The estimates for the population
of Cottingham in 2001 are
worked out as follows:
Method 1:
We know
there are 372 households in Cottingham (from 2001 electoral roll), and 605 in
rural west ward (from 2001 Census). This means that 61.5% of the houses in rural
west ward are in Cottingham. 61.5% of the total population for rural west ward
(1,510) = 892 people
Method 2:
We know
there are 372 households in Cottingham (from 2001 electoral roll) and that the
average household size in rural west ward is 2.4 people. 372 x 2.4 = 928
people.
The estimated population figure
of 910 is half way between the two. Not entirely scientific, but should
give us a fair estimate!
