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POPULATION LET’S TALK ABOUT PEOPLE: NUMBERSPLACESINTERACTIONS
WHAT IS POPULATION? POPULATION refers to the number of people living in a specific place or area. POPULATION can also refer to the number of animals or plant species in a designated place or area
CENSUS Where do we get information about different populations from? The CENSUS. The census is a set of questions that are mailed to people’s homes. People can choose to answer the questions on paper and mail them back to the government or they can complete the questions online. Census information is collected every 5 years. The last census happened in Canada in 2011.
CENSUS Some information from the 2006 census: Population 31,612,897 Median age 39.5 Total visible minority population 5,068,090 5,068,090 Total private dwellings 13,576,855 Median earnings in 2005 (full- year, full-time earners) $41,401 Total number of farms 229,373
THE MANY WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH POPULATION? There are many different terms and words geographers use when talking about populations - especially when we are talking about people.
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION POPULATION DISTRIBUTION refers to where people live in a place. Old Quebec City
URBAN URBAN is another word for city. New York City
RURAL RURAL is another word for country (meaning, outside the city).
DEVELOPED OR INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES The term developed or industrialized is used to talk about countries with good economies.
DEVELOPED OR INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES These countries have tertiary and quaternary sectors of industry. - Tertiary Sector includes: restaurants, hotels, hospitals, business services, waste disposal, etc. - Tertiary Sector includes: restaurants, hotels, hospitals, business services, waste disposal, etc. - Quaternary Sector includes: information generation, information sharing, education, research and development, consultation, ect.
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES A developing country is a country that has a low standard of living, an undeveloped industrial base, few opportunities for its people and low incomes per person, but is in a phase of economic development.
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Developing countries’ economies are often based mostly on primary and secondary sectors of industry. - Primary Sector includes: mining, farming, fishing, forestry, etc. - Secondary Sector involves manufacturing (making things to sell to people, like steel and cars)
ECONOMIES RATED Advanced economies Emerging and developing economies Emerging and developing economies – least developed
WORLD INCOMES "High income countries" are defined by the World Bank as countries with a Gross National Income per capita of $11,116 or more. Despite their high per capita GDP, countries in the Middle East are generally not considered developed countries because their economies depend mostly on oil production and export
WORLD INCOMES High income Upper-middle income Lower-middle income Low income