Geographia Technica, Vol 14, Special Issue 2019, pp. 201-212


Ida Bagus Ilham MALIK, Wayan SUPARTA, Bart J DEWANCKER (Malang, Japan & South Tangerang, Indonesia)

DOI: 10.21163/GT_2019.141.34

ABSTRACT: The density of the urban population spreads by land function and geographical condition of the urban land. An understanding of the population density and pattern of distribution will help planners understand the pattern of urban development and urban dwelling trends. Population density and its distribution can be seen through the trend of population density based on the distance of the sub-district center to the city center. Usually, the population density will be high in the city center and will decrease to the suburbs. The research was conducted in 15 cities across Indonesia spread across several main islands of Indonesia and with a diverse population such as geographical area and geographical conditions. Results show that the densest population will be in the center of the city as an economic area, and its density decreases as it progresses further from downtown. This indicates that the population density will rise if it is close to the location of economic activity i.e. downtown, and will decrease when away from the city center.

Keywords: Urban Population, Density, Distance, City Center.

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