We use research-based population forecasting models to improve accuracy. The business, industry, health care, and recreational sectors of our society require information regarding various age groups. Information to address population characteristics and density issues is extracted from Geographic Information Systems, the United States Census, and local, state, and regional planning agencies.
Our demographic analysis procedures include sets of methods that allow us to measure the dimensions and dynamics of a specific population. Clients may wish to know how populations with certain characteristics can change over time through processes of birth, death, and migration.
With the investment of capital in facilities as a major variable in decision making, clients want to know how many people with specific characteristics will be within a certain distance from a site's location for 10, 20, or 30 years. We study this problem with various statistical methods and provide levels of accuracy with each estimate.
A UGA representative will work with a client to produce long-range population forecasts. We involve graduate student apprentices in helping collect data, but at least one UGA official always analyzes the data sets to ensure accuracy and clarity.