Demographic change

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  • Demographic change
    • The term used for the study of the of population
      • Info on population is obtained from lots of sources
        • Compulsory registration of births, marriages and deaths
        • MAIN SOURCE: CENSUS
    • 4 main factors- influence size of a country's population
      • Births
      • Deaths
      • Immigration- No. of people entering UK
      • Emigration- No.of people leaving UK
    • In order for government to plan its social policy, it is necessary to have accurate info& Estimates of future trends in population size & distribution
      • Important to know whether population +/-, typical family size,proportion of people at school/work
        • Government need info to plan for future

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