The Permanent Census of the Public Institutions gathers data on both public institutions and their local units.
The Public Institutions are defined as “economic entities that are capable of producing non-market goods and assets, intended for the benefit of the community and entirely financed by households, enterprises, nonprofit institutions and other public institutions”.
The first edition of the Permanent Census is conducted on about 13,000 Public institutions, active at the 31st of December 2015, on over 100thousand local units and on over 3 million of employees, by integrating two different sources of data:
- the Public institutions statistical Register providing information on the number of institutions and its employees yearly;
- the census survey on Public institutions, conducted every two years, providing, on one hand, core information collected permanently, on the other hand a thematic set of data to be gathered cyclically.
The purpose of the survey is to define an accurate statistical picture of the structure and organization of the public sector in Italy as well as its modernization process, by focusing on local level data through the analysis of public institution local units in the territory.