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what is population distribution
the way in which people are spread across a given area
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at what level is population distribution studied
local, regional, national, global
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what do patterns of population tend to be
uneven
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what is population density
the average number of people per square kilometre
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what is population distribution a measure of
of whether an area is sparsely or densely populated
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how is population density calculated
total population ÷ total land area in km²
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where are the majority of high population densities areas
in the northern hemisphere
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the population density of a country has very little to do with what
very little to do with its level of economic development
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what are factors attracting settlements
temperate climate, low lying flat fertile land, good supplies of natural resources
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factors discouraging settlement
extreme climates, mountainous or highland areas, dense vegetation
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what factors can contribute to high population density through migration
availability of jobs and comparatively high wages
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what political factors can contribute to low population densities
war, as people become refugees and leave an area
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what are population pyramids
a pyramid showing the structure of a population by comparing relative numbers of people in different age groups
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what is the DTM
the demographic transition model
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what does the DTM show
it shows population change over time
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at present what is happening to the worlds population
it is growing quickly, but this has not always been the case
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what are the 3 main causes of population change
births, deaths, migration
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what is the birth rate
number of live births per 1,000 of the population per year
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what is the death rate
the number of deaths per 1,000 of the population per year
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what is migration
the movement of people in and out of an area
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