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1. Census-related Issues (after 1945)

Institution (or Office) in charge for statistical data and censuses: name, when it was founded

Years of census

Used ethnonym

Changes in name

 

Percentage for name-giving nation

Central Statistical Directorate of the USSR at the Council of Ministries / formed in 1948

1959

Moldovan(s)

no

65,4

Central Statistical Directorate of the USSR at the Council of Ministries

1970

Moldovan(s)

no

64,6

Central Statistical Directorate of the USSR at the Council of Ministries8

1979

Moldovan(s)

no

63,9

State Committee of Statistics of the USSR, formed in 1987

1989

Moldovan(s)

no

64,4

National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova, 1991

2004

Moldovan(s)

no

75,8**

** The number includes statistical data on the Eastern districts and the municipality Bender, i.e. the break-away region of Transnistria.

According to the authorities of Transnistria, who conducted their own census in 2004, Moldovans compose 31.9 % of the total population, followed by Russians 30.4 %, and Ukrainians 28.8 %.