Atlas of Urban Expansion

Manila
Philippines
Region: Southeast Asia
2014 Population
19,485,398
2014 Urban Extent
110,411
hectares
2014 Density
176
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Manila in 2014 was 19,485,398, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.8% since 2000. The population of Manila in 2000 was 13,252,150, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.1% since 1990, when its population was 9,031,508.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Manila in 2014 was 110,411 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 83,421 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.9% since 2000, when its urban extent was 57,987 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Manila in 2014 was 277 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 235 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.8% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 253.2 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Manila in 2014 was 176 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 159 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 156 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 14,059 hectares of built-up area was added to the Manila urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 26% was Infill, 39% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 35% was Inclusion. A total of 20,807 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 45% was Infill, 36% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 19% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Manila 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.31 meters, compared to 9.46 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Manila occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 19%, compared to 14% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Manila's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.51 km/km2, compared to 1.92 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Manila's 1990-2014 expansion area was 90%, compared to 95% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014
1990-2000  2000-2014
1990-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Manila's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.13 hectares, compared to 11.08 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014