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Kedah

Kedah is located in the north of Peninsular Malaysia and bounded: 
i. Perlis and Thailand in the north; 
ii. Perak in the east and the south; and 
iii. Straits of Malacca in the west
 
Kedah @ a Glance
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Area (km2)* 9,486 9,425 9,447 9,447  
Population (million)          
  Total 2.04 2.06 2.10 2.12 2.15e
  Male 1.03 1.05 1.06 1.08 1.09e
  Female 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.06e
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 1.9 1.1 1.6 1.1 1.2e
Birth and Death ( per 1,000 population )          
  Crude Birth Rate 17.2 17.7 17.5 17.0  
  Crude Death Rate 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.5  
Total Fertility Rate# 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.3  
Life Expectancy (years)          
Male 70.3 70.4 70.4 70.5p 70.5e
Female 76.1 76.1 76.1 76.3p 76.3e
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)          
  GDP at constant 2010 prices (RM million) 32,740 34,098 36,008e 37,170p  
  GDP per capita at current prices (RM) 16,616 17,327 18,253e 19,152p  
  GDP Growth (%) 4.8 4.1 5.6e 3.2p  
Employment 2          
  Labour Force ('000) 862.8 884.1 905.3 910.9 930.8
  Employed ('000) 842.3 859.8 881.6 884.3 904.4
  Unemployed ('000) 20.5 24.3 23.7 26.6 26.4
  Labour Force Participation Rates, LFPR (%)          
       Total 63.8 64.2 64.6 64.2 64.7
       Male 78.3 77.1 76.8 76.5 76.8
       Female 48.7 50.7 51.9 51.4 52.1
  Unemployment Rate (%) 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.9 2.8

Notes:

  1. 2013 - 2017: Population Estimates based on the adjusted Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2010.
  2. Starting 2011, the labour force statistics are estimated based on the latest current population estimates. Therefore the annually statistics labour force time series is updated.
  3. # Total Fertility Rate: The rate per woman aged 15-49 years.
  4. p Preliminary.
  5. e Estimate.
  6. The added total may differ due to rounding.
  7. * Source: Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia