23/06/2024

# What is meant by population?

## What is meant by population?

In statistics, a population is the entire pool from which a statistical sample is drawn. A population may refer to an entire group of people, objects, events, hospital visits, or measurements. A population can thus be said to be an aggregate observation of subjects grouped together by a common feature.

## How does a country transition from Stage 1 to Stage 4?

Low birth rates and low death rates characterize the countries in Stage 4 of the Demographic Transition Model. Not since Stage 1 of the DTM have birth rates and death rates been so equal in value, the main difference being that in Stage 4 total population is already high.

What countries are Stage 5?

Possible examples of Stage 5 countries are Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Japan, Portugal and Ukraine. According to the DTM each of these countries should have negative population growth but this has not necessarily been the case.

Which stage has the highest natural increase rate?

Most LEDCs are at stage 2 or 3 (with a growing population and a high natural increase). Most MEDCs are now at stage 4 of the model and some such as Germany have entered stage 5. As populations move through the stages of the model, the gap between birth rate and death rate first widens, then narrows.

### What causes high natural increase rate?

Births and deaths are natural causes of population change. The difference between the birth rate and the death rate of a country or place is called the natural increase. The natural increase is calculated by subtracting the death rate from the birth rate.

### What is the natural increase rate today?

In 2019, rate of natural increase for WORLD was 10.6 persons per thousand population. Rate of natural increase of WORLD fell gradually from 20.23 persons per thousand population in 1970 to 10.6 persons per thousand population in 2019.