GCSE Geography: Population Revision Cards

Alright, these are the revision cards I've done on Population and they include Demographic Transition Models, Population Pyramids, Population Growth, Population Distribution, Case studies and so on.

I hope it'll help anyone doing GCSE Geography and I wish you all luck with your exams (God knows I need a lot of luck for mine!)


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  • Created on: 12-06-10 12:44
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Population: 1
·Where people live
·Can be on a global, regional or local scale
·Have habitable environments
·Are either; wealthy and industrial (Europe, Japan, Eastern USA) or
Poor with rapidly growing populations (India, Ethiopia)
·Hostile environments normally have few people (Antarctica, Sahara
·Large populations live in accessible areas with good resources
·RIVER VALLEY; sheltered. River provides transport. Water supply
(food, crops)
·LOWLAND PLAINS; flat and fertile. Easy to travel across
·AREAS RICH IN NATURAL RESOURCES; important industry sources.
Fossil fuels and ores (iron, aluminium)
·COSTAL PLAINS; moderate climates. Good access (ports)
·Few people live in places without resources
·Areas with extreme climates are almost completely empty
·Precipitation is a major factor (humans can live in hot/cold climates
but need water to survive)
·Altitude; too high and have poor soil and steep slopes (farming
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Population: 2
World Population Distribution
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Population: 3
Average number of people living in an area (people per square km)
Population Density = Number of people / Area
Density figure unit = km2
Densely populated and Sparsely populated used to refer to places
with high or low population densities
Term doesn't apply to exact place people live in the area (just that
they live there)
Ideal population density gives an Optimum population
Optimum Population; ideal number of people that can be supported in
an area (by available resources)
OVERPOPULATION; too many to be supported by available resources
UNDERPOPULATION; too few people to use available resources
OPTIMUM POPULATION; resources can be used to best advantages
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Population: 4
·World's population is growing rapidly
·Population numbers change over time, influenced by levels of births,
deaths and migration into or out of a population area
·Global population levels now rising quickly (quicker than in the past
of mankind)
·BIRTH RATE; number of live babies born per thousand of the
population per year
·DEATH RATE; number of deaths per thousand of the population per
·MIGRATION RATE; number of people moving in or out of an area
·Difference between birth and death rate is called the `natural increase'
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Population: 5
Population Growth
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