2010 World PHC
Census Data Editing
Definition Census data editing is the procedure for detecting errors in and between data records, during and after data collection and capture, and on adjusting individual items.
Guidelines The newly revised Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing of the handbook provides a broad overview of census data editing methodology as well as concrete examples of census topics edits.


  The purpose of the Workshops is to present international standards for processing population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant additional capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use for census data capture and data editing.
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