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Published by: safraj5003 on Dec 12, 2008
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SOURCES OF DATA
Demographic data cover:
 –Demographic processes and events
Demographic events include:
 –Births, deaths, marriages, and divorce –Sex, age, marital status, birthplace,occupation and education
Main sources of demographic data:
1. Census 2. Vital statistics 3. populationsurveys
 
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Census
 A census is a national 
 
enumeration of the population at one point in time
Censuses are:
 –Expensive to undertake – takes years to plan –Involve a large staff of field workers –Takes years to compile and publish the results
Aim of censuses – to establish size,distribution and composition of thepopulation
 
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Innovations and the census
Virtual censusCD RomGeographical information systemsOther geographic based mappingStatistical software – SPSS, SAS, PC-EditInternet
 –Have made census data accessible andversatile

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