demography


de·mog·ra·phy

noun \di-ˈmä-grə-fē\

: the study of changes (such as the number of births, deaths, marriages, and illnesses) that occur over a period of time in human populations; also : a set of such changes

Full Definition of DEMOGRAPHY

:  the statistical study of human populations especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statistics
de·mog·ra·pher \-fər\ noun

Examples of DEMOGRAPHY

  1. the shifting demography of Europe

Origin of DEMOGRAPHY

French démographie, from Greek dēmos people + French -graphie -graphy
First Known Use: 1880

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

de·mog·ra·phy

noun \di-ˈmäg-rə-fē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural de·mog·ra·phies

Medical Definition of DEMOGRAPHY

: the statistical study of human populations especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statistics
de·mog·ra·pher \-fər\ noun

demography

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Statistical study of human populations, especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statistics. Contemporary demographic concerns include the global birth rates, the interplay between population and economic development, the effects of birth control, urban congestion, illegal immigration, and labour force statistics. The basis for most demographic research lies in population censuses and the registration of vital statistics.

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