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date: 20 January 2021

census 

Source:
A Dictionary of Human Geography
Author(s):

Alisdair Rogers,

Noel Castree,

Rob Kitchin

A comprehensive survey of an area and its population, usually conducted at regular time intervals. Many nations conduct a census every five or ten years in order to track changes in the population, its demographic characteristics, and social and economic status. It is particularly useful because it is universal and periodic, that is every person is covered and the data are collected regularly. The data provide a state-of-the-nation overview and allows for the evidence-informed planning of state services. ... ...

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