Preliminary results of the second demographic survey of the African populations of Southern Rhodesia, part 4
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The second sample survey of the African population was designed to cover the whole territory in two years. For various reasons arising from movements of population, changes in district boundaries, illness of field officers, etc., a few districts remained to be surveyed in 1955. The preliminary results of the districts surveyed in 1953 have been published, hut those of the 1954 survey are still being analysed. Information is not sufficiently complete to enable comparisons of the 1948 and 1953 surveys to he made by provinces, and in the report on the preliminary results comparisons are therefore made over the total area for which results have been secured. The comparable area embraces 14 out of the 36 native districts in existence in 1948. In addition the sample covered three new districts, of which two have been formed since 1948. the third being one which was omitted from the 1948 results.