Unit 1.1 Population & economic development patterns

Key Questions:

How does population vary between places?

Describe global patterns and classifications of economic development. [low-income countries; middle-income countries and emerging economies; high-income countries]

Outline two detailed and contrasting examples of uneven population distribution. 

Key Understanding:

The relative importance of different influences on where people live and spatial interactions between places at varying scales.


Take Hans Rosling’s population quiz at The Guardian

Global population distribution

Global patterns of economic development

Countries and their income (from the World Bank)

World Bank – Country Development Data

World Bank – Development Indicator Data

Population distribution & economic development at the national scale [case study]