Types of shopping areas can be put into a hierarchy.
At the bottom are shops that sell low order goods (also known as convenience
goods) such as food and newspapers. These are usually found in housing
At the top of the hierarchy are shops that sell high order goods (also known as
specialist goods) such as furniture or jewellery. These shops are usually found
in large centres or in the CBD.
The catchment area describes the area from which people are likely to come to
buy goods. Shopping centres have a wide catchment area, whereas corner
shops have a small catchment area.
Draw a large pyramid diagram with 5 layers, then fill
in the shops in the correct places. Then draw the
Corner shops Usually found in inner city housing estates and sell
low order goods to people living nearby
Shopping streets Either in the suburbs or near large areas of
housing, have some small shops and services e.g.
Small shopping centres Small undercover centres found near the city
centre and stock low and high order goods
Central Business District (CBD) The town centre is busy and has specialist shops
that attracts people from all around
Out-of-town shopping centres Large and purpose-built centres just for shopping
and sell high order goods to people from the wider
area e.g. Trafford Centre