Population Higher Geography
Again, I have had to use pdf rather than ppt so the notes are missing. Sorry about that. The powerpoint version will be on Geojuice later.
I was honoured to be invited up to Oban to give this talk to a group of Higher Grade students from "the west". Great kids and a great day.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Population Higher Geography
Rub’ Al Khali - “The Empty Quarter” - a negative area
Clusters of population are found in the most unlikely of locations.
The highest densities of population are found in urban China.
Where the sky people live…
The women’s council in a Hunza Valley village.
The Three Scotlands
• Rural Scotland, areas with histories of rural
depression and population decline that are now, once
their age and sex structures are taken into account,
showing positive natural increase with above average
fertility and low mortality;
• Lothian and Aberdeen and their eastern Scottish
hinterlands, cities now characterised by low mortality,
high in migration, and very low fertility, helped by the
high proportion of un-partnered adults, high housing
costs, and higher than average numbers of women not
only in employment but ‘employment focused’ (indicated
by working over 37 hours per week);
• Greater Glasgow, which continues to suffer from very
high levels of mortality, the highest in Scotland, Britain
and much of Europe and high out migration, which
combine with a low birth rate and low in migration to
produce a situation of significant population decline.