Atlas of Urban Expansion

Victoria
Canada
Region: Land-Rich Developed Countries
2013 Population
318,267
2013 Urban Extent
20,646
hectares
2013 Density
15
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Victoria in 2013 was 318,267, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2000. The population of Victoria in 2000 was 275,203, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.1% since 1990, when its population was 224,424.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Victoria in 2013 was 20,646 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.9% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 18,220 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4% since 2000, when its urban extent was 12,208 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Victoria in 2013 was 24 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 24 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.7% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 31.09 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Victoria in 2013 was 15 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 15 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 18 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,759 hectares of built-up area was added to the Victoria urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 52% was Infill, 25% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 23% was Inclusion. A total of 4,401 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 41% was Infill, 20% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 40% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Victoria 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.9 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Victoria occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 26%, compared to 25% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Victoria's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.56 km/km2, compared to 1.99 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Victoria's 1990-2014 expansion area was 89%, compared to 96% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013
1990-2000  2000-2013
1990-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Victoria's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.63 hectares, compared to 2.24 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013