Demographic study of asuncion, paraguay

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1. Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción ……………………………………………………………………………. 2. Population Projection (Trend) ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2.1. Population of the City: Base Year 2002 ………………………………………………………………................ 2.2. Demographic Data…………………………………………………………………………………………….................. 2.3. Population of the City: Year 2022……….………………………………………………………………………........ 2.4. Comparison of Results ……………………………………………………………….……………………………………… 3. Population Projection: Scenario Building (“Positive” and “Negative” Scenarios) …………………….. 3.1. Demographic Data …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3.2. Population Projections (Scenarios) ……………………………………………………………………………………. 4. Planning of Social Infrastructure ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4.1. Education ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4.2. Health………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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Figures and Tables

Figure 1: Asunción……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1 Figure 2: Asunción in the South American context ………………………………………………………………………….. 1 Figure 3: Population of the City in the year 2002 – Pyramid Chart …………………………………………………… 2 Figure 4: Population of the City in the year 2022 – PyramidChart …………………………………………………… 3 Figure 5: Population Growth 2002-2022 ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4 Figure 6: Life Expectancy and Total Fertility Variations Comparisons …………………………………………….. 5 Figure 7: Total Population Projections: Trend and Scenarios Comparison ……………………………………….. 5 Figure 8: Satellite Image of Asunción ………………………………………………………………………………………………. a.3 Table 1: Population of the Cityin the year 2002 distributed upon 5 year cohorts ……………………………. Table 2: Demographic Data used for Population Projections …………………………………………………………… Table 3: Population of the City in the year 2022 distributed upon 5 year cohorts ……………………………. Table 4: Main Demographic Data variations (Positive Scenario) ………………………………………………………. Table 5: Main Demographic Data Variations (Negative Scenario)……………………………………………………. Table 6: Population Projections for the Year 2022 – Scenarios Comparison ……………………………………. Table 7: Scenario Building: Demographic Data Variations ……………………………………………………………….. Table 8: Planning of Social Infrastructure: Main Calculations a.2 …………………………………………………….. 2 3 3 4 5 5 a.1 a.2

Abbreviations

cf. CADEP

Confer (compare with) Centro de Análisis y Difusión de la Economía Paraguaya (Center for Analysis andDissemination of the Paraguayan Economy) Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos (General Directorate of Statistics, Census and Surveys) World Health Organization

DGEEC
WHO

CASE STUDY: City of Asunción, Paraguay
1. Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción

Fig.1:Asunción

View of the city from the bay Source: Skyscraperlife Website

Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción(Our Lady Saint Mary of the Assumption) is one of the oldest cities in South America. As the capital of the Paraguayan Republic, it is the seat of the three powers of state; it controls the main economic activities of the country and represents the axis of the industrial, service, trading, and banking sectors.

The capital is located on the left bank of the Paraguay River, which separatesnorthwest from the Western Region of the Country, and south from the territory of Argentina, in front of the confluence of the rivers Pilcomayo and Paraguay. Asunción, with a total surface area of 117km2and 512.112 inhabitants by 2002 (average of 4.377 persons per km2) (cf. DGEEC 2004a), has almost doubled its population density since the census of 1962. It is divided into 68 neighborhoods and has thenation’s largest coverage of basic services: almost ¾ of the households have electricity and piped water. Both, the sanitary services connected to septic tank or sewage system, and also the garbage collection services have felt significant increases in the last decades. (cf. DGEEC 2011) Major primary...
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