Population Issues

BSPS Conference Report

A personal review by Tony Dent, Director Better Statistics CIC I had not previously heard of the BSPS until invited to attend this conference. I therefore had no previous knowledge of what to expect, but it seemed important to attend, particularly in the context that details from the 2021 census are now becoming available. In […]

How Did ONS get the projections and estimates so badly wrong for Coventry?

Notes provided by Merle Gering[1], Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England (CPRE)   Purpose: This brief paper sets out a timeline of the events concerning the controversy surrounding the ONS estimates pf the population in Coventry from 2014. The Census results published on 28 June 2022, estimated the population of Coventry at 345,000 This […]

Latest evidence on Coventry’s population estimates

Professor Champion of Newcastle University wonders if history is repeating itself in respect of Coventry’s statistics. The note below provides an update to Sir Andrew Watson’s speech at the launch event of last November.   Is history repeating itself in relation to ONS overestimating the population of university cities and towns as a result of […]