Sources of demographic data

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demographic data

What are the sources of demographic data? Describe any one of them.

The sources of demographic data are: –

  • Census
  • Vial Registration
  • Sample Survey
  • Administrative records
  • Population register

Census: – It is the main source of demographic data. It is derived from the Latin word ‘censere‘ which means ‘value or tax’. Census is taken to collects the details of all people in a country at a time. In Nepal, the central bureau of statistics conducts a census every 10 years. Census is conducted by 3 methods: – De facto method, De jure method and modified de jure method.


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