Atlas of Urban Expansion

Bacolod
Philippines
Region: Southeast Asia
2015 Population
443,456
2015 Urban Extent
4,925
hectares
2015 Density
90
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Bacolod in 2015 was 443,456, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2000. The population of Bacolod in 2000 was 378,445, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.4% since 1992, when its population was 269,117.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Bacolod in 2015 was 4,925 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 4,097 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 10.7% since 2000, when its urban extent was 1,783 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Bacolod in 2015 was 134 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.1% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 136 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -10.4% since 1992 when the built-up area density was 303.08 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Bacolod in 2015 was 90 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.2% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 92 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -6.3% since 1992 when the urban extent density was 151 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 509 hectares of built-up area was added to the Bacolod urban extent between 2000 and 2015. Of that added built-up area, 30% was Infill, 27% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 43% was Inclusion. A total of 1,900 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1992 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 28% was Infill, 59% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 13% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Bacolod 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.72 meters, compared to 7.44 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Bacolod occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 21%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Bacolod's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.36 km/km2, compared to 2.35 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Bacolod's 1990-2014 expansion area was 90%, compared to 0% in the pre-1990 area.

1992-2000  2000-2015
1992-2000  2000-2015
1992-2000  2000-2015

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Bacolod's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1.97 hectares, compared to 2.86 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1992-2000  2000-2015