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9 months, 24 days ago
Censuses have been carried out for thousands of years; one of the earliest recorded was the Census of Quirinius, taken during the the reign of Emperor Augustus in around 6 AD (and being linked to the Census that took Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem when Jesus was born). This Census was for gathering of taxes, but modern Censuses serve many more purposes, including helping decide where to locate essential services like public transport, schools and hospitals.
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