Atlas of Urban Expansion

Oyo
Nigeria
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
2014 Population
452,477
2014 Urban Extent
5,933
hectares
2014 Density
76
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Oyo in 2014 was 452,477, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.2% since 2000. The population of Oyo in 2000 was 250,282, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.9% since 1990, when its population was 145,717.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Oyo in 2014 was 5,933 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.7% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 3,089 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.8% since 2000, when its urban extent was 1,986 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Oyo in 2014 was 122 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.3% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 118 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 118.4 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Oyo in 2014 was 76 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 81 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 73 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,580 hectares of built-up area was added to the Oyo urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 11% was Infill, 86% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 3% was Inclusion. A total of 892 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 37% was Infill, 55% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 8% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Oyo 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.54 meters, compared to 9.16 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Oyo occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 26%, compared to 28% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Oyo's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.81 km/km2, compared to 1.11 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Oyo's 1990-2014 expansion area was 78%, compared to 94% in the pre-1990 area.

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

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Oyo's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1.43 hectares, compared to 2.41 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014