Atlas of Urban Expansion

Sydney
Australia
Region: Land-Rich Developed Countries
2014 Population
4,114,435
2014 Urban Extent
162,527
hectares
2014 Density
25
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Sydney in 2014 was 4,114,435, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.5% since 2000. The population of Sydney in 2000 was 3,318,263, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.6% since 1991, when its population was 2,871,961.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Sydney in 2014 was 162,527 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.5% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 130,313 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.6% since 2000, when its urban extent was 113,035 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Sydney in 2014 was 37 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.2% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 38 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 41.55 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Sydney in 2014 was 25 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 25 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 25 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 23,548 hectares of built-up area was added to the Sydney urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 43% was Infill, 27% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 28% was Inclusion. A total of 17,463 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 58% was Infill, 22% was Extension, 6% was Leapfrog, and 15% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Sydney 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.42 meters, compared to 4.82 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Sydney occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 13%, compared to 9% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Sydney's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.28 km/km2, compared to 2.3 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Sydney's 1990-2014 expansion area was 82%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Sydney's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.28 hectares, compared to 8.44 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2014