Atlas of Urban Expansion

Antwerp
Belgium
Region: Europe and Japan
2013 Population
1,277,376
2013 Urban Extent
75,403
hectares
2013 Density
17
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Antwerp in 2013 was 1,277,376, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2000. The population of Antwerp in 2000 was 1,107,990, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.2% since 1990, when its population was 885,820.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Antwerp in 2013 was 75,403 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 65,676 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.1% since 2000, when its urban extent was 39,381 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Antwerp in 2013 was 30 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 31 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.7% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 40.87 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Antwerp in 2013 was 17 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 17 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.9% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 22 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 7,416 hectares of built-up area was added to the Antwerp urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 48% was Infill, 15% was Extension, 8% was Leapfrog, and 29% was Inclusion. A total of 14,029 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 25% was Infill, 17% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 57% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Antwerp 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.06 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Antwerp occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 13%, compared to 24% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Antwerp's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.4 km/km2, compared to 1.65 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Antwerp's 1990-2014 expansion area was 91%, compared to 93% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013
1990-2000  2000-2013
1990-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Antwerp's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.48 hectares, compared to 14.7 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013