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Indicator 17.19.2: Whether or not the city has (a) conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years; and (b) achieved 100 percent birth registration and 80 percent death registration

Revised indicator: Revised to the local context from the original text: “Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years; and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration.”

Non-Statistical Indicator

Relevant Policies

The U.S. Constitution empowers the Congress to carry out the census in “such manner as they shall by Law direct” (Article I, Section 2). In 1954, Congress codified earlier census acts and all other statutes authorizing the decennial census as Title 13, U.S. Code. Title 13, U.S. Code, does not specify which subjects or questions are to be included in the decennial census. The next Census will be conducted nationwide in the year 2020.

In additional to the decennial census, the American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $675 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

The United States has achieved 100% birth and death registration.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

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Metadata last updated 2021-03-02: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window
Tags Revised, Non-Statistical

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Whether or not the city has (a) conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years; and (b) achieved 100 percent birth registration and 80 percent death registration

Indicator number

17.19.2

Target name

By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries

Target number

17.19

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

1

UN custodian agency

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

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Organisation

United States Census Bureau

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United States of America

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