(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Improving small-area population estimation : an integrated geographic and demographic approach

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DENG C. (1) ; WU C. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography , Univ. of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, ETATS-UNIS


This article proposes an integrated geographic and demographic approach to improve small-area population estimation in the town and village of Grafton, Wisconsin. To do so, it uses two major components of the housing unit (HU)model ; HU numbers persons per household (PPH). Further, population counts for each census block were generated through applying the HU model. For a better assessment, the estimation accuracies of HU numbers, PPH, and population counts were compared with other widely applied techniques, and results indicated that this method significantly improved the accuracy. Finally, sensitivity analyses were conducted to evaluate the sources of errors for population estimates. Results indicate that, when compared to PPH estimates, the error associated with HU number estimates is a major source of small-area population estimation errors


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 103, no5 [pp. 1123-1141]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 7 tabl., 6 cartes




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2013.770364

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