A procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about all the members of a given population.

  • General: Official counting of a region's or nation's people and compilation of economic, social and other data, usually for formulation of development policies and plans and demarcating constituencies for elections.
  • Statistics: Survey of an entire population, as opposed to a sample survey.

Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/census.html http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/a3121120.nsf/home/statistical+language+-+census+and+sample

history | excerpt history