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U.S. Census Bureau Releases New Technical Notes on Select Topics in International Censuses

Release Number CB20-TPS.37

Notes now available for classification and delineation of urban areas in a census, and coding write-in responses in a census.

JUNE 29, 2020 —The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing a series of technical notes on Select Topics in International Censuses. Each note highlights a new subject, method or operation relevant to census planners in middle- to low-income countries. These notes complement the U.N. Principles and Recommendations on Population and Housing Censuses by describing certain topics in more detail. Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Select Topics in International Censuses series is designed for staff in national statistical offices to assist them in addressing some of the significant issues in the 2020 round of censuses.

The new technical notes available are:

Classification and Delineation of Urban Areas in a Census
This brief discusses key concepts and outlines a process for mapping urban areas using census data.

Coding Write-in Responses in a Census
This brief provides NSOs with information on internationally recognized standards on automated coding of write-in answers in a census.

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Julie Iriondo
Public Information Office


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