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