Ah CSM election time.
You will here the canard that "most players live in high sec" a lot. Sometimes the number thrown around is like 80%, as in "but 80% of the players live in high sec" so we should take action to make them move/cater to them/nerf high sec/boost high sec/ etc and so forth and so on....
The original facts for these widely held but rarely proven claims come from the old Quarterly Economic Newsletters that provided explicit population breakdowns of the areas of space. Like so from Q4 2009:
But there is a humongous problem with these numbers: they count the number of characters, not the number of players.
Take myself for example. I am one player, but three accounts. On those accounts I have 8 characters total. Two live in wormhole space, two in low sec, and four in high sec. A population breakdown with me as representative would be 50% high sec, 25% low sec, 25% wormhole space, and 0% null sec. I can assure you, I consider myself 90% low sec player with PI in wormholes being the other 10%. My characters in high sec buy and move stuff for my low sec lifestyle.
I don't think my situation is unique. A lot of people have multiple accounts and multiple characters on those accounts, but only their main and one or two others in the area of space they live in most of the time. Most veteran players have logistics alts and trading alts in high sec.
So the next time someone talks about how 80% of the playerbase is in high sec, make sure they understand that number if inflated by alts and the real value is probably much lower.