Population Pyramids

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World Population Pyramid
  1. Complete the following glossary of terms:

Birth rate | Death rate | Life expectancy | Declining | Middle Age | Older Age | Dependency ratio | Concave | Convex | Population pyramid

  • A graphic method of illustrating the age and sex structure of a population.
  • Curving outwards.
  • The number of births, per year, per 1000 people in the population.
  • The ratio between those in the non-economically active age group (taken to be children under 15 and adults over 65) and those in the economically active age group (15 to 64).
  • To become smaller, weaker, or less important.
  • Subjectively: 40 – 64 years old.
  • Curving inwards.
  • The number of deaths, per year, per 1000 people in the population.
  • Subjectively: 65 + years old.
  • Average number of years a person at birth can expect to live.
  1. Use populationpyramid.net to find a population pyramid for each of the the following countries:
  • Kenya
  • India
  • Argentina
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  1. Which of the following stages do you think that each country's population pyramid fits into?
Age Structure Diagrams
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