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Data Brief. 2019 Mar 1;23:103804. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103804. eCollection 2019 Apr.

Data on agricultural and nonagricultural land use in peri-urban and rural area.

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Departement of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jember, Indonesia.
Departement of Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jember, Indonesia.
Departement of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jember, Indonesia.


The data in this article describes the land use characteristics at peri-urban and rural areas, on Jember District, in the Province of East Java, Indonesia. The types of land use covered in the data are agricultural and residential land. The data was a result of a research collaboration between the Department of Agribusiness, Department of Soil Science, and the Department of Agricultural Extension in the University of Jember. The general purpose of the data collection was to compare the characteristics of different land use in the peri-urban and rural area. The data has been compiled to investigate the economic rent of varying land use in peri-urban and rural areas to explain the dynamic of farmland conversion, and to investigate the farmland distribution among farmer in the peri-urban area. The data contains technical and socio-economic aspects of land use in peri-urban and rural areas. The data were collected through structured interviews with farmers and homeowners in each area. A total of 200 interviews were conducted to 100 farmers and homeowners. The location of each respondent was recorded with the location-marking feature of the GPS to represent the distribution of samples. The tracking feature of the GPS was used to locate the physical infrastructure such as irrigation canal, road, and market. In total, the data contained 29 variables and attached as the supplementary material of this data article.


Land use characteristics; Peri-urban area; Rural area

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