MPD is the best source of information on the geographical distribution of the population

Using mobile positioning data in population statistics

The spatial and temporal population changes as a result of births, migration, and deaths. Both long-term and short-term migration can be tracked using mobile positioning data.

The number of permanent residents in a specific municipality, work-time anchor points, meaningful locations (secondary homes, summer houses), and de facto population can be deduced from mobile phone data.

The population module of the Positium Data Mediator consists of two sub-modules. Firstly, the long-term population, which includes residents, work-time anchor points, secondary homes, regularly visited locations, and the statistical aggregations summarising the number of such indicators.

Secondly, the short-term population (de facto population) that represents the number of people present at a specific time at a specific location, broken down by the role of the people in this location (the number of permanent residents, workers, temporary residents, visitors, transit). The main users of population statistics from mobile phone data are national statistics offices, ministries of regional planning, city governments and municipalities, and resource-planning departments of law enforcement and rescue services.

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