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Land Utilization in Hong Kong 2021

Approximate area (
  Private Residential (Note 1) 27
  Public Residential (Note 2) 17
  Rural Settlement (Note 3) 35
  Commercial/Business and Office 5
  Industrial Land 6
  Industrial Estates/Science and Technology Parks 3
  Warehouse and Open Storage 17
Institutional/Open Space
  Government, Institutional and Community Facilities 25
  Open Space and Recreation (Note 4) 29
  Roads and Transport Facilities 47
  Railways 4
  Airport 13
  Port Facilities 4
Other Urban or Built-up Land
  Cemeteries/Funeral Facilities 9
  Utilities 9
  Vacant Land/Construction in Progress 22
  Others 12
  Agricultural Land 49
  Fish Ponds/Gei Wais 16
  Woodland 290
  Shrubland 255
  Grassland 180
  Mangrove/Swamp (Note 5) 6
Barren Land
  Badland 2
  Rocky Shore 4
Water Bodies
  Reservoirs 25
  Streams and Nullahs 6
Total 1117


Land Area Analysis

Remarks: The Land Utilization in Hong Kong (LUHK) is a broad-brush presentation of distribution of land uses in Hong Kong. The land use data was compiled using satellite images dated December 2021 (©AIRBUS DS 2021), in-house survey information of the Planning Department up to end-2021 and other relevant information from various government departments. The land use area is an approximated area in square kilometers. The data is not designed or intended for detailed analysis or calculation purposes. As definitions of some land use classes and methodology are updated from time to time, the figures this year may not be directly comparable to those provided in previous years.


Notes :
(1) Including residential area developed by private developers (excluding village houses, subsidised housing and temporary housing area).
(2) Including subsidised housing and temporary housing area.
(3) Including village houses and temporary structures.
(4) Including parks, stadiums, playgrounds and recreational facilities.
(5) Including mangrove and swamp areas below the High Water Mark.
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