Spatially consistent local area population estimates for Australia, 1986–2011

Wilson, Tom, Ueffing, Philipp and Bell, Martin (2015) Spatially consistent local area population estimates for Australia, 1986–2011. Journal of Population Research, 32 3: 285-296. doi:10.1007/s12546-015-9154-8

Author Wilson, Tom
Ueffing, Philipp
Bell, Martin
Title Spatially consistent local area population estimates for Australia, 1986–2011
Journal name Journal of Population Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1835-9469
Publication date 2015-12-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12546-015-9154-8
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 32
Issue 3
Start page 285
End page 296
Total pages 12
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract In 2011 the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) introduced a radical new statistical geography for Australia. It then prepared a time series of Estimated Resident Populations (ERPs) by age and sex at the local scale (termed SA2 areas) back to 2001 on the new boundaries. However, a longer time series would be valuable to researchers. The aim of the work reported here was to extend the SA2 area ERPs back to 1986. A combination of small area census counts, official ERPs, look-up tables linking different statistical geographies, one-dimensional scaling, and iterative proportional fitting were employed to produce population estimates for SA2 areas of the new statistical geography. Population estimates for census years 1986, 1991 and 1996 by sex and 5 year age group were produced for SA2 areas. In combination with the official ABS ERPs for 2001, 2006 and 2011, these constitute a data set of spatially-consistent local area population estimates covering a 25 year period. The data are available in an Excel workbook accompanying this paper.
Keyword Spatially consistent
Local area
Population estimates
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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