7 REASONS WHY THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA CARRIES CENSUS

7 REASONS WHY THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA CARRIES CENSUS

what is the census?

CENSUS is the process of collecting, compiling, and publishing demographic, economic, and social data pertaining to a specific time or times to all persons in the country or delineated territory.  




The following are the reasons why government of south africa should carry out population census:

  • To determine total population. census involve counting all people who slept in the country on the day of the counting. census therefore is used to establish the number of people or total population at a particular point in time.
  • To determine the trend of the population over time. through periodic census one is able to determine how the population has increased or decreased over time. for example, through census south African goverment have been able to determine that its population is increasing and the proportion of children and youth is also increasing




  • To plan for basic facilities to help in distribution of resources.  
  • To make decision on new administration areas  
  • To determine the literacy rate  
  • Census is used in projection of population growth  
  • Census help in obtaining detailed statistics on the size nature and distribution of labor force

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