Atlas of Urban Expansion

Osaka
Japan
Region: Europe and Japan
2014 Population
8,709,527
2014 Urban Extent
113,758
hectares
2014 Density
77
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Osaka in 2014 was 8,709,527, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 2001. The population of Osaka in 2001 was 8,674,622, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 1989, when its population was 8,505,622.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Osaka in 2014 was 113,758 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.4% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 107,763 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1% since 2001, when its urban extent was 95,428 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Osaka in 2014 was 92 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 99 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.4% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 118.09 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Osaka in 2014 was 77 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 80 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.8% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 89 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 7,182 hectares of built-up area was added to the Osaka urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 66% was Infill, 22% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion. A total of 15,869 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 63% was Infill, 25% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Osaka 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.63 meters, compared to 13.2 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Osaka occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 18%, compared to 28% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Osaka's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.07 km/km2, compared to 1.76 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Osaka's 1990-2014 expansion area was 69%, compared to 95% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2014
1989-2001  2001-2014
1989-2001  2001-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Osaka's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.81 hectares, compared to 4.86 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2014