Demographic Vocabulary

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DemographyStudy of population numbers, distribution, trends, and issues.
DemographicsA term for population characteristics.
Birth RateYearly number of lives per 1000 people
Death RateYearly number of deaths per 1000 people
Natural Increase Rate Difference between the birth rate and death rate. (Birth Rate - Death Rate)
Infant Mortality RateYearly number of deaths under 1 year old per 1000 people.
ImmigrateTo move permanently to a country other than your own native country.
Immigration RateNumber of new Canadians who have immigrated here from another country per 1000 of Canada's population.
ImmigrantPerson who moves to a new country.
RefugeePerson who migrates to another country out of fear of cruel or inhumane treatment in his or her own country.
EmigrateTo leave your country of origin to live elsewhere.
Rule of 70Where you divide 70 by the population growth rate to estimate how many years it will take for the country's population to double.
Emigration Rate Yearly number of people per 1000 who move elsewhere.
Net Immigration Rate Difference between people moving to a country and people moving elsewhere from that same country.
Push FactorSomething that makes people want to leave their country and move to another one.
Pull FactorSomething that attracts people to another country.
Population Growth RateNatural Increase Rate + Net Migration Rate
Life ExpectancyAverage lifespan of a population.
Baby BoomThe large rise in birth rate in the late 1940s and 1950s experienced in countries in North America and Europe.
Doubling TimeHow long it would take for a country's population to double at that country's current rate of population growth.
Population PyramidA graph that depicts population distribution by age and sex.
Population DensityFigure calculated by dividing the population of a region by that region's area.
Population DistributionPattern showing where people live in an area.
Total Fertility RateAverage number of children born over the lifetime of a typical woman in a particular country.
Dependency LoadProportion of the population that is not in the workforce. Total number of people under 14 and over 65.

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