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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
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Area (km2)* 21,038 21,038 20,976    
Population (million)          
  Total 2.47 2.48 2.49 2.50 2.51e
  Male 1.25 1.26 1.26 1.27 1.27e
  Female 1.22 1.23 1.23 1.24 1.24e
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3e
Birth and Death ( per 1,000 population )          
  Crude Birth Rate 14.7 14.4 14.0    
  Crude Death Rate 7.0 7.2 7.2    
Total Fertility Rate# 2.1 2.0 1.9    
Life expectancy at birth (years)          
Male 71.3 71.1 71.0 71.0p 71.0e
Female 77.1 77.3 77.2 77.2p 77.2e
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)          
  GDP at constant 2015 prices (RM million) 63,176 65,958 69,291e 72,942p  
  GDP per capita at current prices (RM) 25,610 27,343 29,335e 30,303p  
  GDP Growth (%)   4.4 5.1e 5.3p  
Employment 2          
  Labour Force ('000) 1,014.3 1,023.1 1,052.4 1,069.8  
  Employed ('000) 981.8 988.2 1,013.3 1,034.8  
  Unemployed ('000) 32.5 34.8 39.1 35.0  
  Labour Force Participation Rates, LFPR (%)          
       Total 61.4 61.7 63.0 63.3  
       Male 76.3 76.1 75.9 76.0  
       Female 45.9 46.7 49.4 50.0  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.2 3.4 3.7 3.3  

Note:

  1. 2015 - 2019: Population Estimates based on the adjusted Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2010.
  2. Employment data in 2010 and 2011 has been revised based on the latest population estimates from the Census of Population and Housing 2010, which was adjusted for under-enumeration.
  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.