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New in EASY: Data Guide 16 Census 1795-2001
27 May 2019
DANS has published a Data Guide on the 1795-2001 census of the Netherlands. The Data Guide has been published in EASY.
The Dutch Census has been fully digitized in recent years and can be found on volkellingen.nl. Several census records have been held since 1795. The results have produced 42,000 pages of printed publications. These have been digitized over time by various agencies. The data is described in detail in Data Guide 16: Census 1795-2001.
National censuses are among the most basic sources of information about the population of a country. The counts contain a wealth of historical, demographic, socio-economic and cultural data. In addition to the size of the population, the census usually contains information about the structural characteristics of the population of the country, such as age, gender, marital status, philosophy of life, household situation, professional activity and nationality.