1 Reasons For The Growth of the
Secondary Sector in China
1.1.1 It is close to markets in
the south-east of Asia.
1.2.1 The workforce (labour) is extremely
cheap, as many employees will work
for only 40p an hour (on average).
1.2.2 There is a massive workforce.
1.3 Raw Materials
1.3.1 Lots of coal, oil
and natural gas.
1.4 Government Policy
1.4.1 Invested lots of money in improving
roads and offered industries money to
set up along the east coast.
1.5.1 Excellent and cheap transport
links have enabled factories to set
up in China but still transport the
1.6 TNCs in China
1.6.1 Nike (a third of all of their trainers are
made in China), Mattel (the company which
makes Barbie dolls), Disney and EUPA.
2 Factors Affecting the Location
of a Primary Industry: China
Clay in Cornwall
2.1 Presence of Materials
2.1.1 It is where the raw
material (kaolin / china
clay) is found.
2.2.1 There was a demand for kaolin in the 1800s
from the pottery company Josiah Wedgwood,
which was based in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK.
2.2.2 The demand is now mainly from the paper
industry, and the toothpaste industry.
2.3.1 There were good transport links (trams to the ports in
Cornwall, ships to Liverpool, barge boats and then
packhorses to Stoke-on-Trent). At the time, these were
excellent transport links, however most of the
transportation is performed now by trains and boats.
2.3.2 Today it is transported by train to
paper industries, and such.
3 Factors Affecting the Location of a
Secondary Industry: Toyota Car
Manufacturing, Burnaston near Derby
3.1 Large Area of Flat Land
3.1.1 There are 280 hectares of flat land. This
is cheap and easy to build on, and it also
provides ample room for expansion.
3.2 Excellent Transport Links
3.2.1 The A38 and A50 lead to the
M1, which makes the location
3.3 Government Investment
3.3.1 Derbyshire County Council offered to pay a £20
million share to help Toyota set up there. They also
offered to upgrade the A50 to a duel carriageway.
3.4 Near to the Peak District
3.4.1 This attracts managerial workers
as it has attractive surroundings.
3.5 History of Car Manufacturing
3.5.1 There are supplies and skilled
workers that may not require much or
any training in order to be qualified
enough to work in the factory.
4 Factors Affecting the Location
of a Tertiary Industry: David
Lloyd Health Club, Hatfield
4.1 Near University of Hertfordshire
4.1.1 Offers potential customers
and a potential workforce.
4.2 Excellent Transport Links
4.2.1 Near junctions 3 and 4 of the A1(M), so it is very
accessible for customers and workers.
4.3 Near Salisbury Village
4.3.1 Fairly wealthy residents who have the
disposable income for gym memberships.
4.4 Near T-Mobile and Ocado
4.4.1 Their workers and customers could be
potential customers of the health club too.
4.5 Near the Galleria Shopping Centre
4.5.1 The people visiting the shops will see the
health club and might be tempted to join.