Rural area key terms

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Threshold population
the minimum number of people required to maintain a good or service
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Catchment area / sphere of influence
The area from which people travel to obtain the good or service
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High order goods
Comparison goods such as electrical goods which people compare between shops, this means it requires a high threshold population
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Low order goods
Goods that are not usually compared and are purchased often such as milk, people do not travel as far, requires low threshold population
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Range
Distance people are prepared to travel to obtain a certain good or service
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Hamlets
Small collection of houses and farms, low order goods, low threshold population, small catchment area
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Villages
Larger population than hamlet, can support wider range of services such as schools
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Small market towns
Even larger population, greater variety of high and low order goods, larger catchment area
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Catchment area / sphere of influence

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The area from which people travel to obtain the good or service

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High order goods

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Card 4

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Low order goods

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Card 5

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Range

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