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Flashcards in Population Pyramids Deck (10):
1

What do population pyramids show?

The age and gender of a population

2

Why are population pyramids useful?

They can be used for planning for the future e.g. Schools, hospitals, care homes

They can enable comparisons to be made between countries

They help plan for future service needs such as old people's homes if population is ageing

3

What does the slope of a pyramid indicate?

The death rate

4

What does the width of the base show? Yeh

The birth/ fertility rate

5

What does the height of a pyramid indicate?

The life expectancy

6

What do kinks in the graph represent?

Dramatic reductions in birth rate or increase in death rate

7

What does the total area of the pyramid show?

Total population

8

What are over 60'a called?

Old dependants

9

What are under 20's called?

Young dependants

10

What are 20-60 year olds called?

Economically active

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