Unit 2 - Economic Change - Key Terms (AQA GCSE)
Some key terms and definitions for key concepts in the Economic Change section of Unit 2.
Terms in this set (11)
Involves acquiring raw materials - e.g. fishing, farming, forestry etc.
Involves manufacturing goods (converts raw materials into finished goods)
This is the service industry - providing services such as insurance, finance, teaching, health care, tourism etc.
This involves ICT, consultancy and research and development
This is the % of people working in each of the different types of industry (e.g. % in primary, % in secondary etc.)
The way in which ideas, businesses and lifestyles spread rapidly around the world with transport improvements and internet technologies.
The reduction of heavy industry / manufacturing in an area.
The UK's Post-Industrial Economy
This is where since 1970 manufacturing has declined and has been replaced by growth in the service and quaternary sectors.
Where people are moving away from cities to the countryside
Term used to describe cultural and economic disparities between the North and South of England - (e.g. higher house prices in south; higher unemployment in the north)
The British Commonwealth
The Commonwealth is a voluntary organisation of over 50 countries, most of which were once British colonies. The aims are to provide support to individual countries and encourage co-operation between countries.
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