Population pyramids: powerful predictors of the future

 
 
 
 
Population pyramids in 2009 (Source)

Population pyramids in 2009 (Source)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

task

  1. Read pp 17-19 Patterns and Change book.
  2. Highlight example phrases for describing pyramids.
  3. Make detailed notes.
 
 
 

EXAM PRACTICE

When describing population structure from population pyramids focus on:

  • number of dependents vs economically active:
    • proportion of economically active (16-64) vs proportion of economically inactive (0-15 & 65+)
  • gender balance / number of males vs females in each of the groups (young dependent, economically active, old dependents)
  • ALWAYS INCLUDE DATA FROM THE GRAPH

Describe the population structure of this country in 2025 [3 marks]

 

Describe the population structure of this country [3 marks]

 
 

plenary

Can you guess what will be mentioned in this video summary of how population pyramids have changed?