- Useful for research purposes :
The population census are very useful for research . The distribution of population among urban and rural areas, the sex ratio , density of population etc. are important for research of problems.
2. Utility in planning :
Population census provide basic material for formulae of economic and social planning of the country . It determines per capita income and standard of living of the community .
3. Utility in administration and policy :
Population statistics provides the information on demographic and economic features of the population which helps in establishing administrative structure.
4. Utility for business and industry :
The occupational classification of population helps to find out whether in a particular area there is majority of agriculturalists , labourers or businessmen etc. It helps business man in estimating demand for goods in different areas .
5. Utility in transport :
It helps to make transport system more efficient and effective . Population census provide an estimated demand for transport facilities in a region .
6. Utility in education :
Population census provide information regarding literacy ratio i n the country which helps in determining the educational structure of an economy .
7. Utility to electoral rolls
Census data is also useful in determining the electoral rolls .