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EV2360 - Population Geography and Demography

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject provides a geographical perspective on population change at a variety of scales, using evidence from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Topics studied include contemporary population growth, fertility and mortality patterns, population-physical environment relationships, recent socio-economic change, migration, population policies and population projections for Australia and the implications for such growth. Practical workshops will be used to develop practical skills in demographic and regional analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • connect demographic trends to other issues such as planning, economic development, women's rights or environmental change;
  • to demonstrate an understanding of the basic measures used in demography (eg growth, birth and mortality rates; dependency rations; arithmetic density);
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic theories used in demography (eg demographic transition theory; epidemiological transition model;push-pull theory);
  • discuss the current status of Australia's population growth and distribution, and future demographic trends to 2030;
  • identify the major sources of data on Australian population characteristics, after becoming familiar with the operation of the ABS website.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV2304

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); essays (40%); work book 1 (30%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); essays (40%); work book 1 (30%).

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