Nasty, brutish – but not necessarily short. Here’s how archaeologists know plenty of people didn’t die young.
Census is a huge scientific responsibility that requires a high level of preparedness, transparency and quality assurance.
Data collection has been used as a weapon against LGBTQ+ communities.
Immigration has historically offset America’s low fertility rate, but the recent dramatic drop in immigration threatens that trend.
Because of the pandemic, we know less about the shape and size of our society than we have for decades.
The ‘exodus’ from capital cities amounts to 0.06% of their populations – similar to recent years – and people are still moving to the cities. What’s missing is growth driven by international migrants.
Once the pandemic is over, London’s gravitational pull is likely to come back into play.
Planning for Nigeria’s next census scheduled for 2021 must address critical issues.
Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.
Long before coronavirus hit Australia we were moving less between states and regions. Some worry about economic impacts, but a greater concern is inequality if some people find themselves ‘trapped’.
People living in rural and small town America have much at stake in the 2020 census. But census participation tends to be lower in rural areas.
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving. That’s especially true when it comes to metrics that weren’t collected or were distorted for political purposes during apartheid.
Once seen as being driven mainly by retirees, migration out of of our biggest cities to less crowded coastal regions is now being led by younger Australians.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is “the highest-growing country in the world”, with population growth “double than a lot of other countries”. Is that right?
Recent changes to the 2020 census are worrying experts who say they may lead to an undercount. It’s an issue other democracies have also grappled with throughout history.
In a South Australian leaders’ debate, Jay Weatherill and Nick Xenophon disagreed over the extent to which young people are leaving the state in search of better opportunities. We asked the experts.
Health and demographic surveillance systems are important to understand people and the societies that they live in.
Reasoned debates on sustainable migration intake levels are important. But transport and health infrastructure shortfalls in Western Sydney won’t be solved by reactive anti-immigration attitudes.
Australia’s GPI, a broad measure of national wellbeing, has stalled since 1974. So what has been the point of huge population and GDP growth since then if we and our environment are no better off?
The latest statistics show Australia’s population growth in the last decade has been significantly higher than in other developed countries.