Indonesia remains Java-centric despite Jokowi’s infrastructure campaign

Dzulfikar Fathur Rahman (The Jakarta Post)


Minggu May 23, 2021

Despite the emergence of new urban centers on other islands, Indonesia’s population of more than 270 million people is still concentrated in Java as other islands are still not keeping up with developments on the world’s most populous island.

According to the latest Central Statistics Agency (BPS) census last September, Java had a population of around 151.6 million, or about 56.1 percent of the population. On the other hand, Kalimantan’s population, which is four times the size of Java, is 6.15% of the total population.

“Inequality in development is one of the factors behind the inequality in population distribution,” said Nashrul Wajdi, researcher at the BPS. Jakarta Post Saturday. “Java remains a ‘magnet’ for immigrants from outside the island.

to read the full story


From IDR 55,000 / month

  • Unlimited access to our website and app content
  • E-Post digital daily newspaper
  • No ads, no interruptions
  • Privileged access to our events and programs
  • Subscribe to our newsletter