Population - An introduction

The world's population is distributed very unevenly across the Earth's surface. Many areas suffer from heavy concentrations of people, while in other areas there are vast and empty spaces.

Key Ideas to remember when commencing your study on world population:

  • Physical economic, social historical and political factors can all help explain population distribution.
  • Birth rates and fertility rates
  • Mortality
  • Political factors and stability of governments
  • Problems associated with an ageing population
Source:Flint, David, (2004) Managing Resources, Hodder & Stoughton, Oxon ; p.88.