Population Trends: Age

Perhaps you are like me, and always looking for great images to put in your presentations about why it’s important to consider aging in human factors work. Or perhaps you just like a good, creative visualization. Well, here you go on both counts.

This comes courtesy of Mark Thoma of the Economist’s View blog, created from census data. It shows the percentage of the population at different ages (colors) at different times (x-axis.)

agedistribution

I think it’s great how you can see the baby boomer wave move across the graphic!

Here is his quick comparision between 1950 and 2050. It’s a whole new world:

1950 2050