Population 3
Due to its unforgiving heat, the Sahara Desert has a very low population density.

Population 3

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A census is carried out to find out about a country's population. Population growth increased significantly as the Industrial Revolution gathered pace from 1700 onwards. The last 50 years have seen a yet more rapid increase.

Test your knowledge in our third Geography quiz on the subject.

An LEDC's population structure has which most common age group?
LEDCs have high birth rates
What is a physical factor in population density?
Availability of jobs
Number of hospitals
The others are human factors
Which of these has the highest population density?
Amazon rainforest
North West Europe
Sahara Desert
What does population structure mean?
The age and sex of the total population
The number of females
The number of people in work and what they do
The number of people over 65
The difference between birth rate and death rate is called what?
Natural increase
Normal increase
Standard increase
Usual increase
Birth and death rates are always given per what?
Billion people
Hundred people
Million people
Thousand people
Which of these encourages people to have fewer children?
Child benefit
Family planning
Poor schools
LEDCs (Less Economically Developed Country) are becoming educated about contraception
Which is a positive factor affecting population density?
Coal and minerals
Dense forest
Mountainous land
Very high temperatures
The other three will discourage settlement
What diagram is used to show population structure?
Population cone
Population cube
Population pyramid
Population sphere
Which is a 'push' factor in migration?
Better education
Better paid jobs
Higher standards of living
Natural disasters
The rest are 'pull' factors
Author:  Jan Crompton

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