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Jakarta Post

Population growth of Greater Jakarta and its impact

  • Tommy Firman

Bandung   /   Sat, March 26 2011   /  10:00 am

The population of Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Area, comprised of DKI Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek), reached 27.9 million according to the 2010 national census, with a growth rate of 3.6 percent per annum over the period 2000-2010.

That figure far exceeds the national annual population rate of 1.49 percent per year over the same period. Jabodetabek accounts for 11 percent of Indonesia’s population, up from 10 percent in the previous census in 2000.

The capital city of Jakarta (DKI Jakarta), as the core of Jabodetabek, is home to nearly 9.6 million people, according to the 2010 census, a sharp increase from 8.4 million in 2000, with a growth rate of 1.40 percent per year (see Table).

This figure is lower than the average population growth rate, but is still quite surprising, as DKI Jakarta’s population grew by only 0.16 percent over ...