Atlas of Urban Expansion

Fukuoka
Japan
Region: Europe and Japan
2014 Population
2,306,030
2014 Urban Extent
45,503
hectares
2014 Density
51
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Fukuoka in 2014 was 2,306,030, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 2001. The population of Fukuoka in 2001 was 2,110,744, increasing at an average annual rate of 1% since 1993, when its population was 1,953,223.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Fukuoka in 2014 was 45,503 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.9% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 40,676 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.9% since 2001, when its urban extent was 32,377 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Fukuoka in 2014 was 67 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 69 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.3% since 1993 when the built-up area density was 82.94 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Fukuoka in 2014 was 51 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.2% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 52 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.9% since 1993 when the urban extent density was 60 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 4,007 hectares of built-up area was added to the Fukuoka urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 49% was Infill, 38% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 13% was Inclusion. A total of 6,975 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1993 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 37% was Infill, 52% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Fukuoka 1990-2014 expansion area was 9.86 meters, compared to 8.07 meters in its pre-1990 area.

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

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Fukuoka's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.09 km/km2, compared to 2.31 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Fukuoka's 1990-2014 expansion area was 97%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

1993-2001  2001-2014
1993-2001  2001-2014
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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Fukuoka's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.49 hectares, compared to 7.61 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1993-2001  2001-2014