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WHAT IS NET UNDERCOUNT?
Net undercount (or overcount) is therefore a measure of the combined outcome of Census enumeration and Census imputation. For more information about imputed persons for non-responding Census dwellings and the adjustments made for them in the PES estimates, see Components of Net Undercount on the Summary tab.
Net undercount is also presented in this publication as a rate. The rate is the net undercount (or overcount) as a percentage of the PES estimate for a given population (i.e. as a percentage of the number of people who should have been counted in the Census). The Census is typically associated with a net undercount; however, rates of net undercount or overcount can vary significantly for different population groups depending on factors such as sex, age, Indigenous status, and geographic location, and on whether these characteristics have changed or been misclassified between the Census and PES.
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