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Nifty map shows which parts of S’pore has densest population. Guess which is No. 1?

Useful for picking your next home?

Jonathan Lim | October 26, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

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If you live in Marine Parade and get the chance to visit Jurong Point on a weekend, you’d probably be overwhelmed by the crowds there.

Then you’d wonder whether the malls at Jurong are really more interesting than Parkway Parade or could it be that Jurong is just incredibly crowded.

Well someone has found the answer. A Peter Heng has cobbled data from URA and MTI on population density in Singapore and broken it down by estates and presented them in an easy-to-understand fashion.

Here are his findings (take note the maps were created in 2015):
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If the overview map doesn’t make sense, perhaps these regional breakdown maps would offer more clarity:

Central
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Central West
popdensity_subzone_cr_w_peter_heng

Central East
popdensity_subzone_cr_e

East
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West
popdensity_subzone_wr_peter_heng

North
popdensity_subzone_nr

Northeast
popdensity_subzone_ner

Here’s Heng’s analysis of his findings:

It appears to me that the population is more evenly distributed in the eastern and northeastern regions of Singapore, whereas the land constraints in the western region have resulted in higher concentrations of people.

The densely populated west is putting a lot of pressure on the transport corridors to the east, with the Jurong East node becoming a bottleneck. Will the development of Jurong Lake District as a Regional Centre relieve some of that pressure or make it worse? What do you think?

So which area do you live in?

And in case you prefer a more relatable map, here’s a classic:

Source: Hardwarezone
Source: Hardwarezone

 

Images from Peter Heng unless stated otherwise

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