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Population of Indonesia

Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its the world’s largest island country, and the fourteenth-largest country by area. With a population of more than 270 million, Its the world’s fourth-most populous country.

As per the World Population Prospects, 2020 by the United Nations, the population of Indonesia in 2021 is 276,000,621 (276 millions)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Indonesia Population 2022

Indonesia has a population growth rate during 2020-2021 of 1.07%. Its estimated population in 2022 is  279,134,505 (279 million)* equivalent to 3.51% of the total world population. The total Land Area of Indonesia is 1,811,569 sq. km (699,451 sq. mi)) & the Population Density of Indonesia is 151 person/sq.km ( 391 per/sq.mi)

Population of Indonesia in 2022 –  279 million or 27.9 Crores (approx)
Indonesia2022 Population
Total Population279,134,505 (279 millions)
Global Rank4
Share of World Pop.3.51%
Area 1,811,569 sq. km
(699,451 sq. mi)
Area Rank14th


Capital City

151 person/sq.km


Religion in Indonesia

Indonesia  government officially recognises only six religions: Islam, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. The Indigenous religions are only partly acknowledged.

Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. As per 2018 census Islam has  231 million adherents (86.7%), with Sunnis being the majority (99%). The Shias and Ahmadis, respectively, constitute 1% (1–3 million) and 0.2% (200,000–400,000) of Muslims.

Almost 11% of Indonesians are Christians (Protestantism – 7.6% & Catholicism – 3.12%) , while the rest are Hindus, Buddhists, and others. Most Hindus are Balinese, and most Buddhists are Chinese Indonesians.

3Hinduism 1.74%
4Buddhism 0.77%
5Confucianism 0.03%

Source: Wikepedia

Indonesia Demographics
Fertility Rate*2.32
Infant mortality rate**7.7
Median Age29.7 Years
Life Expectancy72.32 year
Urban Population56.4 %

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age


Top Cities in Indonesia by Population

2SurabayaEast Java3,009,800
3BandungWest Java2,575,478
4MedanNorth Sumatera2,241,890
5SemarangCentral Java2,067,254
6PalembangSouth Sumatera1,455,284
7MakassarSouth Sulawesi1,337,800
8BatamRiau Islands1,290,890
10Bandar LampungLampung1,015,910

source:  Inter-census Survey