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I'm getting desperate here....

Postby Kizyr » Sun May 01, 2005 4:37 am

I've been working on analyzing a lot of data lately, and there's one set of statistics that, if I had, I could complete the analyses and regressions I'm running. The set is something simple that I thought would be easy to find, but it's getting real hard...

What I need is population data for Lima, Peru. Specifically, just the population of Lima for each year between 1980 and 2000 (mid-year or end-of-year estimates, both are fine).

So, yeah, I'm offering $40.00 to anyone who can manage to find this set of numbers, plus source them so I can recover the data myself. It needs to be for each year, just for the ones specified. I can pay by paypal or mail you a check.

...I'm not kidding about the amount. That's less than my budget for my last research paper, so I'm willing to pay it.

...come to think of it, this is probably a lousy place to ask. Eh, can't hurt to try. KF
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Postby Blue_Sycro » Sun May 01, 2005 6:03 am

This is what I found, I know it's not all the years between 1980 and 2000, but it's all I have.

1980-----4401
1985-----5090
1990-----5826
1995-----6667
2000-----7443

I hope this helps.

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Postby GhaleonOne » Sun May 01, 2005 6:07 am

There's no way Lima, Peru's population is that low. It should be in the hundreds of thousands.
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Postby Blue_Sycro » Sun May 01, 2005 6:12 am

Ah, you're right. When I came across those numbers, they were written like that, but are supposed to be in the hundred thousands. So I guess add the 0's to the end of each, even though it's not exact it's all I could do.

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Postby Alunissage » Sun May 01, 2005 6:23 am

Sorry, the best I've come up with is this site, which I can't really read. I'm sure you've already looked there, though.
http://www.inei.gob.pe/

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Postby Kizyr » Sun May 01, 2005 6:39 am

Thanks, but no help yet.

Only 4-5 selected years is no good. I'm running some regression analyses and I need at least 10 more observations than what I have (I already have between 1991 and 2004, but that's not enough). Plus that, I need to calculate annual changes each year and migration rates, for which I'd need yearly numbers.

Those figures are quoted in thousands, by the way. The current population is about 8.18 million.

INEI is one of the main sources I've been using, and I know every inch of the site by now. They're lacking on demographic data unfortunately. KF
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Postby Sonic# » Sun May 01, 2005 1:48 pm

I've tried looking this up before on my library's databases. It's insane, to try to find this selective of data.

I'm going to be in the library later today, so I'll ask one of the research librarians for any tips.
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Postby Jenner » Sun May 01, 2005 5:04 pm

check some schoolastic or national geographuc stuff, kizzington.
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Postby MiaOne » Sun May 01, 2005 5:54 pm

I'll ask my roommate when she wakes up. She's an International Studies major and she did a paper last week that I actually think she might of been some economic/population stuff having to do with Peru....or maybe that was Africa. But, yeah I'll see what she knows
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Postby keele864 » Mon May 02, 2005 12:01 am

I tried to Google the "Population Lima 1980-2000" in Spanish a few minutes ago... I don't know Spanish though, so it was rather tough to figure out what my results meant. Still, searching in Spanish might help. I'd also try searching Google for images... maybe a website somewhere has a chart of the info.

EDIT: Have you tried http://www.munlima.gob.pe ? That's Lima's official website. Even if it doesn't have census data, it might have the contact information of someone who could get a hold of it.

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Postby Kizyr » Mon May 02, 2005 2:01 am

I've already tried the municipal Lima government site. UNDP, World Bank, and all the English sites turned up little to nothing long while back. INEI and other Peruvian government sites have some data, but not the time bracket I need.

...I've been searching for weeks now, so most of the usual source I've tried to cover already. Sorry. I wouldn't be asking if this were easy to find {^^}.

EDIT: Actually, I'm going to try stopping by the World Bank bookstore tomorrow to see if they can't help me. If that fails, I'll call the embassy. ...otherwise I'll check Library of Congress tomorrow. KF
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Postby JediLeroy » Mon May 02, 2005 6:44 am

I'll see what I can dig up. I have some Peruvian contacts that might be able to help, as well.

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Postby Kizyr » Mon May 02, 2005 1:38 pm

Sorry I missed your IM yesterday; did you manage to find anything?

I'm stopping by the World Bank infoshop in a bit after breakfast to see if they can't help... KF
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Postby JediLeroy » Tue May 03, 2005 4:35 am

Kizyr wrote:Sorry I missed your IM yesterday; did you manage to find anything?


I could only dig up 1981, and then 1993-2000. I talked to a Peruvian customer at work today and he said he'd try to find something. We'll see.

Where the heck did you find the 1991-92 stuff?

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Postby Kizyr » Tue May 03, 2005 5:27 am

JediLeroy wrote:
Kizyr wrote:Sorry I missed your IM yesterday; did you manage to find anything?


I could only dig up 1981, and then 1993-2000. I talked to a Peruvian customer at work today and he said he'd try to find something. We'll see.

Where the heck did you find the 1991-92 stuff?


I ran a Google search for población estimada including INEI as a source. That and 1995-2000 data is already available at http://www.inei.gob.pe in the digital library section.

1981 and 1993 were both census years. So there's already plenty of data there. The problem is finding yearly data. I mean, I have the info for things like Lima's municipal government revenue, its gross product, even the composition of the product based on output of agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing, services, etc. If I had population data, I could calculate yearly migration rates more precisely and come up with an econometric model describing migration flows.

Anyway, before I get too technical, that's just the reason I'm trying to obtain all this. Hopefully the LoC will turn up some results tomorrow, insha'Allah. KF
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Postby Kizyr » Fri May 06, 2005 5:11 am

Code: Select all

1980   4815800
1981   4990900
1982   5155314
1983   5313497
1984   5464477
1985   5607240
1986   5741279
1987   5866348
1988   5981909
1989   6087303
1990   6182209
1991   6263773
1992   6401452
1993   6537910
1994   6674136
1995   6811095
1996   6948652
1997   7086542
1998   7224609
1999   7362668
2000   7500542
2001   7637967
2002   7775138
2003   7912274
2004   8049381
2005   8186418


Those numbers are actually my own estimates based on some complicated equations and revising down the population projections I found at Library of Congress.

If anyone can find population estimates for these years, I'm still offering that $40.00. Estimates aren't the same as projections, by the way. KF
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Postby Strangevision » Fri May 06, 2005 11:17 am

This topic is so bizarre....I completed a 10 page business report on the economy of Peru about 2 weeks ago. I even had to do a follow-up power point presentation and a mock job interview as well.

Who knew Peru was so popular this year? :lol:

Edit: I do not have specifics on Lima. The focus of my research was elsewhere, but you can find lots of great economic and political info at http://www.economist.com if you ever need it.
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