Thursday, 05 March, 2009
Recommended topics to be investigated in population censuses
Topics as listed in the "Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2",
2008 (table 1 in para. 2.16 and paras. 2.381-2.390).

Geographical and internal migration characteristics

1
Place of usual residence Core topic

2
Place where present at time of census Core topic

3
Place of birth Core topic

4
Duration of residence Core topic

5
Place of previous residence Core topic

6
Place of residence at a specified date in the past Core topic

7
Total population Core topic,derived

8
Locality Core topic,derived

9
Urban and rural Core topic,derived

International migration characteristics

10
Country of birth Core topic

11
Citizenship Core topic

12
Year or period of arrival Core topic

Household and family characteristics

13
Relationship to head or other reference member of household Core topic

14
Household and family composition Core topic,derived

15
Household and family status Additional topic

Demographic and social characteristics

16
Sex Core topic

17
Age Core topic

18
Marital status Core topic

19
Religion Additional topic

20
Language Additional topic

21
Ethnicity Additional topic

22
Indigenous peoples Additional topic

Fertility and mortality

23
Children ever born alive Core topic

24
Children living Core topic

25
Births in the past 12 months Core topic,derived

26
Age, date or duration of first marriage Additional topic

27
Age of mother at birth of first child born alive Additional topic

28
Household deaths in the past 12 months Core topic

29
Maternal or paternal orphanhood Additional topic

Educational characteristics

30
Literacy Core topic

31
School attendance Core topic

32
Educational attainment Core topic

33
Field of education and educational qualification Additional topic

Economic characteristics

34
Activity status Core topic

35
Occupation Core topic

36
Industry Core topic

37
Status in employment Core topic

38
Time worked Additional topic

39
Income Additional topic

40
Institutional sector of employment Additional topic

41
Employment in the informal sector Additional topic

42
Informal employment Additional topic

43
Place of work Additional topic

Disability characteristics

44
Disability status Core topic

Agriculture

45
Own-account agriculture production Additional topic

46
Characteristics of all agricultural jobs during the last year Additional topic

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