Consumer Data Research Centre

Representing Population Dynamics from Administrative and Consumer Registers

There is an abundance of data on the population, which are routinely collected by public and private organisations. These data are crucial for decision-making processes in numerous areas such as urban management, retail, transport planning and informing government policies. However, they are rarely analysed or repackaged as public datasets.

This research seeks to derive representative metrics of population dynamics through new forms of data. Two composite Consumer Registers were obtained from CACI Ltd that contained the public version of the UK Electoral Register and individual records from a number of commercial organisations.

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Guy Lansley, Wen Li and Paul Longley