BPS: Papua’s Population Increases to 4.3 Million People

goodmorningpapua.com – The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) noted that the population of Papua has increased to 4.3 million people. This is based on the results of the population census (SP) in September 2020.

“Based on the results of the 2020 population census (SP), there is an additional 1.47 million people,” said a Deputy for Social Statistics, BPS Dr. Ateng Hartono, Friday (12/3/2021).

Population census data is a key for implementing development, especially the basic population data.

The addition of the population is one of the opportunities that Papua can develop.

“The benefits of one population data for Papua can be targeted planning with efficient budget planning. Human development that is more measured is the accuracy of voter data in elections, the number of parliamentary seats and Papuan human resources,” he said.

BPS also provides population data by age group. It is known that in the era of the demographic bonus, the number of young people was more than the elderly.

“We will automatically exploit the productive age so that they can produce economically and can contribute to the economy, eradicating poverty so that it can be completed so that in 2024 it can reach 0 percent,” said Ateng.

He hopes that the Papuan Regional Government can manage the data automatically with more detailed indicators, so that it can make plans in the region according to the characteristics of the community.

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“We can see from their education, university graduates majoring in vocational schools and we can also see their characteristics from their domicile, where they live, whether in rural or urban areas, making it easier to make plans,” he said

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