AQA GCSE Geography A population

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How does population grow?
Exponential growth
The world's population has grown exponentially. This means it has become increasingly rapid. This
should be followed by a more stable period of zero growth or natural decrease. Population is usually
shown on a line graph that becomes steeper over time. Today, growth rates…

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Characteristics of each stage
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
High Key factor indicating Death rate Birth and death Death rates rise
fluctuating transition from 1 to continues to fall. rates are both as population
stage occurs 2 is decreased Birth rate low. This low contains…

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education is

1. Case study: 2. Cast study: 3. Case study: 4. Case Study: 5. Case Study:
Traditional Afghanistan Brazil USA Germany
rainforest It is an extremely Brazil is a newly The USA is the It is almost as
tribes poor country with industrialising largest and developed as the…

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base due to its Death rate is base shows a The pyramid has Germany has
high birth rates. beginning to fall decrease in birth become straight been in stage 5
However infant making the sides rate. The sides showing a for a while. This is
and child morality less concave.…

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Population growth has slowed down.
Famines haven't happened.
Technology and exploitation of resources has increased standard of living.

Families in rural areas have suffered as they need large families to help on farms in order to
Gender imbalance- boys are preferred so girls are killed or abandoned…

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Richer world populations are aging. Low birth rates and smaller families mean fewer children. Better
healthcare and medicines allow people to live longer; but with no one to support them.

The issues
Health care
The demand for healthcare increases wit hold people as they become ill. Hey visit their GP…

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this is very good! thanks 



Thanks could save me a whole grade!

Mr A Gibson


A really well put together and thoughtful document which covers the DTM in great detail. Especially useful are the examples and the context for each stage. I would definitely recommend printing this off for your revision notes folder.

Suitable for every exam board.

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