Atlas of Urban Expansion

Palermo
Italy
Region: Europe and Japan
2013 Population
822,940
2013 Urban Extent
20,888
hectares
2013 Density
39
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Palermo in 2013 was 822,940, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 2000. The population of Palermo in 2000 was 702,462, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 1987, when its population was 696,750.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Palermo in 2013 was 20,888 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.8% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 11,102 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.4% since 2000, when its urban extent was 9,261 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Palermo in 2013 was 62 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.7% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 102 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.4% since 1987 when the built-up area density was 120.93 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Palermo in 2013 was 39 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.6% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 63 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.3% since 1987 when the urban extent density was 75 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 6,318 hectares of built-up area was added to the Palermo urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 30% was Infill, 20% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 50% was Inclusion. A total of 1,156 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1987 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 42% was Infill, 26% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 32% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Palermo 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.43 meters, compared to 7.37 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Palermo occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 14%, compared to 20% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Palermo's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.86 km/km2, compared to 2.32 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Palermo's 1990-2014 expansion area was 95%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

1987-2000  2000-2013
1987-2000  2000-2013
1987-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Palermo's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.26 hectares, compared to 6.06 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1987-2000  2000-2013