Population 03
Due to its unforgiving heat, the Sahara Desert has a very low population density.

Population 03

This KS3 Geography quiz asks questions about population. A census is carried out to find out about a country's population. In the UK, they occur every 10 years. The UK census shows that the population in Great Britain increased dramatically during the second half of the twentieth century. A population grows when more babies are born than people die. The fastest rate of growth was in 1962 and 1963 when the population increased by over two percent each year. Since then, the rate of growth has slowed down and by the end of the twenty-first century, it seems like it will be well under one percent.

Some countries, like Italy and Russia, have a negative population growth. That means that fewer births are occuring than deaths. The average age of the populations of these countries are therefore getting older. In most LEDCs, the birth rate is a lot higher than the death rate, in some cases over three percent. These countries have larger populations of younger people. The state of the population of a country is shown by using a population pyramid. From the shape of these, you can usually tell if the country is an LEDC or an MEDC.

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  1. Which of these has the highest population density?
    The other three places are sparsely populated because the climatic and physical features make living there very difficult
  2. Which is a positive factor affecting population density?
    The other three will discourage settlement
  3. What diagram is used to show population structure?
    Those of LEDCs have a triangular shape because they have high birth rates and low life expectancy
  4. The difference between birth rate and death rate is called what?
    If the birth rate is lower, it would be called a natural decrease
  5. Birth and death rates are always given per what?
    The difference between birth and death rates gives the percentage increase or decrease in population
  6. Which of these encourages people to have fewer children?
    LEDCs (Less Economically Developed Countries) are becoming educated about contraception but it isn't easy as there are many remote settlements and a lot of the population can't read or write
  7. What does population structure mean?
    The best way to gather this data is from a census of the population
  8. Which is a 'push' factor in migration?
    The rest are 'pull' factors that attract people to a particular place
  9. An LEDC's population structure has which most common age group?
    LEDCs have high birth rates
  10. What is a physical factor in population density?
    The others are human factors

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