Atlas of Urban Expansion

Sheffield
United Kingdom
Region: Europe and Japan
2013 Population
1,166,836
2013 Urban Extent
43,785
hectares
2013 Density
27
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Sheffield in 2013 was 1,166,836, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 2002. The population of Sheffield in 2002 was 1,077,868, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.3% since 1992, when its population was 1,048,927.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Sheffield in 2013 was 43,785 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2002. The urban extent in 2002 was 41,583 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.4% since 2002, when its urban extent was 35,909 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Sheffield in 2013 was 43 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 2002. The built-up area density in 2002 was 42 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.3% since 1992 when the built-up area density was 48.21 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Sheffield in 2013 was 27 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 2002. The urban extent density in 2002 was 26 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.2% since 1992 when the urban extent density was 29 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,706 hectares of built-up area was added to the Sheffield urban extent between 2002 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 43% was Infill, 7% was Extension, 13% was Leapfrog, and 38% was Inclusion. A total of 3,929 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1992 and 2002. Of that added built-up area, 43% was Infill, 14% was Extension, 11% was Leapfrog, and 32% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Sheffield 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.21 meters, compared to 6.71 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Sheffield occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 22%, compared to 19% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Sheffield's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.54 km/km2, compared to 1.65 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Sheffield's 1990-2014 expansion area was 93%, compared to 94% in the pre-1990 area.

1992-2002  2002-2013
1992-2002  2002-2013
1992-2002  2002-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Sheffield's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.67 hectares, compared to 6.77 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1992-2002  2002-2013