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Population estimates by ethnic group

There is increasing and substantial interest in up-to-date estimates of the population of ethnic groups. Some previous estimates have been based on labour force survey results and are thus restricted to high levels of aggregation of geography or ethnic group. Detailed results for each ethnic group, by sex and quinary age group, were produced as standard output from the 2001 Census in May 2003 but necessarily fail to reflect rapid growth in some groups since 2001.

The articles in the download links on this document describe a methodology for producing estimates by ethnic group using an orthodox cohort component methodology.

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