REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Central Bureau of Statistics, through the initial results of the 2016 Economic Census registrations, has recorded a total of 79.35 percent of national non-agricultural businesses to be centered in Sumatra and Java.
In a press briefing, in which the initial results of the 2016 Economic Census was launched, Head of the Bureau Suhariyanto said that there are 16.2 million registered businesses located in Java, which makes up 60.74 percent of the total number of companies in Indonesia.
From the 16.3 million businesses, 15.9 million are micro and small corporations, while 291 thousand are larger businesses.
Meanwhile, the number of businesses in the eastern region of the country, which include Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua, have reached 5.5 million companies, which is 20.65 percent of the total number.
For Indonesia's eastern region, most of the companies are concentrated in Sulawesi, with 2.1 million companies or 8.09 percent.
Furthermore, the spread of workforce appeared to have followed the spread of businesses. Generally, it is apparent that more than 81 percent of labor force is located in the western part of the country.
A total of 44.6 million workforce is located in Java, which is 63.38 percent of the total of enterprises in Indonesia, while in Sumatra, 12.4 million workers were recorded (17.64 percent).
The number of workers in the eastern area reached 18.97 percent, which is 13.3 million workers, while the number reached 4.7 million in Sulawesi (6.82 percent).
The economic census was carried out by the Central Bureau of Statistics alongside the citizenship and agricultural census.
The statistical data and information in the 2016 Economic Census serves as an important baseline in the formation of economic policies in the future.
Suhariyanto further stated that the initial results of the 2016 Economic Census will be followed by the ones scheduled to be carried out in August and September this year.