In this volume the author examines historical population figures in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This book fills a gap in reference resources dealing with the long-term population history of communities within these countries. Census data was collected on the same timetable and with the same methods in these former British colonies, making cross-referencing and comparison easier and more precise. The author is extremely precise in defining urban areas and the boundaries of communities. Name changes are noted making this a comprehensive volume.