Exmoor case study problems

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  • Exmoor problems
    • economy
      • average income - £10.84
      • lack of inspirational + quaternary jobs
      • mainly primary farming (sheep + cattle)
      • no beach - lack of tourism
    • health
      • 28% households have someone ill
      • high elderly population
        • although 40 mins to Taunton hospital
    • education
      • high level of boarding students
      • few high education opportunities
      • 5 GCSES A*-C Somerset - 54%
      • brain drain
    • population
      • largest pop section - 60-64
        • high dependent population
      • most reducing pop of national parks (-6%)
      • ethically homogenous - white British 98
        • fails to attract new people
      • 10,000
    • housing
      • detatched - 47%
      • not main residence - 20%
        • little demand for services, poor consumer economy
      • single member households over 65 - 18%
    • location
      • no near any motorways
      • almost 4 hours from London
        • primary + secondary can't transport goods - peripheral location
      • lack of tourism
        • rocky, steep cliffs
      • not appeal to young children
        • only nightlife in Minehead
    • infrastructure
      • tech infrastructure - poor fibre broadband
        • hard to run business
      • physical infra - 2 A roads
    • national park status
      • houses expensive because restrictions on where can build

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