What is meant by census?

What is meant by census?

An official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals

Or

Collection of data from a whole population rather than just a sample

Or

General: Official counting of a region’s or nation’s people and compilation of economic, social and other data, usually for formulation of development policies and plans and demarcating constituencies for elections.

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Statistics: Survey of an entire population, as opposed to a sample survey.

Source: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/census.html#ixzz2apDHpJ55

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