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The latest population census has been taken in Finland on 31 December 2000. The census will yield important data describing the population structure, employment, families and housing. Population census data are needed for describing the structure of society and changes in it, and for planning for the future. Population censuses are taken in almost all countries of the world. In order to make census data more comparable internationally the United Nations has issued a recommendation as to the kind of data that should be collected in population censuses and the collection methods used. It is typical of population censuses that the statistics from them are produced according to strict regional divisions, e.g. by municipality or town district, and by detailed classifications.


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