Global Data Lab

Institute for Management Research
Radboud University

GDL Area Database (3.6.0)

Free Sub-National Development Indicators

126 indicators, 128 countries, 1337 sub-national regions
35.9 million persons, 8.1 million households
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Blue numbers are estimated

% population in urban areas

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Malaysia (Asia/Pacific)
Total 71.2 69.4 67.7 65.9 64.1 62.3 60.5 58.8 57.0 55.2 53.4 51.7 49.9 48.1 46.3 44.5 42.8 41.0
Urban 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Rural 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Poor 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.4
Nonpoor 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8
Lowest 25% 44.5 43.1 41.8 40.5 39.1 37.8 36.5 35.2 33.8 32.5 31.2 29.9 28.5 27.2 25.9 24.5 23.2 21.9
Second 25% 50.9 50.7 50.4 50.1 49.9 49.6 49.3 49.1 48.8 48.5 48.3 48.0 47.7 47.5 47.2 46.9 46.7 46.4
Third 25% 85.5 82.7 79.9 77.1 74.3 71.5 68.6 65.8 63.0 60.2 57.4 54.6 51.8 49.0 46.1 43.3 40.5 37.7
Highest 25% 98.2 96.0 93.9 91.7 89.5 87.4 85.2 83.1 80.9 78.8 76.6 74.4 72.3 70.1 68.0 65.8 63.7 61.5
Central (Perak, Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan) 65.2 65.2 65.2 65.2 65.2 65.2 65.2
East (Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang) 27.5 27.5 27.5 27.5 27.5 27.5 27.5
East Malaysia (Saba, Sarawak) 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5
North (Perlis, Kedah, Penang) 39.6 39.6 39.6 39.6 39.6 39.6 39.6
South (Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor) 54.3 54.3 54.3 54.3 54.3 54.3 54.3
Johor 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8
Kedah 45.0 45.0 45.0 45.0 45.0 45.0 45.0
Kelantan 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0
Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Labuan Federal Territory 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5
Melaka 75.3 75.3 75.3 75.3 75.3 75.3 75.3
Negeri Sembilan 64.0 64.0 64.0 64.0 64.0 64.0 64.0
Pahang 46.8 46.8 46.8 46.8 46.8 46.8 46.8
Perak 64.2 64.2 64.2 64.2 64.2 64.2 64.2
Perlis 38.1 38.1 38.1 38.1 38.1 38.1 38.1
Pulau Pinang 79.4 79.4 79.4 79.4 79.4 79.4 79.4
Sabah 50.1 50.1 50.1 50.1 50.1 50.1 50.1
Sarawak 54.0 54.0 54.0 54.0 54.0 54.0 54.0
Selangor 90.4 90.4 90.4 90.4 90.4 90.4 90.4
Terengganu 54.3 54.3 54.3 54.3 54.3 54.3 54.3