Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate
Last updated on 19 January 2022
This indicator is currently classified as Tier II. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
Unit of measure: The unitless indicator is measured as a ratio of the consumption rate (%) and population growth rate (%).
Official indicator data
The indicator is measured as a ratio of the consumption and population growth rate. The land consumption rate indicates at which rate urbanized land or land occupied by a city/urban area changes during a period of time (usually one year), expressed as a percentage of the land occupied by the city/urban area at the start of that time.
Other related indicators on Land Portal
In addition to the official indicator data, the following indicators provide information on urban expansion and related land use planning questions.
Number of years
|Countries / Obs||Min / Max Value|
|Land use planning guides expansion in other cities|
|Land use planning guides expansion in the largest city|
|Process for urban expansion clear, public, respects rights|
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