Population without double counting

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Population sans doubles comptes is a phrase in French that means population without double counting in English.

In France, because of the census, the INSEE has allowed people who live in one place and study in a different place to be counted twice, so as to show how the population moves. Because of this, each commune in France has many numbers of how many people live in it. For example, students may be counted where they study and where they live but do not study (the place they were born in). It is just like allowing students in the United States to vote in the town election of the place they are studying in and the town election where they were born.

Types of population counts[change | change source]

  • Population municipale: people that live in that place
  • Population comptée à part: people are there for a while, but not forever (soldiers, prisoners)
  • Population totale: population municipale + population comptée à part
  • Doubles comptes: part of Population comptée à part, which are people working or studying (students, soldiers) there and are counted in another town's Population municipale
  • Population sans doubles comptes: population totale - doubles comptes[1]

Notes and references[change | change source]

  1. "POPULATION DE LA COMMUNE", Code géneral des collectives territorials (in French), retrieved 2010-02-14

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