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The aim of the fieldwork is to analyse the relationship between the socio-economic characteristics of the resident population and the quality of the residential environment within different parts of Durham City.

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Geography Field Trip to Durham Chapter 1. Aim. The aim of the fieldwork is to analyse the relationship between the socio-economic characteristics of the resident population and the quality of the residential environment within different parts of Durham City. Hypothesis The quality of the residential environment will be closely related to socio-economic factors and that the higher status areas will lie towards the edge of the urban area, meaning that the further out from the CBD I go the quality of the residential areas will improve. Follow Up Looking at the layout of the areas I believe that I could base the area Robsons model. Robson based his model on Sunderland so the River Wear had to be taken into account, this river also runs through Durham but his model showed that as you went further from the centre that the class of living increased. ...read more.

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Chapter 3 Below is the data with the Mean, Mode, Median and Inter-Quartile Range worked out. Area Mean Median Mode Carville 9 11 10 22 8 11 8 3 10 11/8 Belmont 3 2 1 2 4 1 5 4 4 2.4 Gilesgate Moor 14 21 9 21 22 3 21 3 18 21/3 Gilesgate 14 0 2 0 29 29 20 15 15 0/29 Elvert 24 20 22 28 20 30 20 24 22 20 Nevilles Cross 19 21 20 29 16 28 12 5 20 Any Framwellgate 5 1 1 0 9 9 2 12 2 1/9 Framwellgate Moor 12 0 3 1 26 19 16 17 16 Any Newton Hall 4 3 5 0 4 8 4 5 4 4/5 To work out the Mean it was Mean = Sum of terms Number of Terms Median vale was Median = no. ...read more.

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For example Nevilles Cross is an example of a middle class area yet it is based on the outskirts of the city. I did find out however that great deals of the lower class zones are situated near the river, industrial areas and the CBD. Evaluation I know that my hypothesis did not exactly match with the actual findings but I believe that it did hint that most cities would usually Have the higher-class zones further away from the central business district and the industrial areas, because the majority of the high-class zones are found a relatively far distance from the industrial and commercial Ares. The distance may not be great but it still shows that the higher and medium class area generally stay further out from the centre of the town or city. ...read more.

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