This publication presents statistics on the professional services that was compiled based on Economic Census conducted in 2016 for reference year 2015. Professional services comprise activities of architectural; engineering; land & quantity surveying; accounting; legal; advertising; management consultancy and market research; veterinary; scientific research & development and technical testing & analysis; and other professional.
PERFORMANCE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Findings of the census showed a total of 34,045 establishments operated in professional services compared to 19,215 establishments in 2010, increased by 14,830 establishments. The annual growth rate was 12.1 per cent annually.
Value of gross output generated by this services in 2015 was RM40.4 billion, increased by RM19.5 billion or 14.2 per cent per year. In line with value of gross output, the value added recorded an increased of 15.6 per cent annually posted at RM24.3 billion.
Number of persons engaged in professional services was 314,292 persons in 2015 compared to 165,062 persons in 2010 with annual growth rate of 13.8 per cent per year. This services recorded a total of 284,323 persons as paid full-time employees with percentage share of 90.5 per cent, while working proprietors and unpaid family workers 24,433 persons (7.8%) and paid part-time employees 5,536 persons (1.8%). Meanwhile, the total salaries & wages paid in 2015 were RM10.1 billion compared to RM4.4 billion in 2010 with annual growth rate of 17.8 per cent annually.
In 2015, there were 4,124 women-owned establishments in professional services compared to 2,800 establishments with annual growth rate of 8.1 per cent per year. These accounted 12.1 per cent of the total establishments in these services.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
31 July 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my