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|Question||Why is the census run again in ten years time?|
|Answer||Censuses reflect the status at a specific moment. With time, society undergoes changes and develops, making the census results lose its predicative ability; the information concerning the social-economic characteristics becomes obsolete after a certain period of time.
The 10-year period has its own historical origins. In the 140 years since the start of the so-called ”modern census” in 1869, there has only been one case in which the population census was not re-executed in 10 years. This one exception was in 1940 during the Second World War. In all other cases the rule concerning 10-year censuses has applied in accordance with international recommendations in most of the countries of the world.