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Indonesia In Numbers – 20 Stats That Will Blow Your Mind


Indonesia In Numbers – 20 Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

The Indonesian population is incredibly interesting.

We are a country of many ethnicities and cultures thrown together, resulting in this smorgasbord we call home. What’s more is we are a young country, thrown into modernism without any warning or guidance. We reap the benefits but also suffer the consequences. We are an eclectic mix of people fighting to move forward, whilst still preserving the past, so we get lost along the way.

Here are 20 statistics to show you where we, as the Indonesian population, are today…

In 2014 our population reached 252,812,245
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That’s 3.5% of the WORLD’s population
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Over 55% of the Indonesian population lives on Java


The Javanese make up 40% of the total population


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Whilst 87.1% of the population is Muslim


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Indonesia has over 700 ‘active’ languages

But according to UNESCO, 146 of these languages are ‘endangered’

53% of the population is now urban

In 2014, 40% of the population live on less than $2 a day

The richest 10% own 77.2% of the wealth

7% of children aged 5-14 are engaged in child labour

There are over 100,000 people in Indonesian prisons, despite there only being capacity for around 70,000 people

134 people are currently on death row in the country

There is only 1 doctor per 5000 people (2012)

67% of Indonesian men smoke


70% of Indonesian youths are exposed to smoke at home
20% of these youths are also smokers

There are over 281 Million mobile phone subscribers in the country
(Yes, around 30 million more than the total population…)

Total Internet Users : 74,600,000 (2014) - Federico Morando

Federico Morando


Time average Indonesian spends on an electrical device per day: 9 Hours

2014 Facebook Users: 69,000,000

2.4% of all tweets worldwide in 2013 were from Indonesia

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