It is not accidental that Census dates differ from country to country. Preferred period for conducting a Census is when the population is least mobile, since it is easy to locate them at their residences (i.e. settlement, house, apartment) where they spend most of their time. Such residence may or may not coincide with the registration place.
Based on the above-mentioned, the date for the upcoming Census was set to be November 5-19, 2014. The census reference period (the moment of enumerating the individual) is defined as 00.00am of November 5. This means that the Census data shall not include information about births or deaths after the census reference period).
Enumeration starts on Wednesday, November 5 at 9:00 am.
Selection of the November 5-19 period is conditioned by the fact that in that period population is less mobile, school holidays are not yet started and majority of universities are occupied with lectures and other classes. In addition, mid-week is selected also for mobility reasons.
Census duration (15 days) is due to the fact that individuals shall be interviewed before they forget where they have been in the census reference period (i.e. at midnight of November 5).
As worsened weather conditions may create difficulties in reaching certain mountainous locations (e.g., in Mestia, Lentekhi, Khulo, Tsalka, Ninotsminda, Kazbegi, Dusheti and Akhmeta municipalities) in November, the Census will be conducted in those places in September 2014 or within deadlines agreed with local self-governing institutions. Census duration and rules for each settlement shall be defined with reference to local conditions.