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school populations

jmf

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Does anybody have any suggestions to calculate the number of school aged children based on population and household size?
 

Tranplanner

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Hmmm...you might be able to get some demographic info from Census Canada that you could use to extrapolate from...

Or you could just contact the school board to see how they do it - they should have a handle on how many students are generated by different types of development...
 

gkmo62u

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A census analysis of household size, children, age, and housing type is the way it can be done.

One County I am familiar with has conducted its own school census, taking the the number of children ages 1 to 19 in a certain area/subdivision. The info is then reconciled with the number and type of corresponding residential units in the same area. it can be further broken down into number of elementary students etc...

Here are the juristictions numbers

single family detached= .75 school aged-children
single family attached= .44
multifamily=.23

I think the national multi family housing institue uses .25 for their pupil generation.

Home builder organizations may have some data they could share.

gkm
 

jmf

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School board

Not sure if you have heard up there in TO, but down here we are having problems with some of our school boards. In our case, apparently the school board does not do projections, estimations, whatever interest ing huh and they wonder where all of the money goes!!!
 

Tranplanner

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So basically your school board has no idea whether or not they will require new facilities when a subdivision application comes in? How odd...

School Boards around here do analysis up the wahzoo...they just don't have the money to build new facilities.

gkmo62u's numbers sound reasonable...but you may want to do your own analysis using Census Canada data.
 
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