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Table 4 Percentage of LULCC in (ha) in Hawassa and Bahir Dar during (1973–2015)

From: Spatiotemporal trends of urban land use/land cover and green infrastructure change in two Ethiopian cities: Bahir Dar and Hawassa

LULC types Hawassa Bahir Dar
Persistence Gains Losses Net change Persistence Gains Losses Net change
Ha % Ha % Ha % Ha % Ha % Ha % Ha % Ha %
Urban built up area 175.5 8.8 1085.6 50.16 − 101.0 − 4.7 985.5 45.5 42.5 0.3 2697.2 22.51 − 42.9 − 0.4 2654.3 22.2
Vegetation 96.6 4.8 72.9 3.368 − 648.0 − 29.9 − 575.1 − 26.6 1730.1 12.9 853.1 7.119 − 8381.7 − 69.9 − 7528.6 − 62.8
Water body 1510.2 75.7 51.2 2.364 − 2.4 − 0.1 48.7 2.3 3512.8 26.2 229.3 1.914 − 187.5 − 1.6 41.8 0.3
Green space in urban area 116.5 5.8 933.1 43.12 − 226.5 − 10.5 706.6 32.7 55.6 0.4 2785.9 23.25 − 43.1 − 0.4 2742.9 22.9
Cropland 95.6 4.8 21.4 0.99 − 1186.2 − 54.8 − 1164.8 − 53.8 8086.9 60.2 5417.6 45.21 − 3328.0 − 27.8 2089.6 17.4
Total 1994.4 47.96 2164.2 52.04 − 2164.2 − 52.04 0.0 0.0 13,428.0 52.84 11,983.2 47.16 − 11,983.2 − 47.16 0.0 0.0