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Give an example of how flows people of have affected the demographic characteristics of a place:

Local scale = young people leaving Uckfield, East Sussex as the area is unaffordable, leaving increasingly aging population. 

International scale = migration from N.Africa to Europe from 2015 changed gender balance of host towns, as high proportion of migrants are male.

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Give an example of how flows of  money + investment have affected the demographic characteristics of a place:

London Docklands Development Corporation set up by government to redevelop Docklands in London.

  • Improved economy + built environment 
  • Increased population.

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Give an example of how flows of ideas + resources have affected the demographic characteristics of a place:

Poorest countries have lowest use of birth control + rapid population growth. 

United Nations Population Fund spread knowledge of birth control, as well as supplying resources to aid birth control, eg. condoms.

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Give an example of how flows of people have affected the cultural  characteristics of a place:

20th century = UK experienced mass international migrations from India, Pakistan and other Commonwealth countries.

Created multi-ethnic communities.

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Give an example of how flows of money, investment + ideas have affected the cultural characteristics of a place:

USA fast food companies, eg. KFC, opened restaurants in China in 80s + 90s.

Eating habits in China have changed as a result, with increasing numbers favouring western food.

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Give an example of how flows of people have affected the economic  characteristics of a place:

St Ives, Cornwall used to be a fishing settlement, but is now a tourist destination. 

Flows of tourism + decline in fishing industry has altered the types of jobs available.

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Give an example of how flows of resources have altered the economic characteristics of a place:

Scottish whisky industry has grown to be one of the largest industries in Scotland due to international exports. 

Brought employment + money, including remote islands communities.

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Give an example of how flows money +investment of have altered the economic characteristics of a place:

Reduced investment and compoetition from global markets has led to deindustrialisation in the UK. 

Eg. closure of coal mines in S.Wales 

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Give an example of how flows of people have altered the social characteristics of a place:

Large scale rural-urban migration in India resulted in slums developing in cities.

Low QOL for migrants + widens wealth gap.

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Give an example of how flows of resources have altered the social characteristics of a place:

Large amounts of oil extracted around Warri in Nigeria + exported, but profit goes to small number of people.

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Give an example of how flows of money + investment have altered the social characteristics of a place:

Gentrification - improve social characteristics, but increases inequality. 

Eg. Notting Hill was one of the most deprived areas in London, but deprivation levels are now lower. BUT social inequality between new + exisiting residents has increased.

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Demographic characteristics

Who lives in a place + what they are like

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Cultural characteristics

How people live their lives

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Economic characteristics

To do with work and money

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Social characteristics

What people's lives are like, eg. overall quality of life, access to adequate food supplies, healthcare etc.