Considering population in policy: Guide for policy analysts and planners has been developed as a resource for policy practitioners considering how population structures and dynamics will influence policy.
It is intended for those with little background in demography or population studies, but contains useful information for those more familiar with population concepts. It provides readers with an understanding of what ‘population’ is, what ‘demography’ is, population dynamics, structure, theory, and analysis, and other key concepts in the study of demography.
It details different issues that can affect population structure, composition, and dynamics, and provides information on Statistics New Zealand’s population statistics. The guide includes tools and resources for policy developers, including an explanation of the policy development cycle and a framework for analysing population structure.
While all care and diligence has been used in processing, analysing, and extracting data and information in this publication, Statistics New Zealand gives no warranty it is error-free and will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the use directly, or indirectly, of the information in this publication.
Statistics New Zealand (2012). Considering population in policy: Guide for policy analysts and planners. Wellington: Statistics New Zealand
ISBN 978-0-478-37752-1 (online)
Published: 15 February 2012