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Chapter 1.3 Population and Settlement - Population Structure

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census
a count of a country or region's population
age/sex pyramid
a diagram which uses horizontal bar graphs to show the age-gender characteristics of a population
On average, women live
3 years and 10 months longer than men
In order to find out about a country`s population accurately,_________ is taken
census
population structure helps to
1. plan how many facilities will be needed in the future
2. provide a guide as to how many people of working age will have to support the very young and the elderly in the future
3. display age / sex pyramids
Age/sex pyramid for Haiti, a typical less economically developed country
will have higher percentage of younger population and a lower percentage of elder
Age/sex pyramid for Germany, a typical more economically developed country
will have lower percentage of younger population and a high percentage of elder but higher percentage range aged 40 to 50 years
Age/sex pyramids stage 1 of economic development
Remote communities
Age/sex pyramids stage 2 of economic development
Burkina Faso
Age/sex pyramids stage 3 of economic development
Mexico
Age/sex pyramids stage 4 of economic development
Australia
Population structures are affected by
changing birth and death rates
Sweden is one example of a country that has progressed through time
five stages of economic development
An ageing population means
a growing market for leisure industries to meet the demand of older people
Sweden is a country with a high dependent population due to
many well educated women have worthwhile careers and good incomes
Since 2000 there has been an increase in population in Sweden
due to migration of refugees from war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia who have much larger families after becoming settled in Sweden
Sweden is prosperous, highly industrialised country
many well educated women have worthwhile careers and good incomes and the nation's life expectancy is one of the highest in the world
What are Sweden adults postponing?
marriage and child rearing
consequences of ageing population
1. greater demand for medical services and healthcare
2. increased costs of supporting older people through pensions
3. a growing market for leisure industries to meet the demand of older people
4. increased awareness of the 'grey vote' in elections
Age/sex pyramids stage 5 of economic development
Sweden