Forecasting Mortality, Fertility, Migration and Population Data

Functions for demographic analysis including lifetable calculations; Lee-Carter modelling; functional data analysis of mortality rates, fertility rates, net migration numbers; and stochastic population forecasting.


The R package demography provides functions for demographic analysis including: lifetable calculations; Lee-Carter modelling; functional data analysis of mortality rates, fertility rates, net migration numbers; and stochastic population forecasting.

You can install the stable version on R CRAN.

install.packages('demography', dependencies = TRUE)

You can also install the development version from Github

# install.packages("devtools")
library(devtools)
install_github("demography", "robjhyndman") 

This package is free and open source software, licensed under GPL (>= 2).

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install.packages("demography")

1.19 by Rob J Hyndman, 10 days ago


http://robjhyndman.com/software/demography/


Report a bug at https://github.com/robjhyndman/demography/issues


Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/demography


Authors: Rob J Hyndman with contributions from Heather Booth, Leonie Tickle and John Maindonald.


Documentation:   PDF Manual  


Task views: Statistics for the Social Sciences


GPL (>= 2) license


Imports rainbow, cobs, mgcv, strucchange, RCurl

Depends on forecast, ftsa


Imported by MortHump.

Depended on by ilc.

Suggested by SEERaBomb, lifecontingencies, smoothAPC, stR.


See at CRAN