Atlas of Urban Expansion

Ipoh
Malaysia
Region: Southeast Asia
2015 Population
793,675
2015 Urban Extent
38,374
hectares
2015 Density
21
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Ipoh in 2015 was 793,675, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.3% since 2003. The population of Ipoh in 2003 was 605,174, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.2% since 1990, when its population was 409,006.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Ipoh in 2015 was 38,374 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 2003. The urban extent in 2003 was 31,017 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.8% since 2003, when its urban extent was 19,526 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Ipoh in 2015 was 31 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 2003. The built-up area density in 2003 was 33 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.7% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 40.28 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Ipoh in 2015 was 21 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2003. The urban extent density in 2003 was 20 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 21 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 6,743 hectares of built-up area was added to the Ipoh urban extent between 2003 and 2015. Of that added built-up area, 51% was Infill, 22% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 27% was Inclusion. A total of 8,442 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2003. Of that added built-up area, 35% was Infill, 34% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 31% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Ipoh 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.57 meters, compared to 9.91 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Ipoh occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 30%, compared to 32% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Ipoh's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.81 km/km2, compared to 1.05 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Ipoh's 1990-2014 expansion area was 71%, compared to 79% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2003  2003-2015
1990-2003  2003-2015
1990-2003  2003-2015

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Ipoh's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.44 hectares, compared to 3.21 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2003  2003-2015