Call for data

Population File

Contents of the File

Ideally, population figures corresponding to the population covered showed the mid-year population in each combination of the following categories:

  • Calendar year of the registration period
  • Sex
  • Individual year of age (0, 1, 2,...19)
  • Ethnic group (optional)
  • Region (optional).

File Format

A simple text file (fixed format or comma-separated) or a spreadsheet table with one record per line was required, with the names of variables provided in the top row.

The following format of the population file was suggested for each ethnic group and each region:

VARIABLES TO BE INCLUDED IN THE POPULATION FILE

 Year  Sex  Age  Population
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y2
Y2
Y2
Y2
Y2
Y2
Y2
Y2
etc.
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
 
0
1
...
14
...
19
0
1
...
14
...
19
0
1
...
14
...
19
0
1
 
p1,1,00
p1,1,01
p1,1,...
p1,1,14
p1,1,...
p1,1,19
p1,2,00
p1,2,01
p1,2,...
p1,2,14
p1,2,...
p1,2,19
p2,1,00
p2,1,01
p2,1,...
p2,1,14
p2,1,...
p2,1,19
p2,2,00
p2,2,01