Geography gcse leton, Nottingham coursework

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Lenton coursework.

How does Lenton compare in terms of deprivation with other inner city and suburban wards in west Nottinghamshire?

By Hannah Moody.

Part one (A): the location of Lenton

Lenton is located in the south west of Nottingham, approximately 2 miles from the city centre, north of derby road and surrendered by the neighbouring areas that are: Forest fields and Sherwood rise (north), The Park (east), Wilford (south) and Wollaton (west).


Part one (B): Definitions

Deprivation: is to go without basic needs 

  • Material deprivation, which reflects the access people have to material goods and resources. Access to these goods and resources enables people "to play the roles, participate in relationships and follow the customary behaviour which is expected of them by virtue of their membership in society" (as described by Townsend).
  • Social deprivation has been separately distinguished as relating to people’s roles and relationships, membership and social contacts in society.3
  • Multiple deprivations relates to the occurrence of several forms of deprivation concurrently, such as low income, poor housing, and unemployment. As this can be particularly stressful for families.

Quality of life:  this is things that cannot be measured they may be:

  • Physical heath: this is to do with diet, health and protection against  and
  • And/ or psychological health: feeling like you belong in a community (socially and in the local services) and by being free from worries and/or stress.

Standard of living can be measured. It refers to the quality and quantity of goods and services available to people in an area, and the way these goods and services are distributed and shares within a particular population. It is generally measured by standards such as income per person and . Other measures could be access and quality of health care, , educational standards. Examples are access to certain goods (such as number of refrigerators per 1000 people), or measures of health such as life desires. It is the ease by which people living in a time or place are able to satisfy their wants.

Poverty: this is when you are deprived of resources which can exclude you from participating within the community.

The Burgess model

The burgess model is very useful when trying to break down cities different areas for, quality of life, standard of living, or social class. According to the model (see next page for diagram), a large city is divided in five concentric zones, these are:

  • The CBD (Central business district)
  • The inner city
  • The inner suburbs
  • The outer suburbs
  • And finally the countryside

The burgess model shows how Lenton could be considered to be a deprived area as it is part of the ‘inner city’ (part 2 of the diagram) which is linked to derelict factories and usually poor housing.

 This is a basic outline of what a CBD could look like:

The inner city: this is the central area of a major city and In the , the term is often applied to the poorer parts of the city centre. This is an area, usually where residents are less educated, more impoverished and where there is more crime. The inner city has typical characteristics:

  • Old factories and housing  are mixed in together as they were built during the 19th century when most people walked to work (no cars); and there is little open space left between the buildings, which are typically terrace houses
  • The street pattern’s are often in a grid iron formation
  • Often inner cities have empty or abandoned buildings, derelict land, vandalism, crime, poverty, unemployment and other social and economic problems
  • In the last fifty years much redevelopment has taken place in these areas; I.E many high rise multi-storey residential blocks of flats have been built
  • The areas also tend to have high density population, and crowded neighbourhoods, where minority groups often dominate the area.

Decline in the inner cities could be closely related to the de-industrialisation in Nottingham in the 1960-70’s, where blue collar workers lost their jobs as a result of companies like Raleigh and players re-located, either abroad or to different locations in the UK, The huge de-crease in jobs in factories in the local area of Lenten, were most of the workers came from, relates closely to the decline in the area, because of high unemployment levels and lack of jobs, suiting the skills that the local workforce had to offer.  

Part two (A):

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In the 1991 matrix, Lenton is the most deprived for almost all indices of the matrix.

In 2001 Lenton was still low in the ward ranking, and showing evidence if being deprived in contrast with an area like Wollaton but it had improved. This could be as a result of the electoral wards being merged together, government investment in the area in an attempt to better the area, this could be by improving housing and schools or other areas i.e. Radford or bridge could be becoming more deprived.

These census’ both show ...

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