Palembang, Indonesia Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Palembang, Indonesia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Palembang in 2020 is 1,723,000, a 1.77% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Palembang in 2019 was 1,693,000, a 1.68% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Palembang in 2018 was 1,665,000, a 1.65% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Palembang in 2017 was 1,638,000, a 1.68% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Indonesia
City Name Population
Jakarta 10,770,000
Bekasi 3,394,000
Surabaya 2,944,000
Depok 2,727,000
Bandung 2,580,000
Tangerang 2,339,000
Medan 2,338,000
Semarang 1,866,000
Palembang 1,723,000
Ujung Pandang 1,584,000
Batam 1,546,000
Pekan Baru 1,205,000
Bogor 1,160,000
Bandar Lampung 1,092,000
Tasikmalaya 1,056,000
Samarinda 1,010,000
Denpasar 987,000
Padang 980,000
Malang 887,000
Banjarmasin 732,000
Balikpapan 682,000
Pontianak 668,000
Jambi 626,000
Surakarta 527,000
Ambon 513,000
Mataram 505,000
Manado 443,000
Yogyakarta 440,000
Bengkulu 401,000
Sukabumi 340,000
Cirebon 320,000
Jayapura 314,000
Pekalongan 313,000
Palembang - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,723,000 1.77%
2019 1,693,000 1.68%
2018 1,665,000 1.65%
2017 1,638,000 1.68%
2016 1,611,000 1.64%
2015 1,585,000 1.67%
2014 1,559,000 1.70%
2013 1,533,000 1.66%
2012 1,508,000 1.62%
2011 1,484,000 1.71%
2010 1,459,000 0.21%
2009 1,456,000 0.00%
2008 1,456,000 0.00%
2007 1,456,000 -0.07%
2006 1,457,000 0.00%
2005 1,457,000 0.00%
2004 1,457,000 -0.07%
2003 1,458,000 0.00%
2002 1,458,000 0.00%
2001 1,458,000 -0.07%
2000 1,459,000 2.53%
1999 1,423,000 2.60%
1998 1,387,000 2.51%
1997 1,353,000 2.58%
1996 1,319,000 2.49%
1995 1,287,000 2.55%
1994 1,255,000 2.53%
1993 1,224,000 2.60%
1992 1,193,000 2.49%
1991 1,164,000 3.01%
1990 1,130,000 3.76%
1989 1,089,000 3.81%
1988 1,049,000 3.86%
1987 1,010,000 3.80%
1986 973,000 3.84%
1985 937,000 3.77%
1984 903,000 3.79%
1983 870,000 3.82%
1982 838,000 3.84%
1981 807,000 3.59%
1980 779,000 3.45%
1979 753,000 3.29%
1978 729,000 3.40%
1977 705,000 3.37%
1976 682,000 3.33%
1975 660,000 3.29%
1974 639,000 3.40%
1973 618,000 3.34%
1972 598,000 3.10%
1971 580,000 2.11%
1970 568,000 1.97%
1969 557,000 2.20%
1968 545,000 2.06%
1967 534,000 2.10%
1966 523,000 2.15%
1965 512,000 1.99%
1964 502,000 2.03%
1963 492,000 2.07%
1962 482,000 3.21%
1961 467,000 4.71%
1960 446,000 4.94%
1959 425,000 4.94%
1958 405,000 4.92%
1957 386,000 4.61%
1956 369,000 5.13%
1955 351,000 4.78%
1954 335,000 5.02%
1953 319,000 4.59%
1952 305,000 5.17%
1951 290,000 4.69%
1950 277,000 0.00%