Three economic factors that influence the population distribution in the world are:
1. Minerals: Areas with mineral deposits attract industries and generate employment. Skilled and semi-skilled workers move to these areas and make them densely populated. Example: Katanga Zambia copper belt in Africa.
2. Urbanisation: Cities offer better employment opportunities, educational and medical facilities, better means of transport and communication. Good civic amenities and attraction of city life draw people to cities. It leads to rural urban migration. Example: Mega cities, metropolitan cities of the world.
3. Industrialisation: Provide job opportunities and attract large numbers of people. Provide different types of jobs to different categories of people for example skilled and unskilled labours, literate and illiterate people. Example: Kobe-Osaka region of Japan.