Factors Affecting Growth Rates 2010

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Factors Affecting Growth Rates 2010

  1. 1. Factors affecting Growth Rates<br />AS Geography<br />
  2. 2. Learning Objectives<br />To understand some key terms in population geography<br />To discuss and understand the nature of Natural Change<br />To look at the various factors that affect population growth<br />To look at the various methods used to get population data and how this information is used<br />
  3. 3. What are the causes of Population Growth<br />Health<br />Education<br />Social Provision<br />Cultural Factors<br />Political Factors<br />Environmental Factors<br />
  4. 4. Key Terms<br />
  5. 5. Inputs and Outputs<br />
  6. 6. Activity <br />What happens when Inputs exceed Outputs<br />When Outputs exceed inputs<br />Which is the most important element of population – Justify your view<br />Give examples of places that are experiencing the following:<br />Natural Population decrease<br />Net outward Migration<br />Stationary population<br />High rates of population growth<br />
  7. 7. Use the following and think how they may influence population growth<br />
  8. 8. Health<br />
  9. 9. Education<br />
  10. 10. Social Provision<br />
  11. 11. Cultural Factors<br />
  12. 12. Political Factors<br />
  13. 13. Environmental Factors<br />
  14. 14. Activity<br />Think about how you would measure pop’n characteristics and why?<br />Most countries use the census to collect details and information off people living in the country and it works like a snapshot of what is going on in a country at any given time<br />
  15. 15. Census<br />In the UK occur every 10 years the next one is 2011<br />What data do you think it collects?<br />
  16. 16. Who Uses the Data<br />Government – It allows govt’s to forecast the needs of the country and how to allocate resources in the future e.g. House building schemes or build more schools or how tax systems may need to change<br />Non-Governmental Bodies – The census is of great interest to many companies like advertisers, retailers, property developers, utilities and financial services.<br />
  17. 17. Activity<br />A census in theory is a very good idea however they can be beset by problems. Discuss and list the kind of problems that maybe present in each census both in the UK and worldwide.<br />Infringe privacy rights<br />Unreturned forms<br />Political conditions can make them difficult to organise<br />Expensive<br />Not good in remote badly connected countries<br />
  18. 18. What do they do?<br />Previous 10 yr trends can help predict the next 10 years.<br />Help predict natural pop’n change and migration patterns<br />Enables estimation of housing demands<br />Enables the planning of national transport policies<br />Snapshot of the diversity of the country.<br />
  19. 19. What do they do for Businesses<br />Can be linked to other data sources, such as credit card data, to provide information on regional lifestyles.<br />Enables targeted marketing based on postcode<br />Enables Insurance industry to assess risk more effectively<br />Enables retailers to invest in optimum locations where spending power is highest<br />Allows firms to target stores according to the profile of their population<br />
  20. 20. Learning Objectives<br /><ul><li>To understand some key terms in population geography
  21. 21. To discuss and understand the nature of Natural Change
  22. 22. To look at the various factors that affect population growth
  23. 23. To look at the various methods used to get population data and how this information is used</li></li></ul><li>And Finally....<br />Can you think of the different ways that we can display population data?<br />

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