Demography (geology)

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  • The systematic study of population attributes, including age and gender distribution, birth and death rates, marriage and divorce statistics, disease, and other data pertaining to population demographics. Demography is a science that requires the application of rigorous quantitative analysis and draws from disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, and economics. Demography is used for many purposes, the most common known being to collect census information. Demographers collect information about the population for certain industries as well. The advertising, marketing, and real estate industries rely on demographics to appeal to certain target groups. In addition, government uses demography to help identify social and political priorities and assist in the development of governmental policies. While demography can be used to provide basic descriptive statistics such as age and ...

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