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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
  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Area (km2)* 20,976        
Population (million)          
  Total 2.49 2.50 2.51e    
  Male 1.26 1.27 1.27e    
  Female 1.23 1.24 1.24e    
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 0.4 0.4 0.3e    
Birth and Death ( per 1,000 population )          
  Crude Birth Rate 14.0        
  Crude Death Rate 7.2        
Total Fertility Rate# 1.9        
Life expectancy at birth (years)          
Male 71.0 71.1 71.2p 71.2e  
Female 77.2 77.3 77.4p 77.4e  
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)          
  GDP at constant 2015 prices (RM million) 69,291e 72,942p      
  GDP per capita at current prices (RM) 29,335e 30,303p      
  GDP Growth (%) 5.1e 5.3p      
Employment 2          
  Labour Force ('000) 1,052.4 1,069.8 1,080.3    
  Employed ('000) 1,013.3 1,034.8 1,043.7    
  Unemployed ('000) 39.1 35.0 36.7    
  Labour Force Participation Rates, LFPR (%)          
       Total 63.0 63.3 63.6    
       Male 75.9 76.0 77.5    
       Female 49.4 50.0 49.1    
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.7 3.3 3.4    

Note:

  1. 2016 - 2019: Population Estimates based on the adjusted Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2010.
  2. # Total Fertility Rate: The rate per woman aged 15 - 49 years.
  3. p Preliminary.
  4. e Estimate.
  5. The added total may differ due to rounding.
  6. * Source: Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia.