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Centres of different sizes have different characteristics.

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Introduction Aim: Centres of different sizes have different characteristics Theoretical Background: 1. A shopping hierarchy is: - A - Corner Shops. These services sell low order goods in old inner city areas and are often located on their own in residential streets or in a small row of shops. Goods are sold in small amounts, but at higher prices than they would be found in other shopping areas and more often (people may go in everyday to purchase bread, milk and newspapers). These shops are small in size and stock a small range of convenience goods. The sphere of influence / range of these shops is quite small and there are lots of them, hence their position at the bottom of the shopping hierarchy. B - Shopping Streets. There are two types of shopping streets. The first can be found near the CBD in the low class residential areas, and sell anything from low order goods to specialist goods. The second types are found in the city suburbs and serve a local housing estate. People may visit several times a week, and the sphere of influence is bigger than a corner shop. ...read more.


These questions are all-relevant to my three main essay titles and should have a good effect on them. I asked the same questionnaire in both Bromley and Wimbledon. 1. What is the purpose of your visit to Bromley/Wimbledon today? Shopping Work Leisure Other (please specify) This question was a help to find out why they were actually in that certain shopping centre that day. 2. What have you come to Bromley/Wimbledon to shop for? Convenience Goods Comparison Goods Durable Goods Browsing Other (please specify) This question was relevant to find out what people actually come to this certain centre to shop for. 3. What was your main method of transport getting here? Car Bus Walk Train Other (please specify) This question is very useful as it helps with my accessibility question. 4. If you came by car, how do you rate the car parking facilities? OR If you by public transport, how do you rate the public transport services in and out of the centre 1 Excellent 2 Good 3 Adequate 4 Poor 5 Very Poor This help because I now know what the public transport and the car parking facilities are really like. 5. Roughly where do you live Street Name .......................... Nearest street Junction .......................... Post Code .......................... ...read more.


This indicates also indicates people are willing to travel further to get a better range of goods and a better quality of service i.e. Clapham to Bromley rather than Clapham to Wimbledon. This is attained by the knowledge that there is grater distance between Clapham and Bromley than there is of Clapham to Wimbledon. Bromley shows that it has a greater sphere of influence by having more of certain areas visiting for example Beckenham, Catford, Croydon, Clapham and Streatham are a few of fifteen areas that come into Bromley for one reason or another. Whilst Wimbledon has only ten including areas such as Richmond, Putney, Clapham and Carshalton. Therefore after close analysis I can conclude that Larger Centres do have larger spheres of influence. Conclusion In conclusion it has been proven that larger centres do have large spheres of influence, as people are willing to travel further and further for a better quality if goods and range of shops. The results are unique considering that Clapham managed to be in both spheres of influence. Problems that may have defected my data was that Bromley was taken on a weekday whilst Wimbledon was taken down on a weekend this may vary the results because people will come further distances on weekend rather than weekday when they are stuck at work. 8 1 ...read more.

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