Basic Elements of Community - Sociology Notes

Sun, 12/25/2011 - 09:31 -- Umar Farooq

The basic elements of community are discussed as under


Locality means a community occupies a territorial area permanent or changing. The people are having belonging to their locality and develop "we" feeling with each other.


The community sentiment is the social coherence, which the people inculcate within themselves. This sense of belonging together and to the residence is the real sentiment of community. Hence a common way of life of people along with its awareness on a common territory is a community.

Wider Ends

Everyone in community share some of their interest. They combine not for the execution of a specific end. The ends are wider and people work in group to accomplish some interests.

Group of People

Community is the totality of individuals with similar conditions of life. Thus it is a group of a people living together similarly.

Common Life

One of the elements of  community is that there is always common life. There is no up and downs and inequality in community.

Particular Name

A community is always identified by its name. Thus a it is having its own particular name.

A Spontaneous Origin and Growth

There is no community on the global world without its origin and growth. Thus each and every community has its own origination and growing with the passage of time


Permanence one of the basic element of community , the membership of the community is permanent. An individual is always identified through his community. Thus It is permanent in its nature.