Differentiate between: Expansive population pyramid and Constrictive population pyramid. - Geography

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Distinguish Between

Differentiate between:

Expansive population pyramid and Constrictive population pyramid.

Differentiate between:

Expansive pyramid and Constrictive pyramid.

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Solution

Expansive pyramid

Constrictive pyramid

(i) Expansive pyramid is very broad at the base and becomes narrow at the apex. 

(i) Constrictive pyramid is narrow at the base and broader at the apex. 

(ii) It shows a higher percentage of young people but a lower percentage of old age people in the country. 

(ii) It shows a high percentage of old people and a lower percentage of young people in the country. 

(iii) It indicates a high birth rate, which makes the base broad, and a high death rate, which makes the apex narrow. 

(iii) It indicates a low birth rate that narrows the base and a low death rate that makes the apex broad.

Concept: Population Composition
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Chapter 2: Population : Part - 2 - Exercise Q.4 [Page 20]

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