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Can the cross-sectional self-completion interview weight variable be used to estimate the real population distribution at the Local Authority level?

Added by Jing Shen over 3 years ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
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Start date:
03/28/2019
% Done:

100%


Description

We're currenlty working on a study, for which we need to know the percentage of each religous group in every LA unit. The Census data seem to have information only about England and Wales (no information is avaiable for Norhtern Ireland and Scotland). Also, small reliogus groups do not seem to be found in Census either. So, in each wave, we've used the cross-sectional self-completion interview weights to weigh the number of resondents in the corresponding group and the total number in every LA unit. We then calculate the percentages based on this pair of numbers in every unit. Can those numbers represent the real populaton distribution (by religon) at the LA level?

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