Topic 5-UK Human Landscapes- Where we lived (Northern Powerhouses (Now,…
Topic 5-UK Human Landscapes-
Where we lived
Is the average number of people in a given area, expressed as people per km2
Population density in the UK is not evenly distributed, but instead is spread out among urban cores and rural areas.
Urban areas (cities and towns) account for only 7% of the area of the UK. That means that 93% of the UK’s land is rural and not crowded!
Name 4 areas with high
and low population density
The UK's Urban Core Region
The Multiplier Effect
The Multiplier Effect occurs when people move to urban areas to work, they spent the money they earn on housing, goods, and services. This creates more jobs and is called the multiplier effect.
As the multiplier effect develops it spreads beyond the city. Therefore, cities merge with towns to make conurbations.
Conurbation: extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of a central city.
Now, many manufacturing industries have gone overseas. Services such as finance and property development have replaced them.
However, the northern cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield form a major core region that almost rivals London’s population size.
This region is known as the ‘
’ because of its potential to drive the economy of northern England.