Population Pyramids

A quick tutorial identifying the significant features of a population pyramid and the types of questions you might be asked

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Population Pyramids

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A quick tutorial identifying the significant features of a population pyramid and the types of questions you might be asked
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  1. Online presentation

    Slide 1 - Online presentation

    • Population Pyramids
  2. What do populations pyramids look like?

    Slide 2 - What do populations pyramids look like?

    • All percentages (both male and female) add up to 100%
    • A wide base and narrow top indicates a young population
    • A narrow base and wide top indicates an older population
    • Birth rate and death rate are used as descriptors of a population
    • Male and female data is added together to reveal entire age group population
  3. What do populations pyramids look like?

    Slide 3 - What do populations pyramids look like?

    • Two populations can be shown on one pyramid
    • The non-indigenous population is vase shaped
    • Low birth rate
    • Low death rate
    • The indigenous population is wide based triangular
    • High birth rate
    • High death rate
  4. What might you be asked to find?

    Slide 4 - What might you be asked to find?

    • You might be asked to determine:
    • The age group with largest/smallest population
    • The population of a specific age group/range
    • To make statements about the information found
    • Whether the birth/death rate is increasing/decreasing
    • Whether the country is developed/developing (shape)
  5. Practice questions

    Slide 5 - Practice questions

    • What % of the population is aged under 9?
    • Make a statement about the birth rate of the population.
    • What % of the total population are males aged 15-19
    • What % of the total population are aged over 84
    • 12.8% approx.
    • The birth rate is low and decreasing.
    • 3.6% approx.
    • 1.7% approx.