Interactive Population Pyramids
These population pyramids illustrate the age and sex structure of Hampshire County for selected years from 1851 to 2001. Each pyramid shows the percentage of the total population in each gender and age group. The pyramids show the population ageing over time as more people occupy the older age groups. These changes are caused by a move towards low fertility and improvements in mortality rates. The impacts of two World Wars on the young adult male population can be seen in the pyramids. Also visible are the children born in the post-Second World War and 1960’s baby booms moving through the age structure over time. The excess proportion of the population occupied by young adult males in some years is explained by Hampshire’s military towns, such as Aldershot and Gosport.
Population of Hampshire County 1851 to 2001
Hover and move over the small thumbnails to view the population on the larger image for each Census year. To view the population chronologically move right on the first row then left on the second row.