West Papua, the latest population update.

West Papua, the latest population update.

West Papua, according to Virginia (Gini) Gorlinski, Arts and Culture Editor at Encyclopaedia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/place/West-Papua, is Indonesian Papua Barat formerly West Irian Jaya (or provinsi; province) of Indonesia. It includes the Bomberai and Doberai (Vogelkop) peninsulas on the western end of the island of New Guinea and, to the west, the Raja Ampat Islands-most notably Salawati, Waigeo, Batanta, and Misool. The province is bounded to the north by the Pacific Ocean, to the northeast by Cenderawasih Bay, to the southeast by the Indonesian province of Papua, to the south by the Banda Sea, to the west by Berau Bay (between the two peninsulas) and the Ceram Sea, and to the northwest by the Halmahera Sea. The capital is Manokwari, on the northeast coast. Another source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Papua_(province) added Sorong is its largest city.

West Papua is the second-least populous province in Indonesia, with a population of 981,000 according to the BPS in the graphic below:

Population Projection by Province, 2010-2035 (thousands)

 

Province Year
2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 2035
Aceh 4523.10 5002.00 5459.90 5870.00 6227.60 6541.40
Sumatera Utara 13028.70 13937.80 14703.50 15311.20 15763.70 16073.40
Sumatera Barat 4865.30 5196.30 5498.80 5757.80 5968.30 6130.40
Riau 5574.90 6344.40 7128.30 7898.50 8643.30 9363.00
Jambi 3107.60 3402.10 3677.90 3926.60 4142.30 4322.90
Sumatera Selatan 7481.60 8052.30 8567.90 9000.40 9345.20 9610.70
Bengkulu 1722.10 1874.90 2019.80 2150.50 2264.30 2360.60
Lampung 7634.00 8117.30 8521.20 8824.60 9026.20 9136.10
Kepulauan Bangka Belitung 1230.20 1372.80 1517.60 1657.50 1788.90 1911.00
Kepulauan Riau 1692.80 1973.00 2242.20 2501.50 2768.50 3050.50
Pulau Sumatera 50860.30 55272.90 59337.10 62898.60 65938.30 68500.00
DKI Jakarta 9640.40 10177.90 10645.00 11034.00 11310.00 11459.60
Jawa Barat 43227.10 46709.60 49935.70 52785.70 55193.80 57137.30
Banten 10688.60 11955.20 13160.50 14249.00 15201.80 16033.10
Jawa Tengah 32443.90 33774.10 34940.10 35958.60 36751.70 37219.40
DI Yogyakarta 3467.50 3679.20 3882.30 4064.60 4220.20 4348.50
Jawa Timur 37565.80 38847.60 39886.30 40646.10 41077.30 41127.70
Pulau Jawa 137033.30 145143.60 152449.90 158738.00 163754.80 167325.60
Bali 3907.40 4152.80 4380.80 4586.00 4765.40 4912.40
Nusa Tenggara Barat 4516.10 4835.60 5125.60 5375.60 5583.80 5754.20
Nusa Tenggara Timur 4706.20 5120.10 5541.40 5970.80 6402.20 6829.10
Bali dan Kep. Nusa Tenggara 13129.70 14108.50 15047.80 15932.40 16751.40 17495.70
Kalimantan Barat 4411.40 4789.60 5134.80 5432.60 5679.20 5878.10
Kalimantan Tengah 2220.80 2495.00 2769.20 3031.00 3273.60 3494.50
Kalimantan Selatan 3642.60 3989.80 4304.00 4578.30 4814.20 5016.30
Kalimantan Timur 3576.10 4068.60 4561.70 5040.70 5497.00 5929.20
Pulau Kalimantan 13850.90 15343.00 16769.70 18082.60 19264.00 20318.10
Sulawesi Utara 2277.70 2412.10 2528.80 2624.30 2696.10 2743.70
Sulawesi Tengah 2646.00 2876.70 3097.00 3299.50 3480.60 3640.80
Sulawesi Selatan 8060.40 8520.30 8928.00 9265.50 9521.70 9696.00
Sulawesi Tenggara 2243.60 2499.50 2755.60 3003.00 3237.70 3458.10
Gorontalo 1044.80 1133.20 1219.60 1299.70 1370.20 1430.10
Sulawesi Barat 1164.60 1282.20 1405.00 1527.80 1647.20 1763.30
Pulau Sulawesi 17437.10 18724.00 19934.00 21019.80 21953.50 22732.00
Maluku 1541.90 1686.50 1831.90 1972.70 2104.20 2227.80
Maluku Utara 1043.30 1162.30 1278.80 1391.00 1499.40 1603.60
Kep. Maluku 2585.20 2848.80 3110.70 3363.70 3603.60 3831.40
Papua Barat 765.30 871.50 981.80 1092.20 1200.10 1305.00
Papua 2857.00 3149.40 3435.40 3701.70 3939.40 4144.60
Pulau Papua 3622.30 4020.90 4417.20 4793.90 5139.50 5449.60
INDONESIA 238518.80 255461.70 271066.40 284829.00 296405.10 305652.40

Source : https://www.bps.go.id/statictable

West Papua area as being mentioned by https://papuabarat.bps.go.id is 102.946,15 square km.

No Regency/Municipality Total Area Percentage
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 Fakfak 14320,00 13,91
2 Kaimana 16241,84 15,78
3 Teluk Wondama 3950,53 3,84
4 Teluk Bintuni 20840,83 20,24
5 Manokwari 3186,28 3,10
6 Sorong Selatan 6594,31 6,41
7 Sorong 6544,23 6,36
8 Raja Ampat 8034,44 7,80
9 Tambrauw 11529,18 11,20
10 Maybrat 5461,69 5,31
11 Manokwari Selatan 2812,44 2,73
12 Pegunungan Arfak 2773,74 2,69
13 Kota Sorong 656,64 0,64
  Papua Barat 102946,15 100,00

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