Flashcards in Demography Deck (15):
What is demography?
The study of population numbers, distribution, trends (with statistics) and issues
Why do people study demography?
To find out the age group of population, number of people, culture of people in an area and their target audience
What is the formula for doubling rate?
Nunavut has an _______ population pyramid.
Newfoundland has an _______ population pyramid.
Northwest Territories have an _______ population pyramid.
Manitoba has an _______ population pyramid.
What are the ages of the working class?
What are the reasons for Canada's aging population?
Longer life expectancies, lower fertility rates, the baby boom
Cons of baby boomers reaching retirement age?
- Seniors begin withdrawing pensions
- Seniors use health care and social services more than other age groups
- Higher dependency load
Pros of baby boomers reaching retirement age?
- Consumers with lots of money to spend
- Whole new demography group that is creating new markets
- Expansion of services for seniors in health care and Geriatrics (products made for elders)
What is population density?
Number of people who live in 1 km2 of land
What are the 3 patterns of population distribution?
Scattered, clustered, linear
How much of the population live in urban areas?