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
- Political factors and stability of governments
- Problems associated with an ageing population
Source:Flint, David, (2004) Managing Resources, Hodder & Stoughton, Oxon ; p.88.
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- Encyclopedia of World Geography 20 volumes - 910.3 ENC
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The following subject guides may also be helpful for research in this area:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics - Population clock
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Life expectancy and deaths
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Older Australia at a glance
- Population Australia
- OECD - National population distribution
- Population Reference Bureau
- United Nations Population Division
- United Nations Population Fund
Political factors - Current issues:
- Australian Human Rights Commission - Immigration detention statistics
- Refugee Council of Australia - Statistics on people in detention in Australia
- Al Jazeera news: How Trump's wall is affecting those at the boarders
- CNN - US Immigration: DACA and dreamers explained
- Refugees International
- UNHCR - Resettlement in the United States
- UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: Human trafficking
- World Vision - Syrian Refugee crisis: Facts, FAQs and how to help