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Get ready for Census 2001 - in India, that is. Next year, India will conduct its decennial census, but you don't have to wait until then to access demographic data about the country and its people. At this Web site, the official home of the Indian Census, users can obtain stats on population, labor force participation, household characteristics, and other topics. Click on Census Data to access information gathered in the 1991 census on issues such as educational attainment, household amenities, religion, and marriage. For quick hits of data, check out the page called India at a Glance, which features tables for many key indicators. And don't miss the ticker on the home page that tracks the growth of India's population. It jumps by 1,768 every hour.

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