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From: Dave Mayall <>
Subject: Re: Totals for quarters
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 07:53:35 +0000
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On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 20:22:26 -0000, you wrote:
>Dave Mayall wrote :-
>> We can't calculate percentages by quarter, because we only have expected
>> totals by year.
>> Yes, we can make estimates of the expected total by quarter, but those
>> estimates aren't going to be very accurate.
>> We only get to within 2-3% on the yearly coverage figures. I Think we'd be
>> lucky to get less than a 15% error rate with quarterly figures.
>Digging on the National Statistics Online site (www.statistics.gov.uk) I've
>discovered that you can download the ONS annual AND quarterly figures for
>Births 1837-1937 and Marriages 1837-2001 (couldn't find Deaths). They're not
>rounded to thousands either.
>Dave, I'll send you the .csv data files off list.
They always denied they even had such figures!
Now, I wonder if I can use FOI act to extract the figures for deaths.
If we have a good set of data, we can go to graphs by quarter :-)
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