Atlas of Urban Expansion

Cebu City
Philippines
Region: Southeast Asia
2014 Population
2,391,839
2014 Urban Extent
18,858
hectares
2014 Density
127
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Cebu City in 2014 was 2,391,839, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.3% since 2000. The population of Cebu City in 2000 was 1,338,323, increasing at an average annual rate of 5% since 1993, when its population was 942,998.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Cebu City in 2014 was 18,858 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 10,887 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.7% since 2000, when its urban extent was 7,329 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Cebu City in 2014 was 192 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 200 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.2% since 1993 when the built-up area density was 202.84 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Cebu City in 2014 was 127 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 123 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.7% since 1993 when the urban extent density was 129 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 5,677 hectares of built-up area was added to the Cebu City urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 35% was Infill, 24% was Extension, 17% was Leapfrog, and 23% was Inclusion. A total of 2,036 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1993 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 28% was Infill, 17% was Extension, 31% was Leapfrog, and 25% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Cebu City 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.22 meters, compared to 9.12 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Cebu City occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 14%, compared to 20% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Cebu City's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.34 km/km2, compared to 1.71 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Cebu City's 1990-2014 expansion area was 86%, compared to 91% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Cebu City's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.53 hectares, compared to 4.44 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1993-2000  2000-2014