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Sarawak

Sarawak is located in the northwest of the island of Borneo and bordered: 
i. Brunei in the north;
ii. Sabah in the northeast;
iii. Indonesia in the south; and
iv. South China Sea in the west.
 
Sarawak @ a Glance
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Area (km2)* 124,451 124,450      
Population (million)          
  Total 2.74 2.77 2.79 2.81e  
  Male 1.43 1.44 1.46 1.47e  
  Female 1.31 1.32 1.34 1.35e  
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.8e  
Birth and Death ( per 1,000 population )          
  Crude Birth Rate 13.9 13.6      
  Crude Death Rate 4.6 4.7      
Total Fertility Rate # 1.7 1.7      
Life expectancy at birth (years)          
  Male 74.5 74.4 74.6 74.6p 74.6e
  Female 78.3 78.2 78.4 78.4p 78.4e
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)          
  GDP at constant 2015 prices (RM million) 124,513 130,106e 132,665p    
  GDP per capita at current prices (RM) 45,346 50,149e 52,301p    
  GDP Growth (%) 2.4 4.5e 2.0p    
Employment 2          
  Labour Force ('000) 1,260.2 1,292.6 1,316.7 1,346.8  
  Employed ('000) 1,218.2 1,253.7 1,274.4 1,304.7  
  Unemployed ('000) 41.9 38.9 42.3 42.1  
  Labour Force Participation Rates, LFPR (%)          
       Total 67.7 67.8 67.9 68.4  
       Male 82.4 81.8 82.6 83.3  
       Female 51.1 52.1 51.5 51.7  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.3 3.0 3.2 3.1  

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.