Donborough or Barncaster

Topics: World population, Tertiary sector of the economy, Demography Pages: 2 (470 words) Published: January 6, 2013
Donborough or Barncaster?
In the following report, figures 1-6 will be analysed to decide which town would be best to position a leisure centre. Factors of the decision will include income, populations, age and transport facilities as all of these will play a part on which town fits the leisure centre best. The following report is based completely on facts and objective knowledge and both towns have many advantages and disadvantages. Figure 1 shows the socio economic groupings in both towns. Donborough has a higher percentage of people in the top tier groups (A, B and C1) with 70% to Barncasters 60% on this front Donborough is superior as it has more people, have a higher disposable income, for them and their siblings to visit the leisure centre. Even though Donborough dominates the higher tier groups that are not necessary the best thing for the leisure centre, as even though they have a high disposable income they probably won’t have a lot of disposable time. Based upon which groups are most likely to visit the leisure centre (B, C1, C2) both towns have the same percentage of people in the groups, 75%. Based on the statistics in Figure 1, Donborough is the winner as they match Barncaster in every way and win on the percentage of people who have jobs in the higher tier groups. Figure 2 shows the total amount of people employed in both towns and in which sector of the market these people work. The amount of people employed in Donborough (60,000) is 20% higher than the amount of people employed in Barncaser, this is good for a leisure centre as they have about 20% larger audience/potential customers. Tertiary workers stereotypically are placed in socio economic groups A,B and C1. 70% of donborough’s working population maintain a top tier job as they work in the tertiary sector of the market. Compared to Barnborough 60%. From figure one we also recognise that 85% of the adults can go to the leisure centre as they have the disposable income and the disposable...
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