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APHG Population

Population

TermDefinition
Population Density Measurement of population per unit area
Demographic Regions Any area which you wish to analyze demographically
Population Distribution Descriptions of where people live/are on earth.
Natality - Birth Rate Number of births by a number of people (usually 1000) per year.
Mortality - Death Rate Number of deaths of people (usually 1000) per year.
Population Explosion A population that is growing exponentially.
Zero Population Growth A population that is not growing.
Age Distribution Number of different aged people in a population
Population Pyramid A chart that shows the different number of people in certain age groups in a population.
Cohort A specific group of people
Sex Ratio Number of males for each female in a population.
Gendered Space Areas or regions designed for men or women
Standard of Living Refers to the level of economic wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities in a certain area.
Infant Mortality Rate Number of deaths of infants per a number of people (usually 1000).
Diffusion of Fertility Control The spread of birth control in an area.
Disease Diffusion When a disease is transmitted to a new location.
Maladaption A trait that is more harmful than helpful.
Sustainability Ability of a certain area to sustain life.
Demographic Equation A formula taking the increase or decrease in the population plus or minus the amount of migration to the area.
Dependency Ratio Comparing the number of people not in the labor force to the number of people that are in an area.
Rate of Natural Increase Birth rate minus death rate in a population.
Doubling Time Time it takes for a population to double.
J-Curve When the population falls but then comes back to be higher than the starting point.
S-Curve When the population increases slowly then quickly then slowly again.
Ecumene Referring to inhabited land
Overpopulation When there are too many people in a specific area.
Underpopulation When there aren't enough people in a specific area.
Carrying Capacity Amount of people an area can support.
Population Projection Estimates of the population at a future date.
Demographic Momentum The tendency for a population to keep growing after a fertility decline because once this happens the country moves to a different stage in the demographic transition model.
Created by: kloskeyb