Geographically lies between 5o50’-7o50’ South Latitude and 104o48’-108o48’ East Longitude, West Java Province is bounded by:
- Java Sea and special Province of Jakarta on the North
- Central Java province on the East
- Indonesian Ocean on the South
- Banten province on the West
By administrative, this province is divided into 27 districts/cities, covering 19 districts namely Bogor, Sukabumi, Cianjur, Bandung, Garut, Tasikmalaya, Ciamis, Kuningan, Pangandaran, Cirebon, Majalengka, Sumedang, Indramayu, Subang, Purwakarta, Karawang, Bekasi, West Bandung and 9 cities namely Bogor, Sukabumi, Bandung, Cirebon, Bekasi, Depok, Cimahi, Tasikmalaya, Banjar.
West Java is one of the most densely populated province in Indonesia.
In 2013, of all districts/cities in West Java, Bogor districts was the most densely populated district in West Java which reached 5,2 million people, followed by Bandung district which reached 3,4 million people. While Banjar was the least densely populated city which inhabited by 0,18 million. The number of household in West Java in 2010 reached 12.1 million households with average of 4 persons per household.
The employment opportunity indicates the market contribution in empowering people in West Java. Therefore, the labor force wo was not actively working because the job market was not available is considered unemployed. In 2013, the number of labor force in West Java was 20.620.610 persons. The actively working manpower was 18.731.943 or around 90,8%, and the number of unemployed was 1.888.667 or around 9.16%.
Source : Jawa Barat in Figures 2014
Composition of Working Population
The occupation composition by type in economic sector signified the potency of the labor force absorption level. It could reflect the economic structure in a particular region. Most of West Java population in 2013 worked in trading, industrial, agriculture, and services sector. The percentage of population worked in these fields were 25,62; 21,01; 20,31; 16,68 respectively.