Atlas of Urban Expansion

Palembang
Indonesia
Region: Southeast Asia
2013 Population
1,721,220
2013 Urban Extent
31,748
hectares
2013 Density
54
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Palembang in 2013 was 1,721,220, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.4% since 2001. The population of Palembang in 2001 was 1,454,196, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.7% since 1990, when its population was 1,195,955.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Palembang in 2013 was 31,748 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.1% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 24,670 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 9.4% since 2001, when its urban extent was 8,609 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Palembang in 2013 was 82 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.3% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 96 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -8.6% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 252.59 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Palembang in 2013 was 54 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.7% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 59 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -7.6% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 139 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 5,870 hectares of built-up area was added to the Palembang urban extent between 2001 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 53% was Infill, 22% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 25% was Inclusion. A total of 10,354 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 21% was Infill, 64% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 15% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Palembang 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.74 meters, compared to 5.33 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Palembang occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 15%, compared to 20% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Palembang's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.45 km/km2, compared to 0.9 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Palembang's 1990-2014 expansion area was 58%, compared to 80% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2001  2001-2013
1990-2001  2001-2013
1990-2001  2001-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Palembang's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1.22 hectares, compared to 5.44 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2001  2001-2013