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A population census is the total process of collecting, compiling, evaluating, analysing and publishing or otherwise disseminating demographic, economic and social data pertaining, at a specified time, to all persons in a country or in a well delimited part of a country.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 1.1.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, November 20, 2001