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Measuring Lincolnshire’s Population – An introduction to population statistics and sources of population information Adam Peacock Principal Development Officer - Research. Help you to understand the importance of population counts and their limitations

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Measuring Lincolnshire’s Population –

An introduction to population statistics and sources of population information

Adam Peacock

Principal Development Officer - Research


Help you to understand the importance of population counts and their limitations

Alert you to the available sources of data and information on population and population change

Signpost you to where these resources are held on the LRO website

This presentation will:


7 billion people worldwide

UK population set to reach 70m by 2027

Net UK migration at a record high for 2010

Lincolnshire’s population estimated to be over 700,000 in 2010

Population in the News


Service delivery

Service planning

Drawing down or attracting government funding

Importance of per head calculations

Why measure population and population change?


Census

Population estimates

GP register

Population Counts


Do you need to consider:

- the daytime population?

- the overnight population?

- your potential service user population?

Know Your Service User


Census – can miss hard to reach groups

Population estimates – builds on “errors” from Census (ONS do have a continuous improvement programme)

GP register – cross border registering

– not everybody registers

Challenges to Accurately Measuring Population


Changes in society – in particular levels of mobility

Work / Commuting

Education

Tracking Changes in Population


Census

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

NHS

UK Border Agency

Dept for Work & Pensions (DWP)

Annual Population Survey

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS)

International Passenger Survey (IPS)

Socio-demographic classification tools

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

Schools Census

Electoral Roll

Sources of Information on Population


What from Where


Beyond 2011 Census Consultation


Any Questions?


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