Atlas of Urban Expansion

Busan
Korea, Rep.
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2013 Population
3,974,065
2013 Urban Extent
47,885
hectares
2013 Density
83
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Busan in 2013 was 3,974,065, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.3% since 2000. The population of Busan in 2000 was 3,837,305, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.3% since 1991, when its population was 3,731,022.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Busan in 2013 was 47,885 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.8% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 29,321 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.1% since 2000, when its urban extent was 19,656 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Busan in 2013 was 122 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.2% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 184 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.1% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 272.54 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Busan in 2013 was 83 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.5% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 131 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.8% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 190 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 11,738 hectares of built-up area was added to the Busan urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 21% was Infill, 38% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 41% was Inclusion. A total of 7,212 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 29% was Infill, 37% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 32% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Busan 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.82 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Busan occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 21%, compared to 15% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Busan's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.07 km/km2, compared to 2.91 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Busan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 87%, compared to 91% in the pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2013
1991-2000  2000-2013
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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Busan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.98 hectares, compared to 5.06 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2013