All Things CensusSeptember 14, 2011

Canada Census Exceeds Online Target

The 2011 Canada Census exceeded its targets for online response, and the overall response rate in 2011 was higher than it had been in 2006, according to a news account. The success of the online response campaign in Canada will be studied by U.S. Census Bureau officials, who intend to offer an online option in the 2020 Census.

All Things CensusAugust 8, 2011

Australia Takes A Census

Australia’s 2011 Census is this week, marking a century of census-taking in that country. The form includes a question about religion, unlike the U.S. Census form, and the statistics agency will report same-sex marriages for the first time.

All Things CensusJuly 6, 2011

A Less Frequent Census for New Zealand?

New Zealand may take its census every five years instead of every 10 years, according to its statistics minister, who says a final decision has not been made. The national census, scheduled for 2011, was postponed until 2013 because of damage and disruption from a large earthquake.

All Things CensusMay 3, 2011

Census Canada Forms in the Mail – and Online

Canadians began receiving yellow envelopes this week with their census forms, which include a secure access code so they can complete the questionnaire online. Canadians are being asked to complete the census short form, which is mandatory, within 10 days. If the form is not received by June, a census-taker will knock on the door […]

All Things CensusFebruary 28, 2011

New Zealand Cancels Its Census

New Zealand has canceled its planned 2011 census because of the major earthquake on the nation’s South Island on Feb. 22. The census, which is taken every five years, had been scheduled for March 8. Residents had the option of filling out forms online or on paper. In canceling the census, government officials said it […]

All Things CensusFebruary 7, 2011

India Census Offers Three Gender Options

India’s 2011 national census, which goes into the field this week, includes not just the usual two gender categories, but for the first time a third one, called “other.”

All Things CensusNovember 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 […]

All Things CensusNovember 1, 2010

Year of the Census: China Counts

China is taking its once-a-decade census, sending six million enumerators door-to-door, and will attempt to count people where they actually live, rather than where their households are officially registered. This represents a change from the methodology that has prevailed since the Peoples Republic of China was founded in 1949. Major challenges during the 10-day enumeration […]

All Things CensusOctober 18, 2010

Russia Takes a Census

The 2010 census is underway in Russia, and experts expect that the results will show the population is smaller than it was during the last count, in 2002. That census counted 145 million people; estimates for the current total are about 140 million to 142 million. The decline has been attributed to a combination of […]

All Things CensusOctober 4, 2010

Iraq Postpones Its Census, Again

Iraq was supposed to conduct a census in 2007, but it has been put off repeatedly. The latest census date was supposed to be Oct. 24, but the government announced the count has been postponed until December because of tensions over control of land in the northern region. The last census, in 1987, tallied 16 […]