Aims and objectives
To introduce the most important concepts and methods used for making population projections.
At the end of this session, you should be able to:
- Define and distinguish between a population projection and a population forecast
- Apply simple mathematical models of growth to extrapolate total population
- Undertake a straightforward projection of population size by age and sex using the cohort-component method.
This session will take approximately 3.5 hours to complete.