380 Drawing a Population Pyramid
Population pyramids are simple graphs that show the age and sex of a population.
Bars are horizontal and can
either show the percentage of the total population made up by a particular age-sex group, or they can show the
actual number of people in each age group (your textbook has these examples).
Highlight the rows in the chart (table below) with 3 different colors.
The first 3 rows (0-4, 5-9, 10-14)
Color 2: The next 6 rows (15-19 through 40-44)
The remaining rows (45-49 through over 74)
(These three colors represent
pre-reproductive, reproductive and post-reproductive ages
Use this data and the same 3 colors of highlighter to create an age pyramid on the next page.
Label the x-axis with millions of people for both males and females.
Label the y-axis with age groups
The bars go sideways (left and right, starting in the middle) for a population pyramid.
male (in millions)
millions) in 2017
5 to 9
10 to 14