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Mainland Census for June 2012
Here are the results of the June 2012 Quarterly Mainland Census.
The Actual Census was run between 4th to 6th March and involved surveybot visits to every Mainland Region and a full scan of all parcels in each region. As with previous census, this includes the 5 Linden Home Continents and the old Teen grid mainland as well as traditional mainland. There were 13 regions which were closed to public access but these were all hand surveyed from bordering regions. For reference the last Census was conducted in March 2012 and was reported here : Mainland Census for March 2012
In June 2012 Mainland consists of 6724 regions, (there are about another 500 Linden Owned regions which are not included in the Census - mainly Help Islands, Linden Realms etc). This is 1 more region than last quarter The additional region was a water homestead region added to aid navigation. The following chart shows how the number of Mainland regions has changed over the last 7 Census.
Whilst regions are almost the same number the overall number of parcels is 2.4% down since March 2012. The Number of Owners marginally increased by 0.7% , mainly driven by Linden Home ownership but land holding groups were a little down in number on last quarter.
Linden Lab now owns slightly more of Mainland and current abandoned land figures are the highest seen with 8.8 to 9.9% of mainland abandoned.
Overall a poor picture like that seen with Private Estates, whilst number of owners remains steady and slightly increasing, land is still being abandoned at faster rates than new land is being purchase and these rates are increasing. A lot more land is for sale and average holdings are smaller.
Overview of Parcels
The total number of individual parcels in June 2012 is 155728 down from 159602 last quarter and these are owned by 69999 unique owners, up 0.7% in 3 months so ownership is still growing but only slowly. The average parcel has a Mean area of 2,829.7Sqm (Median 512Sqm) and is 51.4% full , this is an increase in size since the last census. 31092 of these parcels are directly owned by Linden Lab (down by 1988 since the last census). The Mean size of the remaining parcels was 1953.0Sqm (Median=512Sqm) and are 56.9% full. 32% of parcels are group owned, 38% for Non-Linden parcels, this is about 1% down on both figures as last census.
Overview of Owners
Mainland is now owned by 69999 unique owners, 57313 individual accounts and 12686 groups, an increase of 653 individuals and a fall of 139 groups since March 2012, The quarterly growth in individual owners is about 1.2% . Each Non-Linden owner has holdings with a mean area of 3475.8Sqm - down by 123sqm (Median is unchanged at 512Sqm) on average held in 1.78 different parcels, a 2.4% decline from March 2012 figure of 1.82.
Total ownership over time has increased but is starting to plateau:
The top 4 owners by area are Linden Accounts with Guy Linden's Concierge holdings moving to 4th place above the highest Non-Linden group. Governor Linden holdings have increased from 36.3% (March 2012) to 37.5% , LDPW have increased their holdings from 5.6% to 6.0% and the top Non-Linden groups have also slightly increased their ownerships.
Here are the holdings of all owners with more that 750,000Sqm
A further 730,512 Sqm is known to be Linden owned and held by 4 accounts such as the Maintenance group or by Dee Linden on behalf of Concierge in 67 parcels
Total significant Linden holdings come to 197,253,664Sqm 44.8% of the total, up since March 2012 by 6,821,760Sqm and a share increase of 1.6% . Overall Linden Holdings increased by 3.6% by area This represents an increase of 104.1 full regions,
Non Linden holdings come to 243,410,400Sqm down by -6,756,224Sqm , representing a 2.7% drop since March 2012 - This equates to 103.1 full regions worth
The top 22 Non-Linden owners own 5.5% of all Non-Linden Mainland - a slightly higher share than last census (5.0%). The Top 6 own 2.3%.
Using same tier assumptions as in previous Census Total Monthly Mainland Tier comes to US$968,988 , slightly down on the last census by US$31,883 or 3.2%.
Mean Tier is US$13.84, Median is still US$0 and 48556 landowners (69%) pay no tier above their premium subscription, 1000 up on last census. In general its slightly more residents in the quarter but even less are paying tier, the majority (69%) of owners directly owning 512sqm or less. The number not paying tier is increasing faster than the number of new owners so this does represent some tiering down or replacement of older owners with linden home owners.
Known protected land is currently 153,445,040Sqm (77.8% of all Linden owned), down in size by 0.3% since last census, this includes empty Linden Home plots. Known Abandoned land is now 38,942,368Sqm (19.7%) up by 22.9% since March 2012 ,110.7 Regions worth . Blank and other unknown descriptions comes to 4,866,256Sqm (2.4%) up 0.9%
So abandoned land is somewhere between 38,942,368Sqm and 43,808,624Sqm or 8.8% to 9.9% of all Mainland - an equivalent of 594 to 668 full regions.
Last March, the range was 7.2% to 8.8%. This a real increase in total abandoned land equivalent to about 110 full regions since the last quarter and a quarter on quarter increase of about 21%
Overview of Regions
The current 6724 Mainland Regions have a mean of 13.8 unique owners per region holding land in them (up 0.1 owners) , the Median is now 9 owners. The mean number of parcels per region is 23.2 and 88.6% have at least one Linden owned Parcel. 1399 (20.8%) are completely owned by Linden Lab accounts, up by 52 regions since March 2012
The busiest regions contains 56 different owners (there are 27 of these) , slightly down from the 59 maximum in March. The average region uses 47.8% of it's Prim Allowance.
Overview of Linden Homes
The total number of Linden Home regions remained unchanged at 1158 (17.2% of Mainland) . In total there are currently 42642 Linden Home Plots. Of these 41641 are occupied,(97.7%) This is 1731 up on last March (a rise of 4.3%)..
Overview of Land for Sale
Currently 28,967,168Sqm is marked for sale (including Auction). This represents 6.6% of Mainland and is an increase of 9.4% of land for sale on last Census.Amongst Non-Linden owned land 14,048,256Sqm is for sale a drop of 6.8% since last census. Linden Owned land for sale rose by 31.0%
This Chart shows how this has risen during the year, Notably the effect of the automatic set for sale on land abandonment has just increased the amount of Linden land for sale. However in this quarter (as in last ) there has been a significant drop in Non-Linden Land for sale and a related rise in Linden owned and this is the first quarter where Linden Land for sale outnumbered Private land.
...That's it for now - The next census should be ready sometime in September.If you have any questions or analysis requests let me know.
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Last edited by Tyche Shepherd; 06-16-2012 at 04:12 PM. Reason: Added a bit more insight and made charts a little clearer
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