Population - Census

Economics S.S.S 1 Second Term


Population - Census

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

  1. Explain the meaning of population census and state the importance and problems.


Definition of population census

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is the headcount of all nationals of a country at a particular time. Normally, censuses are conducted every ten years. It is conducted to provide Government with the correct information about the age, gender, occupation, residence etc of citizens. The census of 1952/53 conducted in Nigeria was given as 31.12 million people. Another one in 1962/63 estimated our population at 55.67 million people. In 1973, another account gave a population of 79 million people. Nigeria’s population as of 2004 was 120 million people.

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