November 30, 2010

International Census News

This is a major year for census-taking around the world.The five largest nations (China, India, the United States, Indonesia and Brazil) are counting their populations in 2010, as are numerous others. Here are links to some recent census news from other nations:

The Mexican census has produced its first results, a population count of 112.3 million people. the 2000 Census counted 97.4 million people living in Mexico.

According to a report, more than one million Russians refused to participate in that nation’s census. Ecuador required everyone to stay at home on Census Day, and arrested those who did not obey.

Iraq, however, is not among the census-taking nations this year. Its government once again delayed the national population count, which was supposed to take place next week, because of disagreement over how to conduct the census in the nation’s north.