Atlas of Urban Expansion

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2013 Population
4,322,119
2013 Urban Extent
12,278
hectares
2013 Density
352
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Hong Kong, Hong Kong in 2013 was 4,322,119, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2000. The population of Hong Kong, Hong Kong in 2000 was 4,017,763, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.9% since 1989, when its population was 3,661,992.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Hong Kong, Hong Kong in 2013 was 12,278 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 11,022 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.9% since 2000, when its urban extent was 8,250 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Hong Kong, Hong Kong in 2013 was 467 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.5% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 500 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.1% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 617.14 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Hong Kong, Hong Kong in 2013 was 352 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 365 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.9% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 444 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,222 hectares of built-up area was added to the Hong Kong, Hong Kong urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 51% was Infill, 16% was Extension, 7% was Leapfrog, and 26% was Inclusion. A total of 2,110 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 24% was Infill, 52% was Extension, 5% was Leapfrog, and 19% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Hong Kong, Hong Kong 1990-2014 expansion area was 9.44 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Hong Kong, Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong, Hong Kong's 1990-2014 expansion was 3.22 km/km2, compared to 3.88 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Hong Kong, Hong Kong's 1990-2014 expansion area was 97%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2013
1989-2000  2000-2013
1989-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Hong Kong, Hong Kong's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.17 hectares, compared to 3.72 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2013