In 2015, total household income recorded RM694.1 billion with compensation of employees & unincorporated business profits as the main contributor with a value of RM501.5 billion (72.2%). Distributed profits as well as social benefits & periodical payments contributed RM92.0 billion (13.3%) and RM62.2 billion (9.0%) respectively.
Total household income for citizen in Malaysia recorded a value of RM667.1 billion in 2015, where the high income category registered RM178.4 billion, medium income category RM262.2 billion and low income category RM226.5 billion. The sources of household income include compensation of employees & unincorporated business profits, distributed profits, household borrowing, social benefits & periodical payments and current transfers.
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Compensation of employees & unincorporated business profits was the main income for households in all categories of income. Distributed profits was the second largest income received by high income category and medium income category with a share of 18.8 per cent and 13.6 per cent respectively. Meanwhile, low income category received higher social benefits & periodical payments and current transfer 17.0 per cent as compared with high income category 5.4 per cent and medium income category 6.0 per cent.
HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE DOMINATED BY THE CONSUMPTION ON DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED COMMODITIES
Meanwhile, consumption on domestic & imported commodities was the main expenditure for households amounted RM616.7 billion (88.8%). Total income tax & other current taxes paid by households was RM37.9 billion (5.5%) and non-factor income paid to abroad was RM28.9 billion (4.2%).
Household expenditure: Value and percentage share
Social Accounting Matrix 2015 publication also includes the revised compensation of employee for 2014 and the 2018 preliminary data for compensation of employee and income taxes. More information on the Social Accounting Matrix can be obtained from the DOSM website at www.dosm.gov.my.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
20 December 2019
Rohaida binti Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
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Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my