Statistical report for primary schools - end of school year

Period: Annual
Year: 2022

01. Contact
02. Metadata update
03. Statistical presentation
04. Unit of measure
05. Reference Period
06. Institutional Mandate
07. Confidentiality
08. Release policy
09. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy and reliability
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and comparability
16. Cost and Burden
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment

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01. ContactTop
01.1. Contact organisation

Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.

01.2. Contact organisation unit

Group for pre-university education and lifelong learning.

01.3. Contact name

Stefan Živković

01.4. Contact person function

Statistician-analyst, Advisor

01.5. Contact mail address

5 Milana Rakića street, 11000 Belgrade

01.6. Contact email address

01.7. Contact phone number

+381 11 2412422 ext. 285

02. Metadata updateTop
02.1. Metadata last certified

Not applicable.

02.2. Metadata last posted
02.3. Metadata last update

03. Statistical presentationTop
03.1. Data description

State of play at the end of school year by main and additional indicators - number of schools (main and sattelite classrooms), number of students by sex and grades, number of classes, number of students by foreign languages learnt, number of teachers by sex and working hours, students who have completed school, students who attend inclusive education by sex and grades, equipment of schools with computers.

03.2. Classification system

International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011).

03.3. Coverage - sector

Not applicable.

03.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

This survey provides data on the status, structure and development of schools and grades, sex and age structure i movement of primary and lower secondary students, results of schooling and teaching stuff executing primary and lower secondary education.

03.5. Statistical unit

Statistical unit is every primary school in the Republic of Serbia.

03.6. Statistical population

Children attending primary and lower secondary education (regular or for children with disabilities), as well as adults who attend schools for primary education for adults.

03.7. Reference area

The data refer to the territory of the Republic of Serbia.

As of 1999, Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia do not collect data for AP Kosovo i Metohia, so they are not included in this data set for the Republic of Serbia (total).

03.8. Coverage - Time

Annually from 2010.

03.9. Base period

Not applicable.

04. Unit of measureTop
04. Unit of measure

Number of students, schools, classes, teachers (in thousands).

05. Reference PeriodTop
05. Reference Period

School year.

06. Institutional MandateTop
06.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements

The survey is conducting on the basis of the Law on official statistics ("Official Gazzete of the Republic of Serbia" number 104/2009).

06.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing

Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia has an agreement on cooperation with large number of organizations and institutions, both nationally and internationally, with which it exchanges information, data and experiences. There is also an intensive cooperation between different organizational units within the Office itself.

07. Confidentiality Top
07.1. Confidentiality - policy

Data confidetiality is guaranteed by the Law on the official statistics which prescribes the use of data solely for statistical purposes and Rulebook on statistical data protection in the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.

07.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

All obtained data from reporting units are published on aggregate level. Individual data can be provided exclusively with special authorisation from Director.

08. Release policyTop
08.1. Release calendar

Data obtained by this survey are publishing in:

Statistical release for the end of the school year - end of June

Statistical Yearbook - in October

Municipalities and regions of the Republic of Serbia - end of year


08.2. Release calendar access

All publications can be found at Statistical Office's website (

08.3. Release policy - user access

The data are publicly available on website. With the request sent by the user, he can obtain other data specified in the request (on aggregate level).

09. Frequency of disseminationTop
09. Frequency of dissemination

The data are collecting and publishing on annual level.

10. Accessibility and clarityTop
10.1. Dissemination format - News release

Statistical release for the end of the school year - end of June

10.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Statistical Yearbook, the largest and the most complex statistical publication of the Office.

Municipalities and regions of the Republic of Serbia, annual data on municipalities, cities and regions of the Republic of Serbia.

10.3. Dissemination format - online database

Database of SORS.

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Not applicable.

10.5. Dissemination format - other

See 10.2.

10.6. Documentation on methodology

Methodology on primary and lower secondary education is available on the website (

10.7. Quality management - documentation

Not applicable.

11. Quality managementTop
11.1. Quality assurance

Not applicable.

11.2. Quality management - assessment

Not applicable.

12. Relevance Top
12.1. User needs

Various domestic and foreign institutions,

public: ministries, agencies, institutes, other public institutions...

private: enterprises, media, non-govermental organizations...

12.2. User satisfaction

Not applicable.

12.3. Completeness

Not applicable.

13. Accuracy and reliabilityTop
13.1. Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

13.2. Sampling error

Not applicable.

13.3. Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

14. Timeliness and punctualityTop
14.1. Timeliness

Nationally: 8 months for the entire round of creating, collection, processing and data publishing.

For Eurostat: 4-6 months for delivering all required data (through UOE questionnaire), as of 2014.

14.2. Punctuality

30th June.

15. Coherence and comparabilityTop
15.1. Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

15.2. Comparability - over time

Data are comparable in series from 2010 with no interuption.

15.3. Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

15.4. Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

16. Cost and BurdenTop
16. Cost and Burden

Since it is a annual survey, no significant burden is on reporting units.

17. Data revisionTop
17.1. Data revision - policy

General revision policy has been established by "SORS General revision policy" from February 2016.

17.2. Data revision - practice

So far, no data revision were planned for this survey.

18. Statistical processingTop
18.1. Source data

Statistical report for end of the school year is submitted by every primary school (public nad private) za main school and classes in other settlement, if any, including schools for children with disabilities and schools for adult education.

18.2. Frequency of data collection


18.3. Data collection

The main methods are postal and through web application.

18.4. Data validation

All reports go through thorough analysis and logic control before publishing. All discovered errors and vagueness are being rectified in consultation with the reporting unit.

18.5. Data compilation

Not applicable.

18.6. Adjustment

Not applicable.

19. CommentTop
19. Comment

Not applicable.