This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information.

RR297 - A National Population Data Base for Major Accident Hazard Modelling

In order to undertake the modelling of major accident hazard events the HSE needs to estimate the numbers of people potentially at risk from such events, particularly when societal rather than individual risk is of concern. To-date, however, the data used on the spatial distribution of populations at risk has been highly generalised. This project has developed a sophisticated methodology for producing a national population database, drawing on multiple data sets and including populations located within residential, workplace, retail, transport and leisure land uses and within communal establishments involving particularly sensitive populations (such as schools and hospitals). The final database has a greater coverage of population types and a better level of spatial resolution than any others that currently exist. It has a flexible and user-friendly interface, which provides for many different potential uses by HSE and other Government Bodies and Departments.

The Research Report Series are produced in Adobe Acrobat. The use of the latest version of the software is recommended which is available at the Adobe website via the link on this page.

Assistance in the use of Adobe Acrobat PDF files is available on our FAQs page.

Updated 2009-05-05