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Government Considers Alternative to UK Census

February 12, 2020: The Daily Research News Online site, MrWeb, reports, that – ” The UK government is assessing whether next year’s census should be the last, with the possibility of it being replaced with more regular updates which will use ‘less costly’ methods to assess national demographic trends. “

“Held every ten years since 1801 (with the exceptions of 1941, during the Second World War, and Ireland in 1921), the census plays an important part in the calculation of resource allocation to regional and local service providers by UK government. The most recent UK census took place in 2011, and the next is due in 2021. In a 2018 white paper, the government said its ‘ambition’ was that alternative sources of data would be used after 2021. “

For the full report go to MrWeb

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