OCCUPATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION. Occupational distribution of a population refers to the classification of the working population into different types of work they engage.
the occupational distribution in any population is influenced by a number of factors.
- The level of education
- Availability of natural resources
- The level of technology
- The types of productive activities
The major types of productive activities or industries are primary (extractive), manufacturing, construction, commercial, direct and indirect services.
In West Africa, majority of the occupationally distributed population is found in farming mining, fishing and lumbering.