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Perak

Perak is located in north and central region of Peninsular Malaysia and bounded: 
i. Thailand in the north; 
ii. Kelantan and Pahang in the east; 
iii. Selangor in the south; 
iv. Straits of Malacca in the west; and 
v. Penang and Kedah in the north west.
 
Perak @ a Glance
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Area (km2)* 20,904 21,038 21,038 21,038  
Population (million)          
  Total 2.45 2.46 2.47 2.48 2.5e
  Male 1.24 1.25 1.25 1.26 1.27e
  Female 1.21 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.23e
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.6e
Birth and Death ( per 1,000 population )          
  Crude Birth Rate 14.5 14.9 14.7 14.4  
  Crude Death Rate 6.7 6.9 7.0 7.2  
Total Fertility Rate# 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0  
Life Expectancy (years)          
Male 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.3p 71.3e
Female 76.9 77.0 77.1 77.2p 77.3e
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)          
  GDP at constant 2010 prices (RM million) 52,368 54,781 58,044e 60,408p  
  GDP per capita at current prices (RM) 22,445 24,130 25,451e 27,246p  
  GDP Growth (%) 5.2 4.6 6.0e 4.1p  
Employment 2          
  Labour Force ('000) 985.2 987.2 1,014.3 1,023.1 1,048.4
  Employed ('000) 947.8 954.1 981.8 988.2 1,009.3
  Unemployed ('000) 37.3 33.1 32.5 34.8 39.0
  Labour Force Participation Rates, LFPR (%)          
       Total 60.5 60.2 61.4 61.7 63.0
       Male 77.3 75.6 76.3 76.1 75.9
       Female 43.0 44.1 45.9 46.7 49.4
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.8 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.7

Note:

  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.