2 pages (500 words)
, Research Paper
The most recent census was conducted in 2010, and has occurred semi-regularly since 1913, with the last three being done ten years apart. Prior to 1990, enumeration was conducted every 8-31 years (Foster, 2011). The Chinese census data is primarily gathered by enumerators, or census-takers, and due to the large population size over 6 million of these were employed for the 2010 effort.