Atlas of Urban Expansion

Ndola
Zambia
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
2014 Population
443,327
2014 Urban Extent
7,786
hectares
2014 Density
57
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Ndola in 2014 was 443,327, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.2% since 2002. The population of Ndola in 2002 was 338,145, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.6% since 1989, when its population was 275,484.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Ndola in 2014 was 7,786 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.4% since 2002. The urban extent in 2002 was 6,547 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.7% since 2002, when its urban extent was 4,638 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Ndola in 2014 was 94 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 2002. The built-up area density in 2002 was 97 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.4% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 117 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Ndola in 2014 was 57 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 2002. The urban extent density in 2002 was 52 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.1% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 59 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,257 hectares of built-up area was added to the Ndola urban extent between 2002 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 66% was Infill, 20% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 14% was Inclusion. A total of 1,125 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2002. Of that added built-up area, 28% was Infill, 49% was Extension, 4% was Leapfrog, and 18% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Ndola 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.51 meters, compared to 10.8 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Ndola occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 21%, compared to 27% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Ndola's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.97 km/km2, compared to 1.19 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Ndola's 1990-2014 expansion area was 79%, compared to 85% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2002  2002-2014
1989-2002  2002-2014
1989-2002  2002-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Ndola's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.34 hectares, compared to 5.82 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2002  2002-2014