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The last two censuses has had a similar problem, lots of people chose to disappear the 1991 census had lots of people vanishing to avoid the poll tax. people had a fear that appearing on the census would lead to poll tax bills for visitors, people who were avoiding paying finally being caught, it was reckoned there were a million missing from that one, the million missing men quoted from the 2001 census, were missing from the 1991 figures, from what I remember reading, so they could be 2 million out, or it could be coded language for "we don't know how wrong the figures are, but they're very wrong".        

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Oct 31st, 2007 at 01:04:05 PM EST
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