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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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We are asking this committee to help us by putting in place the new Act before doing the census.
6 million from those taxes before the next regular census in 2020 -- if the special census finds a population increase of at least 4,650.
Due to the prevailing law and order situation in the country, civilian enumerators carrying out census operations were provided with security by soldiers of the Pakistan Army and police.
The Census Bureau is committed to making the mandatory once-a-decade headcount quick, easy and secure for all to participate.
He appreciated the PBS for providing regular updates on the census activities and assured his full support for all the census work.
Since the first census conducted in 1951 and the last in 1998, Pakistan's population grew four-fold.
5) However, with the advent of Andrew Jackson's forced assimilation policies of the early 1800s, the Census Bureau began the process of enumerating Indians by counting only some of the American Indian population.
Demographers say that the census in Macedonia remains a very sensitive issue and difficult process of realization.
P Suranjana Vidyaratne said that according to the provisions of the Census Ordinance the department too was also legally bound to ensure that any information provided by the people were not disseminated to other parties.
The Statistical Office and the Census Commission will have to provide to us their reports so we can analyze where we went wrong with the census," Xhaferi says.
The Census Bureau statement to the Iran Times said Question #9 on the Census form is intended only to elicit information about race, not about ethnicity.
In part because of these efforts, the response rate for Census 2000 increased for the first time in 30 years, and the undercount of those historically missed was reduced.