Profession demographer

Demographers conduct research and improve or develop statistical concepts, theories and operational methods and techniques and advise on or engage in their practical application in such fields as engineering, business and social and other sciences.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Investigative
  • Investigative / Conventional

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Knowledge

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

  • Statistics

    The study of statistical theory, methods and practices such as collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of data including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments in order to forecast and plan work-related activities.

  • Demography

    The scientific field of study that deals with studying the size, structure, and distribution of the human population, and its geographical and temporal changes.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

Skills

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Study human population

    Analyse data about the human population in a specific geographic area in order to uncover trends such as mortality rate, migration, and fertility rates.

  • Use data processing techniques

    Gather, process and analyse relevant data and information, properly store and update data and represent figures and data using charts and statistical diagrams.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

  • Apply statistical analysis techniques

    Use models (descriptive or inferential statistics) and techniques (data mining or machine learning) for statistical analysis and ICT tools to analyse data, uncover correlations and forecast trends.

  • Forecast human population trends

    Compare existing data about the human population with geographic and sociological knowledge in order to predict trends in human population.

Optional knowledge and skills

teach geography advise legislators apply digital mapping develop scientific theories monitor sociological trends find trends in geographic data geography perform market research scientific modelling manage database interview focus groups urban planning write research proposals sociology write scientific papers conduct public surveys

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