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TOTAL POPULATION

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Definition:
For census purposes, the total population of the country consists of all persons falling within the scope of the census. In the broadest sense, the total may comprise either all usual residents of the country or all persons present in the country at the time of the census.

The total of all usual residents is generally referred to as the de jure population and the total of all persons present as the de facto population.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1. United Nations, New York, 1998, Series M, No. 67, Rev. 1, para. 2.42.

Cross References:
De facto population
De jure population

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, December 21, 2005