What is the demography?

Demography is the study of population, especially fertility (births), mortality (death), marriage & divorce and migration. It involves the scientific study of the size, distribution and composition of spaces and how these three components vary over time.

Is the population data available to the small area?

Population data is provided at the national level to the small area that is Malaysia, state, strata (urban/rural), administrative district, mukim, Local Authority Area (LAA), Parliament and State Legislative Assembly (DUN).

What is the definition of urban areas used by the Department?

The definition of urban is:

“Gazetted areas with their adjoining built-up areas, which had a combined population of 10,000 or more at the time of the Census 2010 or the special development area that can be identified, which at least had a population of 10,000 with at least 60 % of population (aged 15 years and above) were involved in non-agricultural activities.”

Built-up areas were contiguous to a gazetted area and had at least 60% of their population (aged 15 years and above) engaged in non-agricultural activities.

Special development areas are areas of development that can be identified and separated from any gazetted area or built- up area more than 5 km and the area had a population of at least 10,000 with 60% of the population (aged 15 years and above) were involved in non-agricultural.