Data Overview

Publication
The metabolism of a city: the case of Hong Kong
Author(s)
Newcombe, Ken and Kalma, Jetse D and Aston, Alan R
City/Region
Hong Kong
Data Points
14

Data

MTU Area Sub-area Indicator Year Value Unit Comments
Urban Characteristics land use Building gross floor area - residential 1971 32,600,000
Urban Characteristics land use Building gross floor area - total 1971 43,700,000
Materials building materials Export of cement 1971 3,939 t
Materials Material flows Exports of steel 1971 51,207 t Comments
Materials building materials Imports of cement 1971 1,303,809 t
Materials building materials Imports of metals 1971 685,386 t Comments
Urban Characteristics land use Land area 1971 1,046 km²
Urban Characteristics economy Number of vehicles 1971 157,514 Comments
Urban Characteristics economy Passenger cars 1971 105,874 Comments
Materials biomass Phosphorus 1971 24,048 kg
Urban Characteristics demography Population 1971 3,939,000
Urban Characteristics demography Population density 1971 3,766 inhabitants/km²
Materials total Total - exports 1971 283,608 t
Materials total Total - imports 1971 3,395,418 t

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