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Using Administrative Data to Count and Classify Households with Local Applications

Households rather than individuals are being increasingly used for research and to target and evaluate public policy. As a result accurate and timely household level statistics have become an increasing necessity especially at local level. However, official sources of information on households are fragmented with significant gaps and inaccuracies that limit their usefulness. This...

Applications of Population Counts Based on Administrative Data at Local Level

The House of Commons Treasury Committee (2008) identified the three main purposes of population statistics as resource allocation, population ratios and local planning and intelligence, and described current population estimates as ‘unfit for purpose’. This paper considers the limitations of current population statistics in the context of these purposes and how using...

Using Administrative Data to Count Local Populations

Gillian Harper 0 Les Mayhew 0 0 L. Mayhew Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance, Cass Business School, City University , London, UK 1 ) Mayhew Harper Associates Ltd, London, UK There is