Definition: Population projections

Demography

Population projections involve making population estimates or producing the most plausible figures for the years to come. Estimates are made using the latest available figures for the population on 1 January. In general, key assumptions are made with respect to mortality, fertility and migration by sex and by age, and ageing techniques are applied to the population pyramid from year to year.
Source:
Eurostat Glossary on Demographic Statistics, 2000 Edition
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