Demography Study Guide

study of statistics= illustrate changing structure of human population

In the 1700s this happened which increased urbanization and mass production

of population lives within 500 miles

major cities on earthquake faults

Human Factors
Economic activities, discovery of resources, new transportation routes, improving technology, transportation

Population Density Maps
Average number of people in a square mile

Dot Population
Major towns and cities; each dot means where residents are

central business district
inside the circle

middle circle

outer circle

squatter settlement
outside the circle

carrying capacity
how much population a place can support

Birth rate
per thousand people(in life)

Death rate
per thousand people(in death)

study the characteristics of human population and where they settle; to display info they use population pyramids

population pyramids
typically shows males on the left and females on the right; each age group is represented by a bar

world population
this is kept under control by famines, plagues, and wars

developing regions/nations
getting there-not at European standard

industrialized regions/nations
countries who have industry

third world nations
subsistence farming

Young population
High birth date, high proportion of dependent population to working population= low standard of living, agricultural economy, problems associated with overpopulation, low-life expectancy

Mature population
birthrate and death rate low== about 1% population growth, high proportion working, industrialized nation = high living standard, educated, high technology

Aging population
very low birthrate, many age dependents, advanced industrialized country