Atlas of Urban Expansion

Wuhan, Hubei
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2013 Population
8,174,063
2013 Urban Extent
183,723
hectares
2013 Density
44
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Wuhan, Hubei in 2013 was 8,174,063, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.3% since 2000. The population of Wuhan, Hubei in 2000 was 4,674,398, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.9% since 1990, when its population was 2,112,069.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Wuhan, Hubei in 2013 was 183,723 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 10.9% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 44,273 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.8% since 2000, when its urban extent was 30,347 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Wuhan, Hubei in 2013 was 79 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -5.5% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 162 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.9% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 120.97 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Wuhan, Hubei in 2013 was 44 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -6.6% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 106 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.2% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 70 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 73,913 hectares of built-up area was added to the Wuhan, Hubei urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 16% was Infill, 42% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 42% was Inclusion. A total of 11,455 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 43% was Infill, 37% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 20% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Wuhan, Hubei 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.28 meters, compared to 4.68 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Wuhan, Hubei occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 15%, compared to 22% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Wuhan, Hubei's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.4 km/km2, compared to 1.77 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Wuhan, Hubei's 1990-2014 expansion area was 67%, compared to 91% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013
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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Wuhan, Hubei's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1.92 hectares, compared to 6.89 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013