The table shows the eleven states in Mexico which have the oldest population (defined by average age of the population).
|Rank||State||Average age (years)|
(a) What factors might explain why the inhabitants of some states in Mexico have a high average age than others? What might these 11 states have in common?
Hint: Do not just think about why some states might have many elderly people, but also why some states might have relatively few young children
You might also like to compare this map with a map of the states which have the youngest average age.
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