United Nations Statistics Division

United Nations Statistics Division
Statistics and Statistical Methods Publications

Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses
Series: M, No.67/Rev. 1 
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Languages available:E, *A, *C, F, *R, S
Revision: Rev. 1

Since its earliest years, the United Nations has issued a series of international recommendations on population and housing censuses to assist in planning and carrying out improved and cost-effective censuses. The structure of the revised Principles and Recommendations closely follows that of the previous recommendations. Modifications are made, in part one, regarding operational aspects of censuses. Part two combines topics for population censuses and those for housing censuses. An entirely new part, part three, has been added to highlight the needs of users. It also contains a section focused on the need to consider the relationship between census topics and specific uses of census data. Formats for selected tabulations for each population and housing topic together with a brief statement for users are shown in annexes. References and an index are shown at the conclusion of the publication.

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