Atlas of Urban Expansion

Rawang
Malaysia
Region: Southeast Asia
2014 Population
236,967
2014 Urban Extent
9,220
hectares
2014 Density
26
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Rawang in 2014 was 236,967, increasing at an average annual rate of 13.6% since 2001. The population of Rawang in 2001 was 43,521, increasing at an average annual rate of 9.5% since 1989, when its population was 13,532.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Rawang in 2014 was 9,220 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 12.3% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 1,971 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 10% since 2001, when its urban extent was 581 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Rawang in 2014 was 49 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 45 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.8% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 55.73 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Rawang in 2014 was 26 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 22 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 23 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 3,908 hectares of built-up area was added to the Rawang urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 14% was Infill, 17% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 69% was Inclusion. A total of 724 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 11% was Infill, 68% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 21% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Rawang 1990-2014 expansion area was 9.55 meters, compared to 5.7 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Rawang occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 19%, compared to 21% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Rawang's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.72 km/km2, compared to 1.15 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Rawang's 1990-2014 expansion area was 65%, compared to 82% in the pre-1990 area.

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

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Rawang's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1.7 hectares, compared to 9.23 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2014