FEMALES To the right. MALES To the left. Definition Comparison between the productive (working)and non-productive (non working) population. Often expressed in non-productive per 100 productive. Dependency Ratios. OLD DEPENDANTS ECONOMICALLY ACTIVE YOUNG DEPENDANTS.
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Ratio of the dependent population (aged 0 to 14 years and 65 years and over) to that of the non-dependent population (working age - 15 to 64 years).
0-14yrs (children) + 65+yrs (Elderly)
15-64yrs (Those of working age)
Worked example: UK 2001 (figures in millions)
11.105 + 9.341
This means that for every 100 people of working age, there were 53.33 people dependent upon them.
Progressive pyramid – Expanding population
This is a timed task. You have 45 minutes to put together a Powerpoint Presentation relating to the problems a high dependency ratio can cause.
The groups are as follows:
Group 1: Too many under 15s (Alex, Ashna & Beam)
Group 2: Too few under 15s (Zain, Mot and WenPor)
Group 3: Too many over 65 (Josh, Dimitri and One)
Group 4: Too many over 65 (Nicole & Beam)
Group 5: Too many under 15 (Sunny and Busara)