About William Warren Munroe's Population Analysis

The purpose of William Warren Munroe's Population Analysis is to provide insightful non-partisan demographic population analyses highlighting objectively whatever demographic trends and associations can rigorously be supported by available data, and to provide a high level of scientific and analytic rigour in highlighting all the assumptions underlying sets of well defined possible future scenarios, as well as the limitations of both the data and the methodology.
Population analysis includes examination of the components of population change and provides the foundation upon which to examine social and economic activity, in relation to geographic regions.
Analysis focuses on examinations of:
    • fertility,
    • mortality,
    • in-migration,
    • out-migration
by age and by sex, as well as:
    • historical estimates,
    • projections (referring to the past to project the future), and
    • forecasts (clearly stating assumptions that the future may vary from the past).
The number of people by age and sex, the number of births and deaths, and the number of migrants in and out of areas, by their age and sex, forms the basis upon which social and economic activity are examined. For example, economic "boom and bust" cycles are correlated with migration. As well, variations in use of social networks versus public and private services is correlated with variations between low turnover (stable) to high turnover (transitory) communities.
The influences of environmental conditions on human activity, as well as influences of human activity on environmental conditions are considered integral to Population Analysis.
Historical population estimates are referred to in relation to current estimates and short (~5 year), medium (~15 years), and long range (~30 to 40 years) forecasts.
Population analysis benefits from contributions from the disciplines of Population Geography and Demography.

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