BANDUNG - The quality of human life in West Java Province continues to progress, this is indicated by the increasing Human Development Index (HDI) of West Java Province.
According to information from the West Java Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in 2018, West Java Province HDI has reached 71.30.
This figure increased by 0.61 points compared to West Java Province HDI in 2017 which amounted to 70.69.
Head of West Java BPS Dody Herlando said that in 2018, human development in West Java is still "high" status, still the same as its status in 2017. The HDI of West Java Province in 2018 grew by 0.86 percent compared to 2017.
The increase in HDI in 2018 is supported by the increasing component of the HDI. Newborns have the opportunity to live up to 72.66 years, 0.19 years longer than those born the previous year.
7-year-old children have the opportunity to attend 12.45 years of schooling, 0.03 years longer than 2017.
Meanwhile, the population aged 25 years and above has an average education of 8.15 years, an increase of 0.01 years compared to the previous year.
Likewise with the per capita expenditure component (constant 2012 prices) the community has reached IDR 10.79 million in 2018, an increase of IDR 505,000 compared to the previous year's expenditure.