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Population pyramids - age and sex distribution in East Iceland

2012 Population piramidsA population pyramid  is a graph that shows the age-sex distribution of a given population at given time.

In Iceland the percentage of agegroups  0-4 to 55-59 is similar but decreases as people grow older and die.

Figure 1. Population pyramid of Iceland 2014
Figure 1.  Population pyramid of Iceland 2014

Population pyramids are divided by gender.  The pyramids in figures 1 – 3 show males on the left side (blue) and women on the right side ( red).  Each bar corresponds to the proportion of total population that are men or female of each age group.  For example 0-4 year old girls were 3.3% of the total population of East Iceland in 2014 but women age 30-34 were 2.8%.  Boys age 0-4 were 3.5% of the population in East Iceland but men age 30 – 34 3.4% (Figure 2)

Figure 2 Population pyramid of East Iceland 2014

Figure 2. Population pyramid of East Iceland 2014

In 2014 47.2 of the population in East Iceland were female and 52.8% male.  In 2006 36.1% of the population were female and 63.9% male.  The population pyramid looked different then ( Figure 3)

FIgure 3 Population pyramid of East Iceland 2006

Figure 3. Population pyramid of East Iceland 2006

You can find more information on demographics in East Iceland in indicator 1.11.