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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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He said that people will benefit from this census because it will make future procedures easier to complete.
The final data of this census would be helpful for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Vision 2021, Sustainable Development Goals, the National Strategy for Development of Statistics and the Five Year Plan.
In January, the Prime Minister also said this census is the first to use the national budget after Cambodia was categorised as a lower middle-income country.
Census data allows to draw demographic statistics on the birth, death, retirement, arrival of citizens, their age, gender, urban and rural populations.
A government has an obligation, not a duty, to hold census. That's a problem.
Now the city is asking residents to participate in the census as it aims to get an accurate count of the population.
Finance Minister said it was heartening to note that international independent observers, who visited different places and interacted with people during the process, had termed population census exercise as satisfactory.
The census commissioner expressed satifaction over the work and hoped that the second phase would also be completed successfully.
Since the first census conducted in 1951 and the last in 1998, Pakistan's population grew four-fold.
Later, he was given detailed briefing on progress of census. Senior Government, military and provincial census authorities were present on the occasion, said a press release of ISPR issued here.
Leading statisticians in the country have not yet been contacted nor has the military which will provide logistical support and security for teams conducting the census. The importance of a nation-wide census cannot be underscored.
Most specific to the Census Bureau are the issues of land, including taxation.