Tag Archives: UK

Is it possible to accurately measure migration?

This is a guest post by Edward Morgan (BSc FRGS). Edward is a master’s student studying Population and Development at the London School of Economics. Edward is a Geography graduate of the University of St Andrews and a former public health consultant to the Met Office. For more information, visit his webpage. Earlier this week, […]

The origins of population statistics: a glimpse at the UK

With the release of the Demotrends blog, I started wondering about the origins of my discipline. What was the first population statistic? Which population did it enumerate? And who created it? I wasn’t thinking about a simple headcount – the campfire estimate of an ancestor like Lucy (if indeed she could count?), but something a […]