Census – International Data Base

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 20, 2013

‘The International Data Base has been updated to include revised estimates and projections for 16 countries or areas incorporating new data or analysis. One of the countries in this update is Mexico, whose 2013 population is now projected to be 2.2 percent larger than the previous estimate primarily because of lower estimates of emigration since 2000. Use this link for more information on Mexico and 227 more countries or areas.” Data is searchable and available in the following areas and topics:

Capacity Building through Technical Assistance

The U.S. Census Bureau provides both short- and long-term technical assistance on a wide variety of topics related to censuses, surveys, and information systems. Over the past six decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has worked in over 100 countries, and as such is uniquely endowed with experience in every major region of the world. More than 10,000 individuals from developing countries have participated in its training programs. Capacity building resources include:

Demographic and Socioeconomic Analysis

High-quality analysis of population and economic data is vital for evidence-based decision making at all stages of a country’s development. Combining exceptional access to international data with the expertise of its staff, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts applied research on a range of demographic, economic, and health issues. U.S. Census Bureau experts work on a diverse spectrum of ongoing and short-term projects, including:

  • The International Data Base (IDB)
  • Country profiles on a range of socioeconomic issues
  • Analytical reports on topics such as HIV/AIDS and aging
  • Government consultations, training seminars, and modeling

Global Population Mapping and Spatial Analysis

The U.S. Census Bureau has an innovative program to develop global, subnational population data and maps for use in international humanitarian relief and disaster planning. Our products provide current data on global population patterns.Census Bureau population geography projects include:

International Collection of the U.S. Census Bureau Library

The U.S. Census Bureau Library acquires and maintains a repository of statistical information and methodological materials from foreign countries, international organizations, and other sources in order to support the Census Bureau and other agencies. Many materials in the International Collection are obtained through official exchanges between the Census Bureau and statistical offices worldwide.”

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