001 - Population Distribution

Geographic knowledge and understanding

Physical and human factors affecting population distribution at the global scale. Global patterns and classification of economic development:

low-income countries

middle-income countries and emerging economies

high-income countries

Concept

There are various physical and human factors affecting population distribution at the global scale. These factors vary in their scale and power.

Aims

  • To be able to describe and explain the physical and human factors affecting population distribution at the global scale.
  • To be able to discuss which are the most important physical factors and the most important human factors affecting population distribution.

Key Terminology

            • Urbanisation
            • Immigration
            • Median, mean and mode

Define the key terms above using the useful links below:


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Activity One - Watch

As you already the global population of people is increasing but where do they live? Watch the clip below and write down a description of the global distribution of the population.


      1. Is there a pattern to the global distribution of people? Describe it.
      2. Mindmap the potential reasons why people are found in certain areas of the world.

Activity Two - Skills

Learning new skills is an important element of the Geography course. One of the skills is being able to discuss the different ways that data can be represented and whether it is successful or not. Looking at the maps below which one represents population density more successfully. Write down your answer with an explanation.

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Second Map - Luminocity

Activity Three - Comprehension

We are now going to go a little old school and use your textbook by Simon Oakes Pages 1 -3 to complete the following question.


      1. State the physical and human factors affecting population distribution at the global scale.
      2. Explain the physical and human factors affecting population distribution at the global scale.

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Exam Style Question

Explain two possible human or physical factors that affect population distribution at the global scale [2 + 2]