Spatial distribution

This indicator gives more insight into the spatial distribution of Flanders.

50% farmland

  • The agricultural sector occupies around half of the available space in Flanders.
  • Between 2013 and 2019, there were an additional 11,000 ha of surfaced land in Flanders.

What do we see?

The graph below shows that the agricultural sector occupies around half of the available space in Flanders. Between 2013 and 2019, there were an additional 11,000 ha of surfaced land and 10,000 ha of land for crops. 



What’s the aim?

In a circular economy we want to put as little pressure on the environment as possible. However, the high population density in Flanders means that this pressure is very high. 

It is essential to have enough agricultural land but it is difficult to determine how much space each sector needs. This is why it is useful to have access to this information. 

What does this indicator measure?

This indicator gives more insight into the spatial distribution of Flanders. The data comes from a monitoring system that started in 2013 and is brought up-to-date every three years. 

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Total water consumption
61 million m³

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Sustainable water consumption
37%

Sustainable water consumption

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Use of nitrogen in the agricultural sector
147.2 kt

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Use of phosphorus in the agricultural sector
42.6 kt

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Production and use of animal fertiliser
137% (N) - 147% (P)

Production and use of animal fertiliser

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Energy consumption in the agricultural sector
31.7 PJ

Energy consumption in the agricultural sector

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Use of agricultural land
617 081 ha

Use of agricultural land

This indicator shows the various uses of the agricultural land in Flanders.
Use of animal feed
7,756 kt

Use of animal feed

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Use of soil in Flanders

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