Population estimates and coverage denominators

The Office for National Statistics published the mid-2020 population estimate for the United Kingdom. How do statistics offices estimate the population?

The cohort component method

The main way of estimating a population is a cohort component method. This uses data sources to inform components of demographic change. Ten-yearly censuses ‘base’ population estimates, to roll forward.

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