population pyramid

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

pop·u·la·tion pyr·a·mid

graphic representation of the age and gender composition of a population, constructed by computing the percentage distribution of the population in each age and sex class.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Our changing population pyramids tell us that we should be redesigning our downtowns for young people and pensioners.
(26) For a graphical representation of Lebanon's 1980 population-age skew, see United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Pyramids of the World from 1950-2100, http://populationpyramid.net/Lebanon/1960/
Looking from the recent past to the present, it is possible to observe that the population growth in Europe show a trend in favor of those locating at the top of the population pyramid. Accordingly, between 1990 and 2010 the percentage of working-age population (20-64 years) in the EU-27 increased by 1.8 percentage points.
The population pyramid for Vanuatu shows a very pronounced youth bulge occurring in the population 29 years and younger, while the current median age remains at only 24.6 years of age.
* Population pyramids show the age and gender composition of the population and the labor force.
Oman's population pyramid is the most expansive in the GCC region.
aged 10-24 years in this population pyramid, these persons were born
The population pyramid for 2010 (green) shows a bulge of roughly three million people in the 35-49 age group, corresponding with the baby-boomers of the early 1960s, right after the Castro regime came to power.
Politically speaking, lowering the voting age in Lebanon has traditionally proven to be a controversial issue since the Muslim community in the country has a wider "population pyramid," or younger demographic make-up than the Christian community, while expatriate voting remains contentious since most Lebanese abroad originate from the Christian community.
Population pyramid is a very popular presentation of the age-sex distribution of the human population of a particular region.
An interesting feature of this site is that you can call up population pyramid graphs that show the relative percentages of people at various ages.
Using statistics from the database we have shown how the population has been undergoing a transition over the last three-and-a-half decades from very high to lower fertility and mortality, and how the population pyramid has 'aged' from very young to young.
Full browser ?