A census is a survey of the total population of a region done by a governing body. Censuses gather information about the age, sex, economic status, education, and attributes of the people in a region, which can then be used for a variety of purposes.
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Aymara Women Take Census
Censuses are used by regional governments to better understand the demographics—information about people, including factors like age, sex, and education—of that place.
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July 28, 2022
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