Ashaluddin Jalil


The growth of urban population in Riau province since last few decades has showna trend of continuous increase. Although, there were some trends of constant and slightlydeclining percentage of population in some urban areas and newly formed districts, in overallthe number of population was increasing. This phenomenon can be observed in the numberof population growth since last few decades. During the years of 1971 to 1980, the averagegrowth of urban population increased about 1.53 percent annually. The growth was continuedto increase in the next decades which was during the years of 1981 to 1990 to an average of2.67 percent annually. Furthermore, it was recorded in many literatures that since 1930 to 1990,despite of the fluctuation in the percentages, the increase of the percentages were significant.The increase is predicted to be continued to higher levels in the future years.Another important implication is the sharp change of population proportion since 1990 to2000 which was caused by inter-regional development and expansion activities in the scopeof economic development regulation.Further meaning of those implications is that there is animbalance distribution of population in the district and urban areas. These efforts shallcontinuously be improved. On the other hand, if the actual development of urban areas is notorganised or left as what is progressing now such as in Indonesia, the pseudo urbanizationmay occur in the area.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31258/jip.9.15.833-845


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