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demography

the analysis of human POPULATIONS according to their total size, birth rates, death rates and migration; the age and sex distribution of populations and their geographical and occupational distributions; racial and religious profiles, etc.

Firms need to monitor changes in the demographic environment because these changes can have a significant impact on the demand for particular CONSUMER GOODS and SERVICES. For instance, the increase in the proportions of elderly citizens in the total population in most industrialized countries over recent decades has created new market opportunities for companies in such areas as health care and leisure products; while declining birth rates have reduced the demand for children's clothing and toys. See SOCIOECONOMIC GROUP.

Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

demography

the study of human POPULATIONS, including their total size, population changes over time as determined by changes in BIRTH RATES, DEATH RATES and MIGRATION; the age and sex distribution of populations and their geographical and occupational distributions. Statistical data on populations is compiled from CENSUSES of population and records of births, See DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005

demography

A study of the characteristics of people living in an area.

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As such, it satisfies the fundamental demographic equation. As we will see in the following section, this way of expressing the components of population change can be exploited.
She also spoke about the Palestinian national dialogue and the decision of Mahmoud Abbas to release political detainees arrested because they are affiliated with Hamas.The MP stressed that the danger of the practices of the occupying administration in the city of Jerusalem aim to change the demographic equation and the Arab Islamic identity of the city.
Chang's demographic equation. "We never change the food," says Melton.