Rolling forwards and rolling back

Population estimates are useful statistics for many purposes. The needed granularity, such as by age group or local area, can differ between purposes.

How do analysts estimate a population between censuses?

A prominent form of estimation is the cohort component method. That starts with the ten-year census ‘base’, to roll forward in intervening years. The estimates uses many data…

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This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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Anthony B. Masters

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This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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