Atlas of Urban Expansion

Shanghai, Shanghai
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2015 Population
24,387,272
2015 Urban Extent
468,872
hectares
2015 Density
52
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Shanghai, Shanghai in 2015 was 24,387,272, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.5% since 2000. The population of Shanghai, Shanghai in 2000 was 14,460,678, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.8% since 1991, when its population was 10,044,522.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Shanghai, Shanghai in 2015 was 468,872 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.6% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 367,559 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 6.6% since 2000, when its urban extent was 195,581 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Shanghai, Shanghai in 2015 was 76 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 72 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 105.65 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Shanghai, Shanghai in 2015 was 52 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 39 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.8% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 51 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 119,040 hectares of built-up area was added to the Shanghai, Shanghai urban extent between 2000 and 2015. Of that added built-up area, 56% was Infill, 32% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 13% was Inclusion. A total of 105,906 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 36% was Infill, 31% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 33% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Shanghai, Shanghai 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.6 meters, compared to 6.55 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Shanghai, Shanghai occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 20%, compared to 14% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Shanghai, Shanghai's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.65 km/km2, compared to 1.72 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Shanghai, Shanghai's 1990-2014 expansion area was 63%, compared to 93% in the pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2015
1991-2000  2000-2015
1991-2000  2000-2015

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Shanghai, Shanghai's 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.46 hectares, compared to 6.28 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2015