2010 World PHC
Census Data Capture
Definition Data capture in census is the system used to convert the information obtained in the census to a format that can be interpreted by a computer.
Guidelines This technical report gives the reader an insight into the various technical options available for data capture and how they apply to each method. It has been prepared to help countries in their planning of their next population and housing census.


  UNSD has organized a series of workshops in different regions of the world. The purpose of the workshops are to build knowledge on the various contemporary technologies in census data capture, review the process stages for data capture, including best practices, and define the choice of methods based on each nation’s specific needs and circumstances.
For further information, contact:

Demographic Statistics Section
Statistics Division
United Nations
Room DC2-1556
New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.

Fax: +1-212-963-1940
E-mail: censusprogramme@un.org