Aging Germany 2030
This population pyramid (age pyramid, age picture diagram) is a 3D printed volume representation (dataSculpture) of the distribution of various age groups in the German population (as forecasted for year 2030). Data source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2011). World Population Prospects: The 2010 Revision; Martin De Wulf (@madewulf): http://populationpyramid.net/Germany/2030/
This German popuation pyramid does no longer forms the shape of a pyramid, but of a sort of coffin because the German population will not longer be growing in 2030. This dataSculpture consists of two back-to-back volumes, with the population modeled on the X and Y-axis and age on the Z-axis. The blue part showing the number of males and the orange one showing females in a particular population in five-year cohorts. The respective 3D segments correspond to the forecasted cohort population sizes. The size of the German population in 2030 is expected (depending on the respective source) to become about 79.470.000 people, i.e. shrinking. To indicate reproductive capabilities oft he population, the age cohorts of females from 15 to 44 years habe been coloured in red. There tends to be more females than males in the older age groups, due to females' longer life expectancy.
This pyramid might be called a â€śConstrictive pyramidâ€ś; as Wikipedia puts it â€žThe population is generally older on average, as the country has long life expectancy, a low death rate, but also a low birth rate. This pyramid is becoming more common, especially when immigrants are factored out, and is a typical pattern for a very developed country, a high level of education, easy access to and incentive to use birth control, good health care, and few negative environmental factors.â€ś (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_pyramid)