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Geography::Population Distribution of U.K.

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Charles Leftwich::Geography::Population Distribution of U.K. The average population density in the UK is 244 people per square mile, compared to 2.6 for Western Sahara, for example. Out of a total population of 60,441,457, 0-14 years: 17.7% (male 5,490,592/female 5,229,691) 15-64 years: 66.5% (male 20,329,272/female 19,855,862) 65 years and over: 15.8% (male 4,063,357/female 5,472,683) This shows that the medium and main age range is within the working age gap of 15 to 65 year olds. As you can see, the percentage of people in this age band is 66.5%. ...read more.

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And in doing so, moving away from the countryside and rural areas. Now people are moving out of towns into the countryside, and commuter towns etc., because most people these days have access to cars, and other means of speedy transport, i.e. trains and busses. There has also been a rise since the 1950's onwards, due to the construction of large amounts of high rise buildings and as the Americans call them, "Condos," which mean there are a lot more people concentrated in one small area on top of one another, many more than before. ...read more.

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example Liverpool was an important docks, but they are now obsolete, whereas the South is where all the money and the good jobs are now. The poorest parts of the UK in terms of wealth are the South West and the North East. There isn't much industry other than tourism in Devon and Cornwall and the North East has been badly affected by the decline of industry. This has led to a large number of people moving to places where they can access the business of the towns more. ...read more.

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