Demography is about how populations change across space and time. Demographers study not only the size and composition of populations, but also what factors lead to a changing population. Many countries face pressing population problems, and demographers seek to understand the dynamics behind these issues, and help solve them.
Future cohorts of population analysts will improve the capacity for population policy research, and contribute to health and social issue professions, market research, government departments, international agencies, and any organisation which needs to understand our changing world.
In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your Masters qualification.
Demographers study population change and its causes and effects. This means that their knowledge is sought after by many different types of organisations. Population change is affected by changes in the birth rate, health and illness, and immigration and spatial movement. Demographers also project future scenarios.
As such, career opportunities are often within, or for government, who need high quality population information for decision-making. This is also true of many non-government organisations who provide services to populations in need.
Students and researchers in the ANU School of Demography examine some of the most important issues facing the world today, including fertility, family formation and change; mortality, ageing and health; and both national and international migration.
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