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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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Tags: Geography skills
Slide 1 - Online presentation
- Population Pyramids
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
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
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)
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.