Atlas of Urban Expansion

Beijing, Beijing
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2013 Population
20,669,397
2013 Urban Extent
455,684
hectares
2013 Density
45
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Beijing, Beijing in 2013 was 20,669,397, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.2% since 1999. The population of Beijing, Beijing in 1999 was 9,869,844, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.6% since 1988, when its population was 6,037,392.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Beijing, Beijing in 2013 was 455,684 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 6.7% since 1999. The urban extent in 1999 was 175,525 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.4% since 1999, when its urban extent was 98,733 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Beijing, Beijing in 2013 was 78 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.7% since 1999. The built-up area density in 1999 was 86 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 1988 when the built-up area density was 90.44 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Beijing, Beijing in 2013 was 45 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.5% since 1999. The urban extent density in 1999 was 56 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.8% since 1988 when the urban extent density was 61 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 151,207 hectares of built-up area was added to the Beijing, Beijing urban extent between 1999 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 18% was Infill, 36% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 45% was Inclusion. A total of 47,466 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1988 and 1999. Of that added built-up area, 27% was Infill, 21% was Extension, 3% was Leapfrog, and 49% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Beijing, Beijing 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.3 meters, compared to 8.54 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Beijing, Beijing occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 26%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Beijing, Beijing's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.67 km/km2, compared to 1.63 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Beijing, Beijing's 1990-2014 expansion area was 71%, compared to 89% in the pre-1990 area.

1988-1999  1999-2013
1988-1999  1999-2013
1988-1999  1999-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Beijing, Beijing's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.09 hectares, compared to 4.46 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1988-1999  1999-2013