Answer in detail : Outline the importance of population pyramids in the study of populations. - Geography

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Outline the importance of population pyramids in the study of populations.

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  1. Demographers use population pyramids to describe the age and genderwise distribution of the population.
  2. The Y-axis in the centre of this graph shows age groups, while X-axis shows the population or percentage of the people in specific age groups.
  3. The lengths of bars show the numbers or percentages of the population.
  4. The left side of the graph represents the males, while the right side represents the females.
  5. The base of the graph represents the children's population, while the apex represents the older people.
  6. The type of age structure has a direct influence on the future of a nation.
  7. Both extremes, i.e., old-age dependency and young-age dependency, prove to be a severe burden on a country's economy.
  8. On the other hand, a higher proportion of the working population means a large workforce.
  9. Population pyramids also tell us about the number of women and men in various age groups of the country.
  10. The gender distribution in a country is an important demographic characteristic.
Concept: Population Composition
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