Atlas of Urban Expansion

Berlin
Germany
Region: Europe and Japan
2013 Population
3,860,243
2013 Urban Extent
109,026
hectares
2013 Density
35
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
Download: CSV XLSX

Population

The Population of Berlin in 2013 was 3,860,243, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 2000. The population of Berlin in 2000 was 3,510,570, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 1990, when its population was 3,248,604.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Berlin in 2013 was 109,026 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.9% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 74,137 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5% since 2000, when its urban extent was 44,886 hectares.

  •  
  • Urban Extent
  •  
  • Exurban Area
  •  
  • Rural Open Space

Density

Built-up Area Density in Berlin in 2013 was 56 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.6% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 79 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -5.1% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 131.48 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Berlin in 2013 was 35 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.2% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 47 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.2% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 72 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 24,329 hectares of built-up area was added to the Berlin urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 35% was Infill, 21% was Extension, 3% was Leapfrog, and 40% was Inclusion. A total of 19,706 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 35% was Infill, 32% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 32% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
Download: CSV XLSX

Roads

Average road width in the Berlin 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.85 meters, compared to 9.22 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Berlin occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 18%, compared to 22% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Berlin's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.72 km/km2, compared to 2.21 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Berlin's 1990-2014 expansion area was 95%, compared to 98% in the pre-1990 area.

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

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Berlin's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.64 hectares, compared to 5.56 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013