Statistics and facts about Bali's Badung tourist area

Every year, thousands of tourists come to Kuta and Nusa Dua to enjoy their vacation, but let's go beyond the entertainment brochures and take a look at the life of these places through statistical data.


The Badung District in Bali is an administrative area that encompasses the main tourist territories, including the beaches along the entire southern coast of the island. Numbers will help understand how people involved in tourism lead their lives, what opportunities for education and health are available to their families. This is a glimpse into the everyday life of the district and its residents, who make this tourist part of the island attractive.
The Badung District (not to be confused with the major city of Bandung in West Java) is divided into 6 sub-districts, including tourist zones - South Kuta, Kuta, and North Kuta, as well as residential areas towards Denpasar. There are 62 villages and 120 traditional settlements located here.
The total area of the district is 418.52 square kilometers, including 276.6 hectares of agricultural rice fields.

Weather and climate

In this part of the island, the air temperature varies from a minimum of 22.5°C to a maximum of 32°C, with an average temperature of 27.65°C. Most precipitation occurs from October to March during the rainy season.
Humidity levels range from 61% to 93.33%, with an average value of 81%.
The "Bali winter," associated with the windy season and cooler weather, occurs from June to September. However, a more noticeable drop in temperature is felt closer to the volcano and in the central part of the island.

Population and employment

In the Badung District, approximately 549,500 people reside, with an average life expectancy of 75.5 years.
The literacy rate in the age group of 15 and above is 97.62%, and among individuals aged 42 and above, it is 94.55%.
The Human Development Index, reflecting the standard of living, education, and income, is assessed at 82.13%. The unemployment rate in the year 2022 was 6.87%, and the impoverished population amounted to 18.28 thousand individuals, constituting 2.53% of the total population.
The Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) at current prices has reached 55 billion rupiahs, and the economic growth in 2022 stood at 9.97%, indicating dynamic development in the region.


In the Badung District, people of various faiths coexist in peace and harmony, and there are no religious conflicts on the island.
As Bali is a predominantly Hindu island, the majority of the population consists of local Balinese people who follow Hinduism. Muslims are the second-largest religious group, primarily consisting of residents from the neighboring island of Java, as well as Lombok and Sumatra.
Protestants and Catholics mainly come from the islands of Sulawesi, Borneo, and Flores, along with a sizable Chinese diaspora residing in Indonesia. Surprisingly, there is a "devil's dozen" of 13 identified atheists in the area.
The number of religious buildings in Badung is 6,244. These are mainly Balinese temples, they are called purami, these are places of worship of deities and spirits.

Family fortune acts

Family status records have been analyzed for the period of 5 years, from 2017 to 2022, revealing a remarkable phenomenon: while an average of 400-500 marriages were contracted each year, there is no record of any divorces in the statistical data for these five years.
This may be attributed to the fact that divorces are not welcomed in traditional Balinese society, or perhaps because, in the event of divorce, children stay with the father rather than the mother. While these statistical improvements are notable, their impact on the internal well-being of local residents remains unknown, and we refrain from making judgments in this regard.

Obtaining secondary and higher education

In Badung, there are 235 public and private schools, including 10 religious educational institutions. The number of teachers as of the beginning of 2023 was 728. The literacy rate among the population aged 15 to 49 is 100%, indicating those who can read and write. In the age group of 45 to 50, the literacy rate is 94.5%, and among individuals older than 50, it is 92.7%.
In the year 2022, only 3.25% of the population did not attend school. However, not everyone pursues higher education.

Minimal salary

The Minimum Regional Wage (MRW) is set by the administrations in all regions of Bali. In the Badung district, the minimum wage exhibited the following dynamics: in 2010, it was 1.1 million IDR, by 2015, it had almost doubled to nearly 2 million IDR, during the pandemic period, it reached 3 million IDR. However, in 2022, this growth began to slow down, and by the beginning of 2023, it was around 3.3 million Indonesian rupiahs. This means that if you hire a local worker, you must pay them at least the specified MRW amount.
The number of government officials in the Badung district in 2022 was 3,583 women and 3,307 men.

Poverty line, number and percentage of poor people in Badung district, 2015–2022

The poverty line is the income level minimally necessary to cover basic needs such as food, housing, and medical care. It is a kind of "threshold" below which life becomes impossible.
In 2015, in the tourist areas of Bali, it was set at 454,916 Indonesian rupiahs. At that time, 14.4 thousand people, or 2.33% of the total population of the region, lived below the poverty line.
By 2022, the poverty line had increased to 633,769 IDR, and the number of poor people was 18.8 thousand.
The lowest poverty rates were recorded in 2019, before the pandemic, when the percentage was 1.78% of the total population, equivalent to 11.89 thousand individuals.

Medical support

In the area, extensive medical services are available, with 9 general hospitals and 13 clinics providing healthcare to the population. In addition to these, there are private clinics in tourist areas that are not included in this list, as well as private medical offices, including "bidan" (midwifery services).
The number of children aged 0–12 months who received vaccinations according to the regular schedule in 2022 was 10,220 people.

Higher education institutions and library

Polytechnic University
In the Badung district, there is a State Polytechnic Institute that was established in 1987. The Bali Polytechnic consists of a large number of faculties, including technical, economic, and computer faculties, which train specialists in various fields. By looking at some of them, you can see where Balinese students are educated and possibly choose a program for your own education.
Faculties of the Polytechnic University
Department of Civil Engineering, it includes training in such programs as:
- Civil Engineering
- Construction project management
- Construction technologies
- Building
- Construction technologies
- Water buildings
- Concrete foundation
Engineering Department:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioning
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering:
- Electrical Engineering
- Information Management
- Automation Engineering
- Device Design Technology
- Cable Tensioning Maintenance
- Computer Networks
- Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Tax Accounting
- Tax Management
- Business Administration
- International Business Management
- Digital Business
Commercial Management:
- Digital Business Operations Management
- Digital Office Operations
- Tourist Business
- Hotel Business
Tourism Department:
- Tourism Business Management
- Tourism Planning
Udayana University
Udayana University (abbreviated as UNUD) is a state university located in Jimbaran. It was founded on September 29, 1962.
Currently, it offers 1 postgraduate program and has 13 faculties, including cultural studies, the medical faculty, law, engineering, agriculture, the faculty of economics and business, the faculty of animal husbandry, the faculty of mathematics, natural sciences, and others.
The total number of permanent and non-permanent teaching staff at Udayana University in 2022 was 1,634 educators.
In the Badung district, there is also a regional library that is utilized by students and local residents. The number of registered library members in 2022 was 1,171 people, with a total of 10,824 visitors. The number of borrowed books by the end of 2022 amounted to 646 copies.

Data on violations of public safety and order

In 2022, the Badung regency faced 741 cases of public safety violations. Out of these, 368 were successfully resolved. The crime statistics include incidents such as:
- 1 case of a serious attack with murder, 2 cases resolved.
- 86 cases of grand theft, with 29 cases resolved.
- 99 cases of ordinary theft, with 34 cases under investigation.
- 67 cases of motorcycle theft, with 16 cases recovered.
- 64 cases of embezzlement in the workplace, with 37 cases closed.
- 58 cases of fraud, with 17 cases solved.
- 74 cases of drug-related crimes, with 85 cases closed.
- 10 cases of domestic violence, with 18 cases closed.
As a result of these incidents, 332 Indonesian citizens and 15 foreign citizens were detained.

Road accident data for 2022

In 2022, there were 165 road traffic accidents in the Badung district. As a result of these incidents:
- 190 people sustained minor injuries.
- 15 people suffered from serious injuries.
- 62 people lost their lives.
The highest number of incidents occurred in August and September, with 34 accidents resulting in 20 fatalities.
The number of fines for speeding in 2022 amounted to 15,371, totaling 186.5 million IDR.
It's worth noting that there are 142 bridges in the Badung district contributing to the road infrastructure.
Regarding the trade infrastructure, by the end of 2022, there were approximately 730 establishments, including:
- 66 public markets.
- 15 shopping complexes.
- 649 supermarkets, chain stores, and other large shops.


The book "Badung in Figures 2023" provides more detailed information along with a thorough analysis of all statistical data. It covers various aspects of life in the region. Analyzing such data will offer valuable insights for making informed decisions, whether it's planning a relocation or opening a business.
These details will help you assess the potential of the area, anticipate development trends, and take measures for successful adaptation to the local socio-economic environment.
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