University of St Andrews

SGSD staff run course at National Records of Scotland

Wednesday 06 September 2017

SGSD lecturer Alan Marshall, Ludi Simpson and Sarah Christison recently ran a three day course on Demographic methods and population projections (30th August to 1st September) sponsored by National Records of Scotland

The training will enable local authority researchers to replicate, update and develop the experimental sub-council area projections developed as a one off project by National Records of Scotland. Local demographic projections are a valuable resource for local planning and service provision. However, they are not yet standard in the statistical output of the statistical agencies across the UK. This course, with a fourth day planned in November, will enable local authority researchers to derive local demographic projections in-house using the POPGROUP demographic software. Further details on the project website.