|Enquiry for Course Details|
|STAT2605 Demographic and socio-economic statistics (6 credits)||Academic Year||2014|
|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 covers the major methods for studying demographic and socio-economic statistics, which provide quantitative information on the essential aspects of the lives of citizens in a territory. The course aims to provide 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 health, housing, labour, and social inequality;
Economic statistics on GDP and green GDP, prices;
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 2014 - 2015||Y 2nd sem||Examination||May|
|Offer in 2015 - 2016||Y|
|Course Grade||A+ to F|
|Course Type||Lecture-based course|
& Learning Activities
and online materials
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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