Atlas of Urban Expansion

Auckland
New Zealand
Region: Land-Rich Developed Countries
2014 Population
1,300,733
2014 Urban Extent
48,826
hectares
2014 Density
27
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Auckland in 2014 was 1,300,733, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 2001. The population of Auckland in 2001 was 1,031,718, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.7% since 1989, when its population was 838,074.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Auckland in 2014 was 48,826 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 44,625 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 2001, when its urban extent was 41,535 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Auckland in 2014 was 38 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 34 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 30.32 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Auckland in 2014 was 27 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 23 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 20 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 4,683 hectares of built-up area was added to the Auckland urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 58% was Infill, 28% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 14% was Inclusion. A total of 2,275 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 39% was Infill, 34% was Extension, 11% was Leapfrog, and 15% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Auckland 1990-2014 expansion area was 10.35 meters, compared to 8.72 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Auckland occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 19%, compared to 21% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Auckland's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.52 km/km2, compared to 1.62 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Auckland's 1990-2014 expansion area was 92%, compared to 93% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2014
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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Auckland's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.78 hectares, compared to 8.08 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2014