The Different Factors that can Affect Population Distribution
In this discussion I will consider the pull factors that are
increasing the population to be unevenly distributed.
There are many factors that influence population distribution and
population density. The major influences include climate, soil and
vegetation, resources available and modern technology. Just these
examples could influence thousands of people to move to different
regions to suit their needs.
The climate has a big impact in influencing people moving to certain
countries. Climate unsuitability accounts for many of the most
sparsely populated and uninhabited regions of the world. The affects
on climate to an individual person is known as biometeorology, but
humans can adapt to different climates aided by newly formed
technology. Most common person enjoys the sunshine but it is crucial
that rainfall regularly happens to prevent drought seasons happening.
Dry conditions can also deter settlements. Desserts cover 20% of the
land surfaces but only 4% of that land are habituated by humans with
proves that the modern day is becoming unevenly populated. However
modern technology and the increase in demand for mineral resources
have led to an increase in the number of people living in cold and
Another influential factor is the soil and vegetation that surrounds
the area of settlement. Fertile soil can be very influential to
farmers as it is the perfect soil for growing crops this can be a big
pull factor. However very good fertile soils are found in a very
dangerous place, on or near a volcano but farmers tend to take the
risk in building a settlement near the volcano as they will grow good
crops and make very good money and profits for selling their goods.
This is just one reason why people tend to distribute near a volcano.
Vegetation is and influential factor as well. For example Marsh land
is very wet and soggy land and rarely do people distribute as it would
be very hard for them to build a settlement around the marchland.