Title : 1995 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS
Stamp Serial#
1834 
KPC#
C-1395 
MICHEL#
1858 
StanGib#
2175 
Scott#
1831 
Date of Issue
10/20/1995 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
150 won 
Design
A visualized image of people and their homes 
Designer
Cho Sung-jin 
Image Area
22mm*32mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20 (4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The government will conduct the 15th population census, and the 7th housing census nationwide, beginning November 1, 1995.

According to ancient archives, population census taking appears to have originated during the Sam Han (Three Han Tribes) period in Korea. Strictly speaking, however, the population census system was introduced in 1925 under the name, "National Tax Survey". Since then, the census has been taken every five years. In addition, a housing census was launched in 1960 to meet the changing tides of social and economic conditions.

The population and housing censuses are taken for the purpose of assessing the size, structure and characteristics of the population and gathering data on the number, types, structures, and basic facilities of their housing. Accumulated information represents the foundation upon which national policies are built. Census statistics, thus gathered and tabulated, are used as basic data for the development of short-and long-term policies in many areas, including the economy, education, housing, trasportation, public health, and energy, as well as for the formulation of regional develpment plants by local autonomous bodies. Therefore, the census must record not only the aggregate number, but also the individual characteristics of the population and housing. In this regard, the understanding and cooperation of the entire population is essential to the success of the census.

The Ministry of Information and Communication has thus issued a commemorative stamp to call public attention to the importance of the population and housing census and to solictit their utmost cooperation.