Population Composition: Definition & Elements

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What is population composition?

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1. When charting the age and sex of a growing population, what sort of shape do we expect to see?

2. In a quickly growing population, we expect to find a median age of...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet to discover what you know about population composition. You'll be answering questions on key points like the definition of population composition and the shape that comes from charting the age and sex of a growing population.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • Median age in a growing population
  • Common element of study for population composition other than sex and age
  • Average expected sex ratio in a population

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the elements of population composition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a shape that's made by charting the age and sex of a growing population
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a growing population's median age and a population's average sex ratio

Additional Learning

The lesson called Population Composition: Definition & Elements will teach you more about these key topics:

  • Importance of studying population composition
  • Details about studying the age and sex of various populations
  • Population pyramid and what it represents
  • Other elements of population composition, like density and income
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