Atlas of Urban Expansion

Qingdao, Shandong
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2013 Population
4,501,931
2013 Urban Extent
102,499
hectares
2013 Density
44
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Qingdao, Shandong in 2013 was 4,501,931, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.9% since 2000. The population of Qingdao, Shandong in 2000 was 1,540,789, increasing at an average annual rate of 6.1% since 1990, when its population was 853,484.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Qingdao, Shandong in 2013 was 102,499 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 11.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 22,739 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.7% since 2000, when its urban extent was 10,754 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Qingdao, Shandong in 2013 was 63 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -5.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 131 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.1% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 177.31 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Qingdao, Shandong in 2013 was 44 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.2% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 68 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.6% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 79 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 59,776 hectares of built-up area was added to the Qingdao, Shandong urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 19% was Infill, 55% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 26% was Inclusion. A total of 6,939 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 23% was Infill, 48% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 29% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Qingdao, Shandong 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.48 meters, compared to 8.87 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Qingdao, Shandong occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 18%, compared to 17% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Qingdao, Shandong's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.18 km/km2, compared to 2.14 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Qingdao, Shandong's 1990-2014 expansion area was 83%, compared to 98% in the pre-1990 area.

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1990-2000  2000-2013
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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Qingdao, Shandong's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.11 hectares, compared to 6.66 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013