Atlas of Urban Expansion

Guangzhou, Guangdong
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2014 Population
24,657,221
2014 Urban Extent
508,259
hectares
2014 Density
49
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Guangzhou, Guangdong in 2014 was 24,657,221, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.1% since 2000. The population of Guangzhou, Guangdong in 2000 was 12,039,122, increasing at an average annual rate of 16.8% since 1991, when its population was 2,405,072.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Guangzhou, Guangdong in 2014 was 508,259 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 6.8% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 195,472 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 26.8% since 2000, when its urban extent was 15,020 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Guangzhou, Guangdong in 2014 was 76 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.9% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 100 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -11.2% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 293.91 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Guangzhou, Guangdong in 2014 was 49 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.7% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 62 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -10% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 160 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 202,961 hectares of built-up area was added to the Guangzhou, Guangdong urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 18% was Infill, 53% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 28% was Inclusion. A total of 112,029 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 10% was Infill, 63% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 27% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Guangzhou, Guangdong 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.9 meters, compared to 7.65 meters in its pre-1990 area.

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

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Guangzhou, Guangdong's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.59 km/km2, compared to 2.19 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Guangzhou, Guangdong's 1990-2014 expansion area was 70%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Guangzhou, Guangdong's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.25 hectares, compared to 2.04 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2014