Atlas of Urban Expansion

Bangkok
Thailand
Region: Southeast Asia
2015 Population
14,011,131
2015 Urban Extent
294,462
hectares
2015 Density
48
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Bangkok in 2015 was 14,011,131, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.2% since 2002. The population of Bangkok in 2002 was 9,223,566, increasing at an average annual rate of 3% since 1988, when its population was 6,048,386.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Bangkok in 2015 was 294,462 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.8% since 2002. The urban extent in 2002 was 157,018 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.5% since 2002, when its urban extent was 96,925 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Bangkok in 2015 was 81 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.8% since 2002. The built-up area density in 2002 was 102 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.1% since 1988 when the built-up area density was 119.19 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Bangkok in 2015 was 48 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.6% since 2002. The urban extent density in 2002 was 59 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 1988 when the urban extent density was 62 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 82,792 hectares of built-up area was added to the Bangkok urban extent between 2002 and 2015. Of that added built-up area, 28% was Infill, 49% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 22% was Inclusion. A total of 39,339 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1988 and 2002. Of that added built-up area, 37% was Infill, 32% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 31% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Bangkok 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.02 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Bangkok occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 22%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Bangkok's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.78 km/km2, compared to 1.07 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Bangkok's 1990-2014 expansion area was 70%, compared to 83% in the pre-1990 area.

1988-2002  2002-2015
1988-2002  2002-2015
1988-2002  2002-2015

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Bangkok's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.53 hectares, compared to 5.42 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1988-2002  2002-2015