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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


This presentation will

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 and their limitations

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 and their limitations

Service planning

Drawing down or attracting government funding

Importance of per head calculations

Why measure population and population change?


Population counts

Census and their limitations

Population estimates

GP register

Population Counts


Know your service user

Do you need to consider: and their limitations

- the daytime population?

- the overnight population?

- your potential service user population?

Know Your Service User


Challenges to accurately measuring population

Census – can miss hard to reach groups and their limitations

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


Tracking changes in population

Changes in society – in particular levels of mobility and their limitations

Work / Commuting

Education

Tracking Changes in Population


Sources of information on population

Census and their limitations

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
What from Where and their limitations


Beyond 2011 Census Consultation and their limitations


Any Questions? and their limitations


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