|Enquiry for Course Details|
|STAT2605 Introduction to demographic and socio-economic statistics (6 credits)||Academic Year||2013|
|Offering Department||Statistics & Actuarial Science||Quota||---|
|Course Co-ordinator||Ms L M S Kwan, Statistics & Actuarial Science < firstname.lastname@example.org >|
Ms L M S Kwan, Statistics & Actuarial Science
|Course Objectives||The course is an introduction to the basic methods for studying demographic and socio-economic statistics, which provide quantitative information on population size and structure, as well as major aspects of citizens' lives. The course aims at providing students with 1) basic knowledge including the underlying principles of the pertinent methods and statistical indicators; and 2) skills in the statistical descriptions of a territory and their interpretation and application to planning, policy-making and commercial endeavours.|
|Course Contents & Topics||
Population structure, fertility, mortality, migration, life tables, population projections;
Social statistics on education, health, housing, labour, and other social characteristics;
Economic statistics on national accounts, price indices;
Sources, theory and methods of official statistics;
Examples would be especially drawn from Hong Kong, and Mainland China.
|Course Learning Outcomes||
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Describe and interpret major official & other publicly disseminated socio-economic statistics of a territory.
2. Further appraise and analyse the socio-economic well-being of a territory with particular reference to Hong Kong and mainland China.
3. Predict a future situation by assimilating and deriving from appropriate statistics.
4. Critically assess statistics reporting.
(and Co-requisites and
(Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics or Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics Exended Module 1 or 2 or equvialent); and
Pass in or already enrolled in any of these courses: BIOL2102 Biostatistics, ECON1280 Analysis of economic data, STAT1601 Elementary statistical methods, STAT1602 Business statistics, STAT2601 Probability and statistics I, STAT1603 Introductory statistics, STAT2901 Probability and statistics: foundations of actuarial science
|Offer in 2013 - 2014||Y 2nd sem||Examination||May|
|Offer in 2014 - 2015||Y|
|Course Grade||A+ to F|
|Course Type||Lecture-based course|
& Learning Activities
and online materials
Living with Statistics (Cenus & Statistics Department, HKSAR, 2012 edition)
Annual Digest of Statistics (Census & Statistics Department, Hong Kong SAR, latest issue)
Pollard A. H., Yusuf F., & Pollard G. N.: Demographic Techniques (Pergamon Press, 1990, 3rd edition)
Giovannini E.: Understanding Economic Statistics - an OECD Perspective (OECD, 2008)
|Additional Course Information||NIL|
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