Types of sector
Extraction of raw materials e.g. cotton farmer.
Manufacturing of raw materials into goods or products e.g. clothes factory.
Also known as the "service sector". It sells goods or provides a service e.g. Sports Direct.
This sector focuses on information and communications technology and research and development. Universities are part of this sector. E.g. Instagram.
The decline of the primary sector in the UK
Why did I lose my job?
- Depletion of stocks caused by overfishing. This is because there are larger vessels with modern equipment to help locate fish shoals and then trawling larger nets to catch them.
- It means you can't support your family, therefore, you can't pay bills or rent. One has to stuggle.
Why the importance of each sector changes over tim
- As countries develop, they do not need as many people working in the primary sector because they can import goods cheaply
- The secondary sector increases due to better pay and there is promoted growth in factories
- Decreased secondary sector in post-industrial
The process of the world becoming more connected through transport, trade and technology.
Decline in the secondary sector (manufacturing)
The name given to the connections created across the world from communications network.
The different ways in which people and places connect across the world e.g. Internet, mobile phones, etc.
The use of machines to replace manpower.
Reasons for the decline of the secondary sector in
- Laws were put in place to protect steel workers
- Global demand for steel was low
- Competition from overseas especially, S.E. Asia
- Poor management
- Lack of investment
- Outdated working practices
- Expensive workers
- Cheap labour abroad
- Companies shut down because they are not successful
- Other companies have more efficient factories, using better technology
Impacts on the UK and LEDC's
Impacts on the UK:
- High unemployment
- Less exporting/trade from the UK
- Poor economic growth
- Tax increase
- Increase in crime
- Increase in migration
Impacts on LEDC's:
- More exporting--good economically