Atlas of Urban Expansion

Myeik
Myanmar
Region: Southeast Asia
2014 Population
216,734
2014 Urban Extent
1,940
hectares
2014 Density
112
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Myeik in 2014 was 216,734, increasing at an average annual rate of 6.2% since 2003. The population of Myeik in 2003 was 116,528, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 1991, when its population was 109,650.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Myeik in 2014 was 1,940 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 10.9% since 2003. The urban extent in 2003 was 647 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.2% since 2003, when its urban extent was 485 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Myeik in 2014 was 201 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3% since 2003. The built-up area density in 2003 was 271 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.8% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 341.85 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Myeik in 2014 was 112 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.7% since 2003. The urban extent density in 2003 was 180 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.8% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 226 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 649 hectares of built-up area was added to the Myeik urban extent between 2003 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 15% was Infill, 42% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 43% was Inclusion. A total of 109 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2003. Of that added built-up area, 32% was Infill, 48% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 20% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Myeik 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.07 meters, compared to 6.29 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Myeik occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 11%, compared to 15% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Myeik's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.41 km/km2, compared to 0.35 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Myeik's 1990-2014 expansion area was 63%, compared to 69% in the pre-1990 area.

1991-2003  2003-2014
1991-2003  2003-2014
1991-2003  2003-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Myeik's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1.69 hectares, compared to 7.61 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2003  2003-2014