Concept

Census

  • The Colonial Administration compiled “Than Kaung Sar Yin” (literally meaning “list taken at midnight”).
  • In the USA, the Population Census data is compiled every ten years as mandated by law, but the census data takers do not visit houses at midnight.
  • The data is collected not only from US citizens, but from anyone who happened to be in the US (e.g. working, studying) at the time.
  • The data is to used mainly for planning (e.g. restructuring of voting areas) and not for storing personal details.
  • The recent Census data was taken in April 2020.
  • Herman Hollerith invented the electronic tabulator and punched card equipment for collecting and processing the 1890 US Census data.
  • Hollerith founded a company, which later became IBM )International Business Machines)
  • In the 1970s, UCC computer and machines were used to process the Population Census Data in Burma.

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