Terms We Use

Total population: The total number of individuals in a given region (e.g. Canada)

Natural increase: The rate of natural increase refers to the difference between the number of live births and the number of deaths occurring in a year, divided by the mid-year population of that year, multiplied by a factor (usually 1,000). 

Net migration Rate: The difference between immigrants and emigrants.

Population growth rate: An increase in the number of people that reside in a country, state, county, or city. To determine whether there has been population growth, the following formula is used: (birth rate + immigration) – (death rate + emigration).

Doubling time: The time it takes for a population to double in the number of individuals.Dependency load: Dependency load is a term that depicts the number of people below 14 and above 65 in any population. This is used to show how much pressure there is on the working class to get income and support these people. 

Population growth rate: The rate at which a population increases

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