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Jakarta Post

Bali records highest population growth in 50 years

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Thu, December 15 2011   /  08:36 am

The period between 2000 and 2010 saw Bali record its highest population growth rate in the last 50 years, with the resort island’s population growing by 2.15 percent from 3.15 million to 3.89 million, statistics showed.

The growth rate during the previous four decades never exceeded 2 percent. Between 1961 and 1971, there was a 1.75 percent increase, while between 1971 and 1980 it increased by 1.69 percent. During the period 1980-1990, growth slowed to 1.18 percent, and during the following decade, from 1990 to 2000, it grew by 1.26 percent.

Over the five decades, population growth reached 118.5 percent, from only 1.78 million people in 1961 to 3.89 million people in 2010.

“In the latest decade, 2000-2010, population growth reached its peak, while during the 1980-1990 period recorded the slowest growth, which may have been due to the intensive family planning pro...