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Tom Wilson

BA(Hons), MA, PhD

Dr Tom Wilson has 18 years' experience in quantitative applied demography. He specialises in population and household forecasting, population estimation, migration analysis, local and regional demographic analysis, and Indigenous demography.

He has produced population and household projections at a wide variety of geographical scales and undertaken a large number of demographic research projects for state, territory and local governments. He has developed a number of innovative population and household forecasting methods and is the designer of demographic forecasting software used by several state and territory governments. All his population projections are calculated by state-of-the-art bi-regional or multi-bi-regional cohort-component models whilst detailed projections of households and living arrangements by household type make use of his Sequential Propensity Household Projection Model.

Tom obtained a Bachelor of Arts in geography with first class honours from Leeds University in 1996 followed by a Master of Arts with distinction from Sussex University. He then undertook doctoral studies with Professor Philip Rees at Leeds University and was awarded a PhD in 2001 for his thesis on local and regional population projection methods. He has written about 60 academic articles on demographic methods and trends and has a part-time research position at Charles Darwin University. Tom is a member of the Australian Population Association and International Institute of Forecasters, and is on the Scientific Review Board of the leading international journal Demographic Research.