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Fig. 25 Population pyramid. The above example represents the age structure of Scotland in 1976.

population pyramid

a two-dimensional graph used to display the age and gender structure of a population. See Fig. 25.
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Northern cities and towns were built for the growing populations and big families we see in the top half of the population pyramid.
The population pyramid exactly inverted 60 years after the legalization of artificial contraception.
6) On Cuba's 1960 demographics, see United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Pyramids of the World from 1950-2100, http://populationpyramid.
2 billion-strong population pyramid will be an uphill task for any government.
In regards to Kuwait, the report indicated that the GCC country's population pyramid indicated that the youth population represents an overwhelmingly large share in the total population.
While the young base of the population pyramid is decreasing, the elderly population on the top side of the pyramid is gradually expanding.
The population pyramid for Fiji shows a pronounced bulge in the age group 30 to 34 years downwards, while the median age is just 25.
The population pyramid in 2000 shows the effects of fifty years of aging and change on the population and labor force.
Saudi Arabia's population pyramid is expansive, showing that the majority of the population is below the age of 30, with an average age of 26.
Although the GCC currently has a wide base to its population pyramid, denoting a large youth population for elderly support, by 2050, this is expected to narrow with a widening towards the higher age groups as the population ages with lesser reproduction to sustain the pyramid.
Overall, however, the population pyramid is flat at the base, bulges in the middle, and widens at the top; there are relatively fewer children, a large number of young adults, and an increasing number of older adults.
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