Atlas of Urban Expansion

Shenzhen, Guangdong
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2013 Population
10,945,126
2013 Urban Extent
104,119
hectares
2013 Density
105
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Shenzhen, Guangdong in 2013 was 10,945,126, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.4% since 2000. The population of Shenzhen, Guangdong in 2000 was 5,955,495, increasing at an average annual rate of 21% since 1987, when its population was 455,782.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Shenzhen, Guangdong in 2013 was 104,119 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 60,093 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 12% since 2000, when its urban extent was 13,800 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Shenzhen, Guangdong in 2013 was 139 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.1% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 142 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 9.3% since 1987 when the built-up area density was 45.5 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Shenzhen, Guangdong in 2013 was 105 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.4% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 99 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 9% since 1987 when the urban extent density was 33 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 36,584 hectares of built-up area was added to the Shenzhen, Guangdong urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 22% was Infill, 65% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 12% was Inclusion. A total of 31,944 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1987 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 9% was Infill, 67% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 24% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Shenzhen, Guangdong 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.52 meters, compared to 6.03 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Shenzhen, Guangdong occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 17%, compared to 16% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Shenzhen, Guangdong's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.97 km/km2, compared to 2.75 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Shenzhen, Guangdong's 1990-2014 expansion area was 80%, 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 Shenzhen, Guangdong's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.51 hectares, compared to 6.17 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1987-2000  2000-2013