demographic demographic  /ˌdɛ mə ˈɡræ fɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of human populations broken down by age or sex or income etc.)
  2. (adj) of or relating to demography

Usage(s):

  1. The demographic trends of the restaurant's clientele has changed over the last two years.
  2. Eventually governments will have to grapple with the inexorable demographic development that senior citizens will outstrip the young population.
  3. Demographic imbalance threatens to hamstring growth and widen inequality.

News

  1. From Demographic Boom To Dependency Bust

    The economic and asset bubble in Japan burst in 1990, at roughly the same time as its demographic structure reached a tipping point . As UBS' George Magnus notes, the working age population began to fall, marking the start of a relentless rise in both the total and old age dependency ratios; and, he adds, a comparable phenomenon occurred in the US and Europe between 2005-2010. On current trends ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. MySpace Buzz Showing Signs Of Life Amid Relaunch

    MySpace is supporting its fresh design for 2013 with a $20 million ad campaign aimed at millenials ? and the young demographic has responded with an early but modest uptick in perception this year.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Sen. Lindsey Graham: GOP facing 'demographic death spiral'

    Sen. Lindsey Graham said that the Republican Party needed to pass more pro-immigrant policies — and quickly, because the GOP was facing a "demographic death spiral." He made the comments on a Sunday talk show, when he also said he favored Gov. Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016. ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. The acquisition of Oxygen "increases our foothold in the advertiser-coveted young, upscale, female demographic," NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker said in a statement.
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Jeff Zucker Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. Justice Anthony Kennedy agreed with the ruling while stressing that race could still be used by school admissions boards "but other demographic factors, plus special talents and needs, should also be considered."
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Raw Story

  3. "If we do not take action soon, the coming demographic bulge will compromise the programs' ability to support people who depend on them," said Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., one of four high-ranking government officials who serve as...
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: Los Angeles Times

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