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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

Estimating temporary populations: concepts, data, methods and applications Seminar

13:00 - 14:00
26 April 2019
Shackleton Building 44, Room 1087

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Elin Charles-Edwards on +61404045083 or email .

Event details

Geography Seminar

This seminar explores issues associated with the production of temporary population statistics. The production of estimates is complex due to variability in the dynamics of mobility driving short-term shifts in population numbers, a lack of clarity with respect to user needs, and limited conceptual development. In this paper, we utilise the framework for official statistics developed by Raymer et al (2015), with the goal of developing a consistent conceptual basis for temporary population statistics. We explore the spatiotemporal dynamics of various forms of temporary population mobility and their impacts on population stocks. We report the results of a survey of Australian government officials and planners on their requirements for temporary population statistics before examining existing published outputs in OECD countries. We conclude by proposing a conceptual basis for temporary population statistics and illustrate this using a combination of conventional census and survey data along with data sets including Twitter, Facebook and Airbnb.

Speaker information

Elin Charles-Edwards, The University of Queensland. Dr Elin Charles-Edwards is a population geographer and demographer. She is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Deputy Director of the Queensland Centre for Population Research at the University of Queensland, Australia. She holds an adjunct appointment at the Asian Demographic Research Institute, Shanghai University, China. Her research explores migration, temporary mobility and small area population dynamics.

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