Definition of demography in English:
1The study of statistics such as births, deaths, income, or the incidence of disease, which illustrate the changing structure of human populations.
- However, these data are not likely to represent a ‘false positive’ sweep pattern caused by demography or population structure.
- Currently, empirical studies of population demography are more frequently quantifying variances of parameters as well as mean values.
- In demography, the study of population patterns, there is a saying that ‘behind most news stories is a population story’.
1.1The composition of a particular human population: Europe’s demography is changing
More example sentences
- But no longer can a simple analysis be made of the state of race relations, as Britain's changed demography reflects new generations of multi-ethnic origins and heritage.
- The founders of India took upon themselves to impart wider representation of social demography.
- Do they know nothing of the political demography of their own country?
- Example sentences
- According to demographers, this generation of 70 million born between 1978 and 1994 could represent the greatest sociological force since the baby boomers.
- In order to replace their populations, societies need what demographers call a ‘total fertility rate’ (the average number of children born to each woman in her fertile years) of just over two.
- As Charles Murray noticed decades ago and demographers have known for some time, the structure of families has diverged drastically by social class.
Late 19th century: from Greek dēmos 'the people' + -graphy.
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