The Location Of Industry

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The Location Of Industry

  1. 1. THE LOCATION OF INDUSTRY An overview of the factors which affect where industry sets up.
  2. 2. The classification of industry <ul><li>• PRIMARY – Usually deals raw materials, e.g. Fishing and Forestry. </li></ul><ul><li>SECONDARY – Industries that involve producing and manufacturing goods. </li></ul><ul><li>TERTIARY - Provides a service to the community. </li></ul><ul><li>QUATERNARY – The most high tech and recent of the industry classifications, usually involving research and development. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Physical Factors <ul><li>ACCESSIBILTIY </li></ul><ul><li>The site of a new factory needs to be easily accessible for the import and export of materials. </li></ul><ul><li>CLIMATE </li></ul><ul><li>The climate needs to attract workers to the area. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Other Physical Factors Include <ul><li>LAND </li></ul><ul><li>The site of an industry needs to have flat land and room to expand should the company become successful </li></ul><ul><li>POWER </li></ul><ul><li>No longer does industry have to set up near a power source as industries can now gain power from the national grid </li></ul>
  5. 5. Socio-Economic Factors <ul><li>CAPITAL </li></ul><ul><li>Companies cannot set up their industry without this. A very important factor </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION </li></ul><ul><li>Most have communication links to the city and the rest of the world </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>GOVERNMENT POLICY </li></ul><ul><li>Many companies are given incentives to set up in a new country </li></ul><ul><li>LABOUR SUPPLY </li></ul><ul><li>Many companies often set up in or around large cities due to the shear demand for labour </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>MARKETS </li></ul><ul><li>These markets are absolutely vital to industry today. No longer are they local but some world wide </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thank you for listening

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