Atlas of Urban Expansion

Tokyo
Japan
Region: Europe and Japan
2014 Population
34,765,638
2014 Urban Extent
643,240
hectares
2014 Density
54
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Tokyo in 2014 was 34,765,638, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 2000. The population of Tokyo in 2000 was 31,349,978, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 1990, when its population was 29,181,161.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Tokyo in 2014 was 643,240 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.4% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 463,890 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2000, when its urban extent was 417,904 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Tokyo in 2014 was 77 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.6% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 97 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.8% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 104.71 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Tokyo in 2014 was 54 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.6% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 68 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 70 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 124,201 hectares of built-up area was added to the Tokyo urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 42% was Infill, 36% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 22% was Inclusion. A total of 46,220 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 61% was Infill, 19% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 17% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Tokyo 1990-2014 expansion area was 9.29 meters, compared to 3.61 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Tokyo occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 26%, compared to 9% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Tokyo's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.73 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 Tokyo's 1990-2014 expansion area was 93%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014
1990-2000  2000-2014
1990-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Tokyo's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.8 hectares, compared to 3.04 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014