In order to broaden the applicability of GPWv4, the data collection is being expanded to include global population grids of Basic Demographic Characteristics (age and sex) estimated for 2010 and urban/rural designations as defined by national statistics offices.
These grids are currently being developed. At present, the global grids of population by sex are being validated. We expect to release these in 2017.
Population data by age and by urban/rural designation are currently being acquired and processed. Expected release date for these grids is 2017.
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