2001 Bangladesh census

In 2001, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics conducted a national census in Bangladesh, ten years after the 1991 census. They recorded data from all of the districts, upazilas, and main cities in Bangladesh including statistical data on population size, households, sex and age distribution, marital status, economically active population, literacy and educational attainment, religion, number of children, etc. According to the adjusted 2001 census figures, Bangladesh's population stood at 129.3 million (an initial count put it at 124.4 million; an adjustment for the standard rate of undercounting then boosted the figure).[1] According to the census, Hindus were 9.2 per cent of the population, down from 10.5 per cent as of 1991.[2]

2001 Bangladesh census

23–27 January 2001 (2001-01-23 – 2001-01-27)

General information
Total population129.3 million

The census data were collected from January 23 to 27, 2001. The 2001 census was the first in Bangladesh to use optical mark recognition (OMR) technology.[3]

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  1. ^ "Bangladesh's census: In search of a common denominator". The Economist. March 17, 2011.
  2. ^ ১০ বছরে ৯ লাখ হিন্দু কমেছে. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  3. ^ Md. Nowsherwa (2007). "Bangladesh Experience on the use of OMR/OCR Technology in Population Census 2001 and Economic Census 2001 & 2003" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2008.

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