Population structure – meaning

Population structure meaning

Population structure refers to a composition in terms of the proportion of people according to certain status categories such as age, sex, educational level, marital status, the labor force (skilled or unskilled), ethnic status, household characteristics, health, citizenship, rural or urban category as well as economic status.

The age-sex structure is commonly used in studying the population structure of a country.

Population structure is influenced by the birth rates, death rates, marriage status and rates, incident of migration, the structure of the labor force, level of education, economic level, and political aspects.