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Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
McCarthy, M. D. 'The 1961 Census of Population'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XX, Part IV, 1960/1961, pp73-93
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XX, Part IV, 1960/1961
Following the tradition of half a century this paper gives to the Society an account of the plans for the Census of Population, 1961. I am not going to deal with the history of the population censuses in this country, which has been treated in earlier papers, though I do present tables which list the topics about which questions were asked at successive inquiries. Neither do I consider it necessary for me to stress the importance of the Census, beyond
saying that it is the primary source of basic national population data for administration and for all economic and socia] planning. It is also the base or reference point for current statistics and the frame for many other inquiries, sampling surveys and studies.
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