Field Detail
Theme Population and Development
Code PD-POP-1.1
Sub-theme Population
Name Population size
Definition Number of individuals living in a country
Calculation/Formula Census count
Unit of Measure Persons
Range (eg Age) All ages
Intended Direction of change Neutral
Purpose/Rationale Provides baseline for calculation of all population-based development indicators. Basic counts, such as population numbers (and those describing other demographic events), form the basis of all other statistical refinements and analyses. Denominator for pop-based development indicators enabling development monitoring and tracking of development progress across important population subgroups.
Policy Linkages National Development Plans (NDP), National Sustainable Development frameworks (NSDF)
Preferred Data Sources Regular population census; annual population estimates and projections
Alternative_Data Sources Population register (real time), DHS, HIES
Census - HIES - DHS tag Census
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
Other agencies countries_ must report to: Annual population estimates/projections
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP - annual estimates/projections
SPC Programme SDP