Analysing populationpyramids

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Analysing populationpyramids

  1. 1. Population pyramid – U.K. (2001) % of population at each Young dependent age group and gender Age Elderly dependentSource: National Statistics online
  2. 2. Population pyramid – U.K. (2001) Elderly dependent (65+) Age Economically active (20 – 64) Young dependent (0 – 19) % of population at each age group and genderSource: National Statistics online
  3. 3. Population pyramid – Worthing, West Sussex (2001) 1. What does the pyramid show? 2. What are the benefits of this? 3. What are the drawbacks of this? Source: National Statistics online
  4. 4. Population pyramid – Worthing, West Sussex (2001) Greater need for elderly provision e.g. pensions, care homes, medical Larger proportion of women. Services care, social services. needed for women’s health care and leisure provision. Elderly dependent sector will increase. Economy could be in status quo due to total dependents and economically activeLarge economically active section. being fairly equal.Dependent population supported. This sector will age. Few young Large proportion of men to support economy. coming up. Economy could decline. Fewer women, declining population. Narrower base than top. Source: National Statistics online
  5. 5. Population pyramid – Wandsworth, London (2001)What does the pyramid show?What are the benefits of this? Source: National Statistics onlineWhat are the drawbacks of this?
  6. 6. Population pyramid – Wandsworth, London (2001) Busy area may discourage elderly and young adults unable to afford Leisure provision caters for the area or due to lack of provision ‘upwardly mobile’ e.g. bars, clubs. for them. Little provision for elderly, this could be problematic in the future. Could experience a baby boom as this group start to have families. Could be expensive due to lack of provision for young and decline in economy as This sector will age. women leave work force. Eventually leading to a large elderly dependent sector. Large economically active sector, thriving economy. Narrow base means fewer population comingSource: National Statistics online though to economically active sector.

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