Demographers use statistics to study human populations.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a demographer is like.
As you learned, demographers use statistics to study people. A great place to study a whole bunch of people is social media! Here is a fun Social Media Demographics Activity to try:
- Choose one demographic that you want to research. (Need some ideas? Use this list of demographics)
- Open your favorite social media platform (Instagram, Facebook, etc.) if you have one, or get an adult to help you.
- Go through your entire friends/followers list and categorize each person according to the demographic you chose. (Example: Ava chose the demographic of age. She then sorts all her followers into age groups – under 10, 11-20, and over 20)
- Analyze your results! What did you learn about the demographics of your social media followers/friends?