Factors affecting population density in China and the UK LO: To explain and compare the human and physical factors that have an impact of the 2 countries Recap… what human and physical factors affect population density? What is the population density for China and the UK? Find out the figures using the atlas. UK: Population= Area= China: Population= Area= GDP across China and the UK • What do the next 2 maps show • How may the information help us explain population density? What do these maps tell us? Task 1 1. Describe the population density of China (4) 2. Describe the population density of the UK (4) Task 2 Using human and physical information from the atlas and textbooks annotate the map of China and the map of the UK to explain factors that would encourage a sparse or dense population Think of a key to use to help make you annotations clearer: sparse, dense, human, physical? Low Population density of less than 10 per sq km in Gobi Desert. Arid desert Remote so less trade and poor communications Physical factors Human factors Gobi Desert Beijin g Yangz te River High population density along Yangzte River Water supply Good trade (especially since opening of 3 Gorges Dam between Chongching and Shanghai Shanghai High population density of more than 1000 people per sq km Do not have extreme climates, flat land (good for building and farming), better rainfall Major ports- good trade and goods can easily be transported In 1970s government introduced a strategy for coastal development drew in workers, especially around Shanghai Task 3: Homework Produce a 1 page report comparing and contrasting China’s and the UK’s population distribution. Success criteria: • Explain what are the main physical and human factors that impact the population distribution and density in both China and the UK • State in your opinion if human or physical factors are more important in both case studies • Use appropriate key geographical terminology • Link to the theory of factors affecting population density Outline the human factors that have affected the distribution of population in the UK (refer to specific named places in your answer) <6 mark> • The South East of the Uk and London in particular has a very high population density. Excellent communications inculding a number of major international airports (e.g. Heathrow) and a major rail hub (Kings Cross) as well as major motor ways (M25) has helped attract business and commerce and London has a fast growing economy with a large range of jobs. The fact that London is the capital city has also given high status for many businesses to locate here. Its history and heritage with major tourist attractions has meant that there are many jobs in the tertiary sector in particular in tourism. In areas such as the Highlands of Scotland, where most jobs are in primary industries and there is an overall lack of employment there are much fewer people. The isolation of this area, with poor communications and lack of T, phone and Internet reception also accounts for the low population density.