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census

a survey carried out by a government department to obtain economic and social data which can be used in the formulation of social and industrial policies. In the UK a production census is conducted yearly to provide information on industrial production, employment, exports, capital investment etc.; a population census is carried out every ten years to obtain data on demographic trends.

census

a comprehensive official survey of households or businesses undertaken at regular intervals in order to obtain socioeconomic information. In the UK, a population census has been carried out every 10 years since 1891 to provide information on demographic trends. This data is useful to the government in the planning of housing, education and welfare services. A production census is carried out annually to provide details of industrial production, employment, investment, etc. A distribution census provides data about wholesaling and retailing. This information can be used by the government in formulating its economic and industrial policies.
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Ademas, con base en los censos demograficos no es posible identificar y caracterizar dicha circulacion, toda vez que las investigaciones censuales abordan cuestiones relativas a los movimientos migratorios (que implican cambio de residencia) y a los pendulares (movimientos realizados diariamente por motivos de estudio y trabajo), dejando de lado aquellos movimientos que no encajan en ninguna de esas dos categorias.
Tables 1, 2, and 3 present the means and standard deviations of the appraisals of work, family, and money and of the Job Centrality Scale, as well as the significance of the differences between the mean scores of each response category of the censual variables managed in this study as independent (variables): sex-gender, family burdens, and domestic responsibilities.
146-147), who, while showing that some key elements in the Kleisthenic reforms were as late as 501 B.C., noted that the duration and chronology of the survey is hard to calculate, and that the organizers may have made use of pre-Kleisthenic censual and cadastral surveys.