Rate : Population Density (Persons per Acre)

Rates are used to define comparative statistics that can be mapped and graphed. For example, our occupational information includes counts of the number of workers in employment and out of employment, as well as the total number of workers. We then define a measure called the 'Unemployment Rate', which uses the number out of work rather than the number in work, and expresses it as a percentage of the total, rather than a rate per thousand. The descriptive text in the system is defined mainly for rates.

Population Density (Persons per Acre)
Rate (R)
TOT_POP:now * 1.0 / AREA_ACRES:total
Display as:
Continuous time series
Our figures for the area of units as measured in acres are always numbers that were listed in census reports, while all areas measured in hectares have been calculated by us from our boundary maps. A small amount of the variation in persons per acre therefore results from changes in how accurately the country had been surveyed. However, the main reason is, of course, population growth and sometimes decline. Spectacular changes in density from one census to the next are usually the result of major boundary changes.

Rate " Population Density (Persons per Acre) " is contained within:

Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_POP Population

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