TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia has climbed up from medium human development to high human development category in 2016.
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported yesterday that the HDI components have improved overall. The average life expectancy in Indonesia is 70.9 years or an increase of 0.12 years compared to 2015.
Expected years schooling for children aged 7 stands at 12.72 years or an increase by 0.17 years compared the previous year. The average year of schooling for people aged 25 and above is 7.95 years or an increase of 0.11 years compared to 2015. Moreover, gross national income per capita reached Rp10.42 million in 2016, an increase by Rp270,000 compared to the previous year.
Indonesia’s HDI continues to grow in the last six years. Three provinces recorded the most rapid HDI growth, namely Papua with 1.40 percent growth, South Sumatra with 1.16 percent growth and East Java with 1.15 percent growth. However, other province suffered HDI slowdown, such as Riau, West Kalimantan and Riau Islands with a growth rate of 0.51 percent, 0.44 percent, and 0.33 percent, respectively, compared to 2015.