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Highly concentrated population distribution

Highly concentrated population distribution | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Only 2% of Australia's population lives in the yellow area. "

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Questions to Ponder: Why is Australia's population so highly clustered?  What is it about the yellow (and white) areas that explain this pattern?  How does this map of rainfall add to our understanding? What other layers of information do we need to properly contextualize this information?   


Just for fun, here is a Buzzfeed list that highlights the dangerous biogeography of Australia.  Maybe this is why people aren't living in the yellow region.   


Tags: AustraliaOceania, population, density.

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Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 7:16 PM

This article shows how population distribution is uneven. 

Keegan Johns's curator insight, September 10, 9:45 AM

I don't know why people only live on the coast and not in the center of Australia but they must have a reason. Maybe they just like living on the coasts more. The way that Australia's population is spread is very weird.

 

-KJ

Cameron Driggers's curator insight, September 10, 9:46 AM

"Only 2% of Australia's population lives in the yellow area. " - i.imgur.com

Only a small portion of Australia's land mass contains 98% of the country's entire population. If you go off of the statement that on 2% of the country's population lives in the massive inland area highlighted in the image above,you can determine how the population is distributed. Obviously,the captital,Sydney,will contain many people. It is,after all, a center of government,economy,entertainment,and (the best of all) food! These things attract citizens and tourists alike. 

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