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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.
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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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He said there had been controversy over the findings of previous censuses, like the amount of people living under the poverty line, which the government said was low, while other experts disagreed.
Population and housing censuses are of a state importance allowing to obtain official information on the population of the country.
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.
There were differences between the two censuses. For example, employment for the 2000 Census concluded in April 2001, lasting 37 months, whereas the 2010 Census required about 30 months from start to finish.
and estimate net undercount (46) in the 1940 through 2000 censuses. DA
1666-1871: Censuses focussed on gathering information on housing stock and weapons such as muskets and swords owned by households.
Bruce Curtis has written an exceptionally detailed history of Canada's first attempts to conduct national censuses. Drawing on extensive archival materials, Curtis follows the trail from the early, abortive efforts to conduct a census of the Canadas in the 1840s to the highly successful (at least on its own terms) census of the new nation organized by the formidable Joseph-Charles Tache and carried out in 1871.
AN ANALYSIS OF CENSUS GEOGRAPHY This presentation examines the US census geographies between the 1980, 1990, and 2000 censuses in order to assess the accuracy and validity of past census procedures and to evaluate present redistricting practices.
Over the past few decades, public willingness to participate in decennial censuses, as measured by the percentage of households that mail back their questionnaires, has declined.
By the Census Bureau's own admission, the original plan for conducting Census 2000 was a radical departure from those for past censuses. [2]
Shoemaker's analysis relies primarily on the 1900 manuscript United States census, and United States Census Bureau public use samples from the 1940 to 1980 United States censuses. She also makes some use of other records, such as population counts prepared before 1900 and Bureau of Indian Affairs records.