What is Warren Munroe Population Analysis?
The purpose of Warren Munroe's Population Analysis is to help improve understanding of population change including examination of historical estimates, projections (referring to the past to project the future), and forecasts (clearly stating assumptions that the future may vary from the past).
Population analysis includes examination of the components of population change and provides the foundation upon which to examine social and economic activity, in relation to geographic regions.
The number of people by age and sex, the number of births and deaths, and the number of migrants in and out of areas, by their age and sex, forms the basis upon which social and economic activity are examined. For example, economic "boom and bust" cycles are correlated with migration. As well, variations in use of social networks versus public and private services is correlated with variations between low turnover (stable) to high turnover (transitory) communities.
The influences of environmental conditions on human activity, as well as influences of human activity on environmental conditions are considered integral to Population Analysis.
Historical population estimates are referred to in relation to current estimates and short (~5 year), medium (~15 years), and long range (~30 to 40 years) forecasts.
Population analysis benefits from contributions from the disciplines of Population Geography and Demography.