What is another word for census?

Pronunciation: [sˈɛnsəs] (IPA)

A census is an official enumeration of a population, which is generally conducted by a government. However, there are many other synonyms that can be used to describe this process. One such word is "survey," which refers to the collection of data on a population or group. Another word that can be used is "count," which describes the process of tallying up individuals or objects. "Poll" is a third synonym that can be used to describe a census, as it refers to the gathering of opinions or information from a group of people. Other synonyms for "census" might include "head count," "inventory," or "population survey".

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  • Other hypernyms:

    count, poll, survey, Demographic study, Population Survey.

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Usage examples for Census

A census was not, therefore, supposed to be presumptuous or sinful in itself; it was the vain-glory of David's census which was culpable.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
We got into the omnibus, after Helen had completed taking the census of the luggage.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
census records show hay and corn to be Fairfax County's most important crops.
"Frying Pan Farm"
Elizabeth Brown Pryor

Famous quotes with Census

  • At the last census it indicated that about 22 per cent of Australians were born overseas.
    Julie Bishop
  • Sampling, statisticians have told us, is a much more effective way of getting a good census.
    Rob Lowe
  • There is a shortage of teachers but the January 2001 schools census showed that teacher numbers were at their highest level than at any time since 1984 - and 11,000 higher than 1997.
    Estelle Morris
  • The first census in 1790 asked just six questions: the name of the head of the household, the number of free white males older than 16, the number of free white males younger than 16, the number of free white females, the number of other free persons, and the number of slaves.
    Tom G. Palmer
  • The government has become a mechanism for distributing largess, and your census form is your ticket.
    Tom G. Palmer

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