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||Posted - 04/05/2005 : 18:09:16
What follows are relevant excerpts from the Conclusions and Recommendations of the UN ESCAP Expert Group Meeting on Population and Housing Censuses, held in Bangkok, 9-10 December 2004. The full report and papers from the meeting are available at http://unescap.org/stat/meet/census2004/index.asp
The Expert Group recommended that the Principles and Recommendations highlight the analytical advantage of conducting population and housing censuses simultaneously as this would permit an integrated analysis of demographic and social data along with data on human settlements.
The Expert Group noted that population and housing censuses could be used for providing sampling frames for agricultural and establishment censuses and surveys if a few questions on agricultural and economic activities were included in the census questionnaires.
Demographic and Social Statistics Branch
United Nations Statistics Division
Two United Nations Plaza, Room, DC2-1558
New York, NY 10017
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||Posted - 15/05/2005 : 06:13:54
First, We are highly appreciate the Recommendation of The Expert Group that the Principles and Recommendations highlight the analytical advantage of conducting population and housing censuses simultaneously as this would permit an integrated analysis of demographic and social data along with data on human settlements.
In addition, we recommend for a full utilization of these data review the relationship between the definition of household & the definition of occupants housing unit to become one to one(it needs more detailes in how & why)
Second, in Palestine we actualy used the population and housing census-1997 for providing sampling frame for agricultural surveys(holders), but it shoud be used as soon as possible& it shoud be noted also that the sampling unit should be defined; holdings or holders/ or both. Its dificult to count holding units unles by using a seperate attached table
Also we conduct a full scale establishment census within the census activities, but in a different time for data collection
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
Director General Assistant,Censuses Directorate
P.O box 1647, Ramallah - Palestine
tel: +972/970 2 2406340
fax: +972/970 2 2406343
mobile: +972/970 59 875396