Internet users in Indonesia are 143.26 million by 2017, APJII reports

The Indonesian Internet Service User Association (APJII) reports the number of internet users in Indonesia is 143.26 million by 2017. The latest APJII survey concluded that internet users in Indonesia are dominated by people aged 13-18 years and still have internet infrastructure gaps between urban areas and rural.

APJII released the survey results on the penetration and behavior of Indonesian internet users in 2017 where the increase in number compared to the previous year. APJII also enforces age and area categories to map the user penetration levels in the survey. To know the total population of Indonesia is 262 million people.

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"Internet users are up 10 million compared to the previous year (2016) of 132.7 million people.The youngest is the highest," said APJII Secretary General Henri Kasyfi Soemartono.

Internet users are dominated by 13-18 year olds and penetration rate is 75.50 percent. The top category is Kalimantan Island which has penetration rate at 72.19 percent, then Java Island is 57.70 percent, while the island of Bali and Nusa Tenggara is 54.23 percent.

The penetration rate of internet users in urban areas is 72.41 percent, while rural-urban is 49.49 percent and rural is 48.25 percent. This data shows where internet access in urban areas is much easier than rural areas or both have gaps in infrastructure.

APJII implements urban area katerogi as administrative area with majority of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) sourced from non-agricultural sector, rural-urban is mixed GDP from agriculture and non-agriculture, while rural is majority of GDP come from agriculture.

"Internet infrastructure in urban areas has been good, but in rural areas it still needs to be improved," said Soemartono.

APJII involving 2,500 respondents, margin of error about 1.96 percent, level of confidence 95 percent, data collection methods using interviews and questionnaires. The survey involved 553 respondents from Sumatra Island, 1376 respondents (Java Island), 151 respondents (Kalimantan), 197 respondents (Sulawesi), 142 respondents (Bali and Nusa Tenggara) and 81 respondents (Maluku and Papua).