Population Key Words

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Natural Increase
The difference between the numbers of births and deaths in a population.
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Birth rate
The number of births per 1000 population per year.
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Death Rate
The number of deaths per 1000 population per year.
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Infant Mortality rate
The number of deaths of infants under the age of 1 per 1000 live births.
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Literacy Rate
The percentage of the population over the age of 15 who can read and write.
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Population Distributation
The patterns of settlement and dispersal of a population.
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Population Density
Population per unit of land area: eg. people per square mile or per square kilometer.
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Densely Populated
A large amount of people living in a set area.
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Sparsely Populated
A small amount of people living in a set area.
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Population Explosion
A point in time when the birth rate was higher than the death rate. Also used to describe the 20th century population increase.
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Demographic Transition Model
A graph showing a shift from a population having a high birth and death rate to having a low birth and death rate.
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Fertility Rate
The number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-44/15-49 in a given year.
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Replacement Rate
The amount at which a population in replacing itself. Based on the ratio of female babies to the number of women of child bearing age.
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The number of births per 1000 population per year.

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Birth rate

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The number of deaths per 1000 population per year.

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The number of deaths of infants under the age of 1 per 1000 live births.

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The percentage of the population over the age of 15 who can read and write.

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