(used with a plural verb) the statistical data of a population, especially those showing average age, income, education, etc.
Origin of demographics
First recorded in 1965–70;
see origin at demographic
adjective Also dem·o·graph·i·cal.
of or relating to demography, the science of vital and social statistics.
Related formsdem·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
a single vital or social statistic of a human population, as the number of births or deaths.
a specific segment of a population having shared characteristics: The producers were looking for a show that would appeal to the 18-34 demographic.
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Contemporary Examples of demographics
Jews do seem to have a far greater role in the movement than you would expect based solely on demographics.
The demographics of the midterms, broadly speaking, appear to favor Republicans.
As a result, Young won re-election easily, even as the demographics of a once safely Republican district rapidly changed.
Cultural divides, from demographics to religion, will contribute to widening the gap between party lines.
“We do not keep any demographics on traffic stops,” Sgt. Laura McLean told us in an email.
British Dictionary definitions for demographics
data resulting from the science of demography; population statistics
of or relating to demography
Derived Formsdemographical, adjectivedemographically, adverb
a section of the population sharing common characteristics, such as age, sex, class, etc
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Word Origin and History for demographics
1967, the science of divining from demographic statistics; see demography + -ics. Originally in reference to TV audiences and advertisers.
1891, from demography + -ic. As a noun, by 1998, short for demographic group or category. Related: Demographical; demographically.
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Of or relating to demography.
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