AGM and Population Estimates Seminar 6 July 2006

held at the London School of Economics on 6 July 2006.

A report of the Meeting will appear here soon. The Handout Notes and PowerPoint presentation from the Meeting are available from the links below.

Handout Notes

PowerPoint Presentation

This seminar took a detailed look at the methodology used in the calculation of the population estimates for England and Wales. Each component of the population estimates was discussed in turn. The final session provided a brief overview of the work being carried out in the Improving Migration and Population Statistics project. Also included in the programme was an opportunity for delegates to discuss and comment on important issues relating to population estimates: 'Quality Assurance' and 'Defining Usual Residence'. The aim of the seminar was to give delegates a greater understanding of population estimates and allow attendees to contribute their ideas and expertise to the thinking on two important issues.

Presenters - Ruth Fulton & Jonathan Swan. Improving Population & Migration Statistics presented by Briony Eckstein & Kanak Ghosh. 


11.00am Coffee

11.30 Start

11.30-12.45 Population Estimates Methodology Part 1

12.45-1.30 Breakout session

Two parallel sessions:
a) Quality assuring the estimates
b) Measuring the 'usually resident population'- definitional issues

1.30-2.30 Lunch break - lunch not provided.

2.30-3.00 Feedback from Breakout sessions

3.00-3.45 Population Estimates Methodology Part 2

3.45-4.00 Tea/ Coffee Break

4.00-4.30 Improving Population and Migration Statistics (IMPS)

4.30-5.00 Questions

5.00 Close