Population Structure, Density, and Settlements GCSE Geography

Download the GCSE Geography Population Studies: Population Structure, Density, and Settlements Resources module

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Population Studies: Population Structure, Density, and Settlements

Differences in population structures within countries can be driven by a high level of rural-urban migration, and these are evident in population pyramids. Migration from rural areas is usually from young adults (whether single or with children), which results in a decrease in the number of people in this age group. On the other hand, urban areas will see an increase in the number of young adults due to in-migration.

This ​GCSE Population Studies module introduces population structure, density, and settlements to your students, explaining:

  • ​What are the reasons for and implications of variations in population structure?
  • What factors influence density and distribution of population?
  • Which country has a high dependent population? (Case Study of High Dependent Population in The Gambia)
  • What are the main patterns of settlement?
  • What are settlement hierarchies and its implications to service provision?

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More Population Studies Modules

Population Structure, Density, and Settlements is one lesson in our Population Studies module. The other theory lessons can be found below: