What is a population pyramid?

In this lesson we will be exploring a new type of graph called a population pyramid. These special graphs help us to see what the breakdown of a population is in terms of gender and age.

What is a population pyramid?

In this lesson we will be exploring a new type of graph called a population pyramid. These special graphs help us to see what the breakdown of a population is in terms of gender and age.

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Explain what a population pyramid is
  2. Examine why population pyramids are useful
  3. Create a population pyramid

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5 Questions

Q1.
Japan has an ageing population.
False
Correct answer: True
Q2.
In a population pyramid, females are usually shown on which side of the graph?
The left side.
Correct answer: The right side.
Q3.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has a higher than average life expectancy, compared to other nations.
Correct answer: False
True
Q4.
What do population pyramids show?
Correct answer: How many people in a population are in each age group.
The average wages of someone living in a particular country.
The employment rates of a particular country.
The population density of a particular country.
Q5.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has a youthful population.
False
Correct answer: True

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UnitGeography / Population

Geography