declining population


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declining population

[də′klin·iŋ ‚päp·yə′lā·shən]
(ecology)
A population in which old individuals outnumber young individuals.
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With the start of Hitler's rearmament in 1935 and the threat of future conflict, the Soviet Union tightened the law in a belated effort to halt a declining population and reinforce the supply of soldiers and workers.
Japan also lays claim to another dubious record: In the year 2007, Japan will be the first country to host a naturally declining population (i.
It creates a stronger economy than a declining population would.
Liverpool's declining population means in actual fact that Liverpool should have received pounds 5m less but the Government has protected Liverpool.
A TINY island community is looking for young families to move into two newly-built pounds 434,000 homes to boost its declining population.
The declining population in rural and inner-city areas, plus the smaller size of the birth cohort, means there will be more than 100,000 empty school places in Wales by 2014 - more than 20% of the total.
As to the shrinking Japanese auto market amid the aging and declining population, Masuko said the situation is ''very severe'' and how to make the money-losing domestic operation profitable by fiscal 2010 is a major challenge facing the company.
However, the declining population of that area prior to any regeneration which may take place, has led to an equally declining pupil population"As a consequence, in the interests of the whole school community, the governing body, city council and the Archdiocese have reluctantly acknowledged that a review must now take place.
Hinds County, where MBHS is located, has experienced flat to declining population trends and median income levels are behind national averages.
It is not always fatal as many birds have resistance to it, but if we get new strains and new types of mosquitoes it poses an increasing hazard to an already declining population," the Daily Mail quoted Grahame Madge, of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, as saying.
The truth is that the area has a declining population due to the fact that many individuals, families and young people are leaving the area.
Scotland was, until last year, the only countr y in the world with a declining population.