Journal of Population Research

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 119–139 | Cite as

A new variant of dual-record population estimation with an application in remote indigenous communities

  • Yin Paradies
  • Tony Barnes


Dual-record system methods are commonly used as a basis for population estimation. A basic assumption is that the units sampled are drawn only from the population to be estimated. This assumption cannot be met for remote Indigenous communities in Australia. A new variant of dual-record population estimation is presented, which relies on the availability of specific additional information to relax the assumption of perfect frame specification. This variant is applied to two remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory of Australia, using locally available data sources. Further theoretical exploration of this method is presented along with possible applications in estimating area-enumerated populations and census coverage.

Key words

dual record capture-recapture enumeration genealogy census indigenous population remote communities Australia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School for Social and Policy ResearchCharles Darwin UniversityAustralia

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