her household member due to aggression of the foreign country, internal conflict or massive violation of human rights, shall be enumerated in accordance with the rule given in paragraph 1.
8. Citizens of Georgia, who represent state organizations and are in a long-term business trip abroad (e.g. employees of embassies, consulates, representative offices, representatives of mass media working in international organizations, who are permanently accredited in foreign countries and their family members) are enumerated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia at their actual place of residence (i.e. in the countries, where they are at the moment of census), in observance of the rules determined by the Geostat. This category of population will be included in the number of usually resident population of the country.
9. Crew members of trading and fishing vessels, who reside in the territory of the country, but are at sea at the moment of the census, shall be enumerated in Georgia at the place of residence, where the households, the members of which they are, reside permanently. Only those members of the ship crew shall be enumerated on the ship, who are registered with the ship and do not have any other place of residence.
10. Deep sea navigation ship crew members shall be enumerated in Georgia at the place of residence where the households, the members of which they are, reside permanently.
11. Persons, who have left for deep sea navigation from another country, will not be enumerated along with the households, whose members they are, in case, if they were absent from the households for 12 months or intend to stay abroad for more than 12 months.
12. Persons, who are abroad on the basis of employment agreement, on a business trip, for studies, holidays, on a visit to relatives or friends, etc., whose have not been out of the country for more than 12 months, will be enumerated in Georgia at the place, where the households, the members of which they are, reside permanently.
13. A student of a higher educational institution, who live at the place of education, as well as all the foreign students will be enumerated at the place of their studies but not at their parents’ residence.
14. A person, who is drafted in the fixed-term military service as a recruit or is contracted (except for the individuals who are in the military reserve), will be enumerated at the place of their service independent of how long the person has been in the given settlement. Census of the military officers will be carried out by the relevant ministries and bodies in compliance with the procedures and terms agreed with the Geostat.
15. Military officers, who are in the foreign countries on the military service and the family members who are with them – shall be enumerated by the Ministry of Defense of Georgia in accordance with the methodological guidelines given by the Geostat. This category of the population shall be included in the number of the usually resident population of the country. They will be included in the number of the population in Georgia at the place of their permanent deployment.
16. Persons, including foreigners, who are in the penitentiary facilities, will be enumerated by the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance as usually resident population, but will not be included in the residential address of their households.
17. When enumerating a person with several places of residence, a preference shall be given to that place of residence, where the household of the interviewee resides.
18. Children, who periodically reside in two households (e.g. after divorce of parents) – shall be enumerated at the households where they spend most of their time. If time is equally distributed, then the preference shall be given to that place of residence, where the children are at the census period.
19. Foreign citizens permanently residing in Georgia and a stateless person shall be enumerated by their permanent place of residence in compliance with the general procedures.
20. A citizen of Georgia, who has returned from foreign country for permanent living in Georgia, but does not yet have permanent place of residence, will be enumerated as a permanent resident of Georgia at the place where the person was at the time of census.
21. Permanent residents of the country, who frequently cross the border in order to work in another country, will be enumerated in Georgia at the place of residence, where the households, the members of which they are, reside permanently.
22. Persons, who are illegal residents and do not have an official status or a relevant document of a migrant will be enumerated at the place of their permanent residence, if they have been in the country for 12 months or more.
23. Asylum-seekers, persons with the status of a refugee or persons requesting international protection shall be enumerated at the place of their permanent residence, if they have been in the country for 12 months or more.
24. Census does not apply to those foreign citizens and members of their households, who enjoy diplomatic immunity or other privileges on the basis of international agreement (foreign nationals working in the diplomatic representations, international organizations, etc.), as well as military officers of the foreign countries deployed on the territory of Georgia;