Atlas of Urban Expansion

Medan
Indonesia
Region: Southeast Asia
2013 Population
3,771,804
2013 Urban Extent
61,557
hectares
2013 Density
61
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Medan in 2013 was 3,771,804, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.3% since 2001. The population of Medan in 2001 was 2,863,706, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.2% since 1989, when its population was 1,214,040.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Medan in 2013 was 61,557 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.8% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 38,888 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 9% since 2001, when its urban extent was 13,184 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Medan in 2013 was 96 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.7% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 134 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 150.58 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Medan in 2013 was 61 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.5% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 74 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.9% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 92 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 17,657 hectares of built-up area was added to the Medan urban extent between 2001 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 41% was Infill, 36% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 23% was Inclusion. A total of 13,377 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 19% was Infill, 50% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 31% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Medan 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.67 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Medan occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 26%, compared to 13% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Medan's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.71 km/km2, compared to 1.33 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Medan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 68%, compared to 88% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2013
1989-2001  2001-2013
1989-2001  2001-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Medan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.32 hectares, compared to 4.84 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2013