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Land Utilization in Hong Kong 2016

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

26

 

Open space (iv)

25

Transportation

 
 

Roads

41

 

Railways

3

 

Airport

13

Other Urban or Built-up Land

 
 

Cemeteries and crematoria

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

277

 

Shrubland

262

 

Grassland

192

 

Mangrove and swamp (v)

5

Barren Land

 
 

Badland

2

 

Quarries

1

 

Rocky shore

4

Water Bodies

 
 

Reservoirs

25

 

Streams and nullahs

5

Total 1111

 

Land Area Analysis

Remarks:
The land use data was compiled using satellite images dated December 2016 and January 2017 (©AIRBUS DS(2016, 2017)), in-house survey information of the Planning Department up to end-2016 and other relevant information from various government departments. As definitions of some land use classes and methodology are updated from time to time, the figures this year may not be comparable directly to those provided in previous years.

  

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

    *The above land use data in Excel file format are also available for download.

  

 
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