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Land Utilization in Hong Kong 2015

Approximate area (sq.km)
Class
 

Residential

 
 

Private residential (i)

26

 

Public residential (ii)

16

 

Rural settlement (iii)

35

Commercial

 
 

Commercial/Business and office

4

Industrial

 
 

Industrial land

7

 

Industrial estates

3

 

Warehouse and open storage

16

Institutional/Open Space

 
 

Government, institutional and community facilities

25

 

Open space (iv)

25

Transportation

 
 

Roads

40

 

Railways

3

 

Airport

13

Other Urban or Built-up Land

 
 

Cemeteries and crematoriums

8

 

Utilities

8

 

Vacant land/Construction in progress

17

 

Others

22

Agriculture

 
 

Agricultural land

51

 

Fish ponds/Gei wais

17

Woodland/Shrubland/Grassland/Wetland

 
 

Woodland

275

 

Shrubland

261

 

Grassland

196

 

Mangrove and swamp (v)

5

Barren Land

 
 

Badland

2

 

Quarries

1

 

Rocky shore

4

Water Bodies

 
 

Reservoirs

25

 

Streams and nullahs

5

Total 1110

 

Land Area Analysis

Remarks:
The land use data is compiled with satellite images dated February 2016 (©AIRBUS DS2016, all rights reserved), in-house survey information of the Planning Department up to end 2015 and other relevant information from various government departments. As definitions of some land use classes and methodology have been updated from time to time, the figures this year may not be comparable directly to those provided in previous years.

  

Notes :
(i) Include residential land developed by private developers (exclude village houses, subsidized housing and temporary housing area).
(ii) Include subsidized housing and temporary housing area.
(iii) Include village housing and temporary structures.
(iv) Include parks, stadiums, playgrounds and recreational facilities.
(v) Include mangrove and swamp areas below the High Water Mark.

  

 
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