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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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After becoming an independent country in 1971, Bangladesh conducted its first census in 1974 and since then it has conducted censuses in 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011.
We would like to continue these relationships throughout the decade, working cooperatively with local communities to help encourage participation in our ongoing surveys that continue between censuses.
One methodological issue that Shoemaker addresses well is the surge in the reported Indian population in the last couple of censuses, as people were allowed to make self-declarations.
In order to analyze the underlying employment trends in estimates affected by the decennial censuses, the affected CES employment series must be adjusted for each of the months in which intermittent census employees were hired.
For example, data from the economic censuses are contained in more than 700 separate reports, the recent decennial census will add another 900 reports, and a complete digitized map of the U.
The bureau conducts a full population census every 10 years, and it conducts censuses of the economy, as well as of state and local governments, every five years.