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From: "Darrell Latimer" <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] Re: 1991CENSUS-Help!
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 16:29:40 -0800
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Why is 100 years the magical time to wait. Apart from the historical
interest as to how towns have grown and population patterns have changed
why is it so important to keep it all confidential.
Maybe the figure of 100 years just sounded like a nice figure to use at the
time. It probably is no different as to the figure set at the Environmental
Conference in Brazil a few years ago that set 12% as the goal to reach for
parkland. I believe that B.C. is the about the only place in the world that
has met that goal. That figure was put forward at the conference as just a
number to start with although no scientific number was ever determined.
Has anyone ever questioned the time period of 100 years. Is it possible
that before the year 2011 comes around that time period will be dropped to
75 or 80 years. Maybe than some of those people who were on the first
census will still be around to correct any errors from the first census.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 2:28 PM
Subject: [LAN] Re: 1991CENSUS-Help!
> Hello Elaine,
> Unfortunately it does give one thought of what else are the authorities
> using that information on Census forms for. It is supposed to be 100%
> confidential for 100 years. Nothing, but nothing, is supposed to be used,
> the reasons behind this are historical as a former student of Human
> Geography I am very surprised that access to any data from Cenus
> supplied in total confidence is being used, no matter how it is being
> interpreted and no matter what for.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Edward Hanson" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 3:19 AM
> Subject: 1991CENSUS-Help!
> > Laurie,
> > The students are using the information given on the census to "spot" and
> > "forecast" trends across the population.
> > e.g. What percentage of the village is over 60? What effect will this
> > sevices?
> > It is part of a "Human Geography" unit of the AS Level Syllabus.
> > Hope this explains,
> > Elaine.
> > > Hello Elaine,
> > >
> > > What use is it if it does not give names and addresses surely this is
> > > population count. I do not understand .
> > >
> > > Laurie
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "John Edward Hanson" <>
> > > To: <>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 5:35 AM
> > > Subject: 1991CENSUS-Help!
> > >
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