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Jakarta Post

Bali faces population boom, now home to 4.2 million residents

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    Bali Daily

Denpasar   /   Mon, December 17 2012   /  07:25 am

Bali is facing a population boom. The latest data from the provincial agency showed that the number of residents on the island has reached 4.22 million, an increase from 3.89 million two years ago.

“Currently, the island’s population has reached 4.22 million. This is a remarkable increase. I’m sure that it is not only due to the birth rate, but also urbanization. Many people move to Bali because of its promising economy,” Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika told the press on Friday.

Previous data from the Central Statistics Agency showed that in the ten-year period 2000-2010, Bali recorded its highest population growth of the last 50 years, growing 2.15 percent from 3.15 million to 3.89 million.

The growth rate during the previous four decades had never exceeded 2 percent. Between 1961 and 1971, the island’s population increased by 1.75 percent, while betwe...