Population – Distribution of population

Economics S.S.S 1 Second Term


Population – Distribution of population

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

  1. Explain the meaning of population distribution and its implications on the economy.


Population distribution

Population distribution describes how the individuals are distributed, or spread throughout their habitat. Alternatively, it refers to how the population of a given country is distributed into certain categories such as age, sex occupation and geographical distribution.

Age distribution: Age distribution, also called Age Composition, in population studies, the proportionate numbers of persons in successive age categories in a given population. Age distributions differ among countries mainly because of differences in the levels and trends of fertility. A population with persistently high fertility, for instance, has a large proportion of children and a small proportion of aged persons. A population, such as that of.... View More

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