Inter-regional migration in the Netherlands Indies in the period to 1930


Shows lifetime migration, that is, the number of people found by the 1930 census to have been born in another administrative region.

Further reading

Volkstelling 1930; Census of 1930 in Netherlands India. 8 vols.  Batavia: Landsdrukkerij, 1933‑1936.

Houben, Vincent J.H., ‘Before departure: coolie labour recruitment in Java, 1900-1942', Vincent J.H Houben and J. Thomas Lindblad, eds., Coolie labour in colonial Indonesia: a study of labour relations in the outer islands, c. 1900-1940. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1999, pp. 25-42.

Map number from Cribb, Historical Atlas of Indonesia (2000)


Year span

1900 - 1930