Geography GCSE (1)

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Changing populations

Where do people live?

Population density- is defined as the number of people living in one square kilometre. Places can be described as being densely or sparsely populated.

Population distribution- population spread out, you could describe it as clustered or random.

Reasons for variations-physical factors such as relief, climate, soils, vegetation and natural resources. Also a range of human factors such as urban growth, industrialized growth and agricultural developments, accessibility and government policies. 

Death rates are low in MEDCs and failing in LEDCs because:

  • better health care is more widely available to people
  • people have less physically demanding jobs
  • methods of prevention of diseases such as malaria, cancers and cholera are being people are better educated about health and hygiene
  • water supplies are more reliable and cleaner
  • there is more sanitary…


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