A Census User's Handbook - Edited by David RhindLondon & New York: Methuen, 1983, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Charts; Graphs; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: “Census results provide the cornerstone of many activities in and outside contemporary government, in marketing studies and in research. For most of the users of statistics produced from censuses, detailed local information is essential. Yet there are very real problems associated with using statistics for local areas, and of comparing them with the results of previous censuses.
This book describes the data available from the 1981 and earlier Censuses of Population in Britain, and is designed as a key reference to what is in the Census and what can be obtained from it. The contributors, who combine here their considerable practical and academic experience, describe the contents of available census data, outline the use that has been made of them in the past by governments and academics, and define the problems in making historical comparisons using data from different censuses. Good practice in analysing census data and in linking census and other data together is greatly aided by access to suitable computer programs. This important aspect of the work of the census user is given considerable attention by the authors, who describe statistical analysis, the classification of areas and mapping of results using programs that are both efficient and readily available.
This handbook offers practical guidance in the use of the single most important data set available to planners, social scientists, market researchers and government officials. The general guidelines apply also to the use of other secondary data sources, such as employment and unemployment data. A Census User’s Handbook is an important requirement for professional and academic libraries.”