Meaning of “demography” in the English Dictionary

"demography" in British English

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demographynoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈmɒɡ.rə.fi/ us /dɪˈmɑː.ɡrə.fi/

the study of changes in the number of births, marriages, deaths, etc. in a particular area during a period of time:

historical demography

The demography of an area is the number and characteristics of the people who live in an area, in relation to their age, sex, if they are married or not, etc.:

The increase in the number of young people leaving to work in the cities has had a dramatic impact on the demography of the villages.

(Definition of “demography” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"demography" in Business English

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demographynoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈmɒɡrəfi/ us MARKETING

the study of people in a particular area, to discover how many have particular characteristics and to record changes in the number of males, females, births, marriages, deaths, etc.:

Demography is the statistical study of human populations.

the number and characteristics of people in a particular area, for example, their ages, sex, and whether or not they are married:

The demography of the area is predicted to change radically over the next 30 years, with large increases in the number of older people.

(Definition of “demography” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)