Indonesia's population reaches 271.35 million: Interior Ministry

Indonesia's population reaches 271.35 million: Interior Ministry

Officers of the 2020 population census in Magelang, Central Java. (ANTARA/HO-Nur Afiyah Maizunati)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Home Affairs Ministry confirmed that Indonesia's population, as of December 2020, had totaled 271,349,889 people.

The latest population data is obtained on the basis of synchronization of the results of the 2020 Population Census and population administration data from the Directorate General of Population and Civil Registration of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

"The total population of Indonesia in the Semester II of 2020 that was integrated with the population census data reached 271,349,889 people," Secretary General of the Ministry of Home Affairs Muhammad Hudori noted in a joint press release of the 2020 Population Census Data and 2020 Population Administration Data here on Thursday.

Of the total population, 134,229,988 are females and 137,119,901 are males, while there are 86,437,053 family cards (KK).

Based on the distribution of population, Java Island has the largest populace, at 55.94 percent; followed by Sumatra, at 21.73 percent; Sulawesi, 7.43 percent; Kalimantan, 6.13 percent; Bali and Nusa Tenggara, 5.57 percent; Papua, 2.02 percent; and Maluku, 1.17 percent.

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West Java is the province, with the largest population, at 47.1 million, followed by 41.04 million in East Java, 37.10 million in Central Java, 15.14 million in North Sumatra, and 11.64 million in Banten.

Five provinces with the lowest population are North Kalimantan, with 0.68 million people; 1.15 million in West Papua, 1.19 million in Gorontalo, 1.30 million in North Maluku, and 1.43 million in the Bangka Belitung Islands.

Meanwhile, based on the results of the 2020 Population Census (SP2020) conducted by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) until September 2020, Indonesia’s total population was recorded at 270,203,911 people.

BPS Head Suhariyanto explained that the count of the Indonesian population from SP2020 was obtained through a long-drawn process from the results of the Online Population Census and field data collection that was then synchronized with the Adminduk data. Thus, data from the 2020 Population Census and Adminduk data are currently integrated.

Indonesia recorded a population growth rate of 0.14 percent during the period from September to December 2020.

The results of SP2020 as compared to SP2010 showed an increase in the population of 32.56 million people, or an average of 3.26 million every year.

"As compared to the earlier population censuses, we can see that the number of Indonesians continues to increase from time to time," he stated. Related news: BKKBN hails big data as vital asset for future development