# 380 - Age Structure Diagram Wkst-Student.docx - 380 Drawing...

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380 Drawing a Population Pyramid Name Insert Name Sec. 380- 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). 1. Highlight the rows in the chart (table below) with 3 different colors. i. Color 1: The first 3 rows (0-4, 5-9, 10-14) ii. Color 2: The next 6 rows (15-19 through 40-44) iii. Color 3: The remaining rows (45-49 through over 74) (These three colors represent pre-reproductive, reproductive and post-reproductive ages ) 2. Use this data and the same 3 colors of highlighter to create an age pyramid on the next page. a. Label the x-axis with millions of people for both males and females. b. Label the y-axis with age groups c. The bars go sideways (left and right, starting in the middle) for a population pyramid. Age Group US Population, male (in millions) in 2017 US Population, female (in millions) in 2017 Under 5 10.2 9.74 5 to 9 10.37 9.94 10 to 14