Atlas of Urban Expansion

Manchester
United Kingdom
Region: Europe and Japan
2010 Population
2,585,614
2010 Urban Extent
78,696
hectares
2010 Density
33
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Manchester in 2010 was 2,585,614, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 2002. The population of Manchester in 2002 was 2,448,232, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 1989, when its population was 2,452,873.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Manchester in 2010 was 78,696 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.3% since 2002. The urban extent in 2002 was 76,679 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 2002, when its urban extent was 68,785 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Manchester in 2010 was 51 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.3% since 2002. The built-up area density in 2002 was 49 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.1% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 56.87 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Manchester in 2010 was 33 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.4% since 2002. The urban extent density in 2002 was 32 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.8% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 36 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,485 hectares of built-up area was added to the Manchester urban extent between 2002 and 2010. Of that added built-up area, 69% was Infill, 18% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 12% was Inclusion. A total of 6,430 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2002. Of that added built-up area, 58% was Infill, 24% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 17% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Manchester 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.61 meters, compared to 10.58 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Manchester occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 27%, compared to 24% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Manchester's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.73 km/km2, compared to 1.8 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

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

1989-2002  2002-2010
1989-2002  2002-2010
1989-2002  2002-2010

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Manchester's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.92 hectares, compared to 1.73 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2002  2002-2010