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Statistical Conference.

[per press association.] Wellington, April 14. Mr Yon Dadelzen, Deputy RegistrarGeneral, hasjusfc returned frem Hobarfc, where he represented New Zealand at the Statistical Conference. The sittings were spread over two weeks, and some important work was done. A uniform census schedule was drawn up leaving each colony at liberty to add special . columns for its own needs. The recomImendations of the English RegistrarGeneral were attended to, and the system of classification altered. Formerly there waa no distinction between employer and employed, both were returned under their trade heading, now the commercial class pure and simple will be separated from the industrial, the figures of wliich have hitherto been unduly swelled at the expense of the former. Laborers formerly under thafc heading indefinitely will now take their proper rank. Some other changes have been made, which the Conference hope will simplify the system. In the occupation column of the schedule, employers will have to mark themselves, and their wage earners. The Conference also discussed the best methods of arranging the census returns with the re-, suit that what is known as the card , system, will probably come into force next -census, which is expected to be taken about April 3rd,

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Statistical Conference., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2401, 15 April 1890

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Statistical Conference. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2401, 15 April 1890

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