The survey population is defined to cover persons who live in private living quarters in Malaysia and hence exclude persons residing in institutions such as hotels, lodging houses, hostels, hospitals, old folk’s homes, military barracks, and prisons.
Information for this survey only covers usual household members who meet the following criteria:
Employment in the informal sector includes all occupation in the informal sector or worked at least in the informal sector establishment in the reference period, irrespective of their status in employment and whether it was their main or secondary job. However, the survey only covers the main occupation.
Criteria of informal sector establishment includes establishment not registered with CCM and professional bodies, the size of the establishment is less than 10 workers and all or at least one goods or services produced are meant for sale or barter transactions.
The activity of insurance is intended to provide individual institutional units exposed to certain risks with financial protection against the consequences of the occurrence of specified events; it is also a form of financial intermediation in which funds are collected from policyholders and invested in financial or other assets which are held as technical reserves to meet future claims arising from the occurrence of the events specified in the insurance policies.
Interest is a form of income that is receivable by the owners of certain kinds of financial assets, namely: deposits, debt securities, loans and (possibly) other accounts receivable for putting the financial asset at the disposal of another institutional unit.
Intermediate consumption consists of the value of the goods and services consumed as inputs by a process of production, excluding fixed assets whose consumption is recorded as consumption of fixed capital.
Those who have changed their usual place of residence at various geographical levels. They may be categorised as inter-state migrants, if they move from one state to another. If they move within the same state, they are categorised as intra-state migrants.
Internal migrants = Inter-state migrants + Intra-state migrants
Those who have moved from other countries to Malaysia.
Inventories consist of stocks of outputs that are still held by the units that produced them prior to their being further processed, sold, delivered to other units or used in other ways and stocks of products acquired from other units that are intended to be used for intermediate consumption or for resale without further processing.