Atlas of Urban Expansion

Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
Region: Southeast Asia
2015 Population
10,187,671
2015 Urban Extent
99,391
hectares
2015 Density
103
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Ho Chi Minh City in 2015 was 10,187,671, increasing at an average annual rate of 6.3% since 1999. The population of Ho Chi Minh City in 1999 was 3,950,264, increasing at an average annual rate of 4% since 1989, when its population was 2,563,621.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Ho Chi Minh City in 2015 was 99,391 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 10% since 1999. The urban extent in 1999 was 22,015 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 8.8% since 1999, when its urban extent was 8,430 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Ho Chi Minh City in 2015 was 160 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.3% since 1999. The built-up area density in 1999 was 262 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -5.3% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 470.17 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Ho Chi Minh City in 2015 was 103 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.7% since 1999. The urban extent density in 1999 was 179 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.8% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 304 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 48,418 hectares of built-up area was added to the Ho Chi Minh City urban extent between 1999 and 2015. Of that added built-up area, 18% was Infill, 41% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 41% was Inclusion. A total of 9,604 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 1999. Of that added built-up area, 20% was Infill, 70% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Ho Chi Minh City 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.25 meters, compared to 12.41 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Ho Chi Minh City occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 15%, compared to 27% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Ho Chi Minh City's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.17 km/km2, compared to 2.57 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Ho Chi Minh City's 1990-2014 expansion area was 82%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-1999  1999-2015
1989-1999  1999-2015
1989-1999  1999-2015

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Ho Chi Minh City's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.04 hectares, compared to 5.3 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-1999  1999-2015