Presentation on theme: "The Economic Importance of Tertiary and Quaternary Industry"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Economic Importance of Tertiary and Quaternary Industry World GeographyThe Economic Importance of Tertiary and Quaternary Industry
2 The economic importance of the tertiary and quaternary sectors (1) Diversifies the economy- allows for more individuals to move out of the primary and secondary sectors which is beneficial to a country’s economy.This allows for people in developing countries to learn skills that will benefit theeconomy and move the country forward.(2) Contributes to country’s GDP- these sectors produce over 70% of the GDP in many countries.(3) Improved standards of living- this is especially true for the tertiary industry of tourism in less developed countries because their economies are so dependent on the tourist trade(4) Growth stimulates more growth- as the country benefits from the increase growth of the tertiary and quaternary industries, the growth feeds off itself. By this we mean that as the economy grows and the standard of living improves
3 Issues that affect the viability of a tertiary activity. The tertiary industry is a growing sectorIt has seen constant growth over the past 100 yearsThe multiplier effect is in part responsible for this phenomenonAs the secondary sector of the economy grew, there were more people working in urban areas as manufacturers.The concentration of people meant there was more need for services. Service industries grow in turn.The people working in the tertiary industry need services too so the growth of the service industry continues.
4 Issues that affect the viability of a tertiary activity. Population size/locationThe population needs to be large enough to support service industry, and must be located where they can access the servicesType of service and priceThere must be a demand for the service. It must be affordableQualitya. The quality of the service provided must attract customers.
7 The economic importance of the quaternary sector. The quaternary sector of the economy is important for many reasonsIt is the area of the economy that allows for companies to research cost cuttingmethods, new markets, innovation, and new methods of productionIn the quaternary sector companies can use investments to plan for futureexpansion, or to gain higher returns on investmentThe quaternary sector is most valuable because it allows companies to createnew products from which they can make a profitRemingtonFusionVenus
8 Factors that affect the growth of the quaternary sector. Increased demand: As tertiary industries grow there is an increased demand for innovation, and investmentDevelopment of communication Technology: Over the past 20 years there have been major improvements in the ability of developing countries to communicate. This allows the outsourcing of jobs to new marketsIncreased education: More people are seeking higher education and are now able to fill roles in the information/research and development positions.
9 Impact of developments in the quaternary sector. Economic impact:1) Diversification of economy creating more jobs within the country2) Growth of a country’s GDP3) Improve foreign trade relations with the world4) Increase tax base for the countrySocial impact:More opportunities to reinvest in fundamental programs such as education and health care2) Improved standard of living for its citizens3) Opportunities for the country to increase its foreign aid commitment to less fortunate countries.