Women’s contributions to global Christianity are immense, but scholars’ understanding is hampered by limited data.
Census is a huge scientific responsibility that requires a high level of preparedness, transparency and quality assurance.
Many young people are bleak about what the future holds - and this is having an impact on their plans to have children.
Between May 2020 and early September 2021, over a quarter of a million more people have died from natural causes than was predicted for that time period.
Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.
Census 2021 is no ordinary population survey – it will lay the foundation for Australia’s post-pandemic future.
Because of the pandemic, we know less about the shape and size of our society than we have for decades.
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.
Reliance on paper-based birth certificates is becoming less practical. They also make it harder for all babies to be officially recognised.
With 70 percent of its people under 30 years, Nigeria needs to harness the strength in its youthful population.
Large numbers of young people can represent great economic potential. But this only works if Nigeria can invest in their health and education and new economic opportunities.
Under a severe scenario, Australia’s population will be 4% smaller than if the pandemic hadn’t occurred.
The governments of several African countries have been reporting counts of confirmed cases, recoveries and deaths related to COVID-19, without a breakdown by age and sex.
Why there’s no need to panic over warning of ‘jaw-dropping’ fertility decline.
Despite the hype about a “coronial” baby boom, the pandemic is likely to see many Australians delay or not have children at all.
An accurate census requires good data in and good data out. With the 2020 census, the US has unprecedented challenges with both.
A group of population experts have called on governments in Latin American and the Caribbean to urgently ramp up testing for COVID-19 before it’s too late.
Countries have been trying to count their populations since the Han dynasty in China.
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’.