Table 3: The areal extent land-cover classes within the city of Leicester. Values in parentheses are the per cent cover of each land-cover class across the city. Total coverage is not 100% in Table 1 as inland water covers 1% of the city

From: Organic carbon hidden in urban ecosystems

Land-coverArea (km2)Total area (km2)
Residential land   
GreenspaceHerbaceous vegetation coverShrub and tree cover 
 8.4 (11.5%)4.7 (6.4%)13.1 (18%)
Artificial surfaceFront gardenBack garden 
 2.1 (2.9%)2.2 (3.1%)4.3 (6%)
Non-residential land   
GreenspaceHerbaceous vegetation coverShrub and tree cover 
 19.1 (26.0%)9.3 (12.7%)28.4 (39%)
Artificial surfaceRoad, car park, miscellaneousPath and pavement 
 12.9 (17.5%)2.9 (3.9%)15.9 (21%)
Buildings  11.2 (15%)