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Next census aims to map migrant populations - Home News, UK - The Independent

The 2011 census will aim to map migrant populations in England and Wales, proposals published today reveal.

The planned census, to take place on 27 March 2011, will ask migrants their date of arrival into the UK and their intended length of stay.

A new question on citizenship also requires respondents to disclose which passports they hold.

National statistician Karen Dunnell said: "It was identified as the easiest way to get people to answer a question about their national citizenship, which is a very difficult concept."

She added that it was vital migration estimates were improved, and admitted: "You cannot guard against getting a shock when you get to the census."




*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 03:14:42 PM EST
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to get people to answer a question about their national citizenship, which is a very difficult concept.

So it's a matter of course to ask people what their race or ethnic origin is, (and that's not a difficult concept), but what passport they hold is very difficult. Strange.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Dec 12th, 2008 at 02:36:59 AM EST
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