Economic Development

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URBAN POPULATION
This tells us the percentage of people who live in cities and towns in a country. But in some countries a village is called a town.
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POPULATION DENSITY
This tells us the average number of people that live in a unit area of the country.
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ADULT LITERACY RATE
This indicated the percentage of people aged 15 and over who can read and write. It is calculated from census data and can indicate the level of education in a country.
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ENERGY CONSUMPTION PER CAPITA
This tells us the average amount of fuel used by each person in 1 year. It is calculated in ‘kilograms of oil equivalent’ i.e. the amount of power given off by 1kg of oil, whether it is produced by gas, coal, wood, nuclear fuels etc.
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CHILDREN IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
This is the percentage of children of primary school age who have enrolled in a primary school.
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LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH
This tells us the average number of years that a person can expect to live from birth.
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NATURAL INCREASE/POPULATION GROWTH RATE
This tells us how fast or slow the population is growing.
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DEATH RATE
This tells us the number of deaths per year for every 1000 people.
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GNP per capita
GNP = Gross National Product. This tells us the average value of goods and services produced by each person in a year.
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DOCTOR PATIENT RATIO
This indicates the average number of people for each doctor in the country
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LABOUR FORCE IN FARMING
This tells us how many people are occupied in farming in a country. It is calculated as a percentage of the total workforce of a country
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INFANT MORTALITY
This tells us the number of deaths of children aged 1 or below, for every 1000 live births.
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PERCENTAGE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
This indicates the number of people who have an unpolluted water supply from tap or well at a reasonable distance (a few metres).
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Card 2

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This tells us the average number of people that live in a unit area of the country.

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POPULATION DENSITY

Card 3

Front

This indicated the percentage of people aged 15 and over who can read and write. It is calculated from census data and can indicate the level of education in a country.

Back

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Card 4

Front

This tells us the average amount of fuel used by each person in 1 year. It is calculated in ‘kilograms of oil equivalent’ i.e. the amount of power given off by 1kg of oil, whether it is produced by gas, coal, wood, nuclear fuels etc.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

This is the percentage of children of primary school age who have enrolled in a primary school.

Back

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