Blog: Population Geography

For this blog post, I will be comparing the population of Greece and the Netherlands.

Netherlands:

https://www.census.gov/popclock/world/nl

  • Males per 100 Females - 97.8
  • People per sq. km - 509.9
  • Number of children per woman - 1.8
  • Current Population - 17.3M
  • Estimated Population of 2050 - 17.9M

 

Greece:

https://www.census.gov/popclock/world/gr

  • Males per 100 Females - 95.0
  • People per sq. km - 81.2
  • Number of children per woman - 1.4
  • Current Population - 10.6M
  • Estimated Population of 2050 - 9.2M

 

Both countries seem to be in stage 4 of the population pyramids with the majority of the population within the working-age/having children. The majority of the Netherlands population is 50-54 with the population leveling out in the 0-4 age group. The majority of Greece's population is also within the 50-54 age group but slow down dramatically over the estimated 30-year span.

 

The difference when comparing estimated populations for 2050 is dramatic with Greece's population declining by 1.6 million whereas the Netherlands population increasing from 17.3 to 17.9 million. Both countries have similar stage 4 population pyramids. Greece has quite a higher percentage of people in the 80s therefore, more than likely, these peoples in the age group will die off sooner, thus dropping their population greatly.

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