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GCSE Reasons for the changing economic structure of the UK


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Primary Industry in the UK
Declined from 55% in 1750 to 1.3% in today
Tertiary industry in the UK
Increased from 16% in 1750 to 73.5% in today
Secondary industry in the UK
peaked at 61% but has been in decline ever since
Quarternary industry
is a new way of generating wealth from the "knowledge economy", at around 10% in the UK
Globalisation is the process which has created a more connected world, with increases in the movements of goods (trade) and people (migration & tourism) worldwide
Negative impact globalisation on the UK
many factories have shut down and production has continued in low income countries, which have less educated workforces, limited health and safety or no minimum wage laws
Positive impact globalisation on the UK
UK has a highly educated workforce who can work in global industries
the decline of a country's traditional manufacturing industry due to exhaustion of raw materials, loss of markets and competition from NEEs
The North East of England
An area of the UK that has suffered deindustrialisation
The increased use of machinery. Mechanisation normally means that many people lose their jobs.
Government Policy
A plan or course of action decided by a government to manage issues in a country. Impacts the type of jobs people do in the UK