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Term
Population census
Description 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. (33, para. 1.1)
Source United Nations (1998b). Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1. Statistics Division, Series M, No. 67, Rev. 1 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.98.XVII.1).
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