↑ Top

Sabah

Sabah is located on the north of the island of Borneo and bounded:
i. South China Sea in the north, east and west; 
ii. Indonesia in the south; and 
iii. Sarawak and W.P. Labuan in the southwest
 
Sabah @ a Glance
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Area (km2)* 73,904 73,904      
Population (million)          
  Total 3.80 3.86 3.90 3.90e  
  Male 1.99 2.01 2.04 2.04e  
  Female 1.82 1.84 1.86 1.86e  
Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.1e  
Birth and Death ( per 1,000 population )          
  Crude Birth Rate* 13.7 13.6      
  Crude Death Rate 3.4 3.6      
Total Fertility Rate # 1.4 1.4      
Life Expectancy at birth (years)6          
  Male 72.7 72.6 72.7 72.7p 73.0e
  Female 76.2 76.4 76.2 76.2p 76.0e
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)          
  GDP at constant 2015 prices (RM million) 77,518 83,744e 84,960p    
  GDP per capita at current prices (RM) 21,169 24,636e 25,861p    
  GDP Growth (%) 5.1 8.0e 1.5p    
Employment 2          
  Labour Force ('000) 1,927.1 1,903.8 1,937.6 2,025.7  
  Employed ('000) 1,823.7 1,796.3 1,825.5 1,908.6  
  Unemployed ('000) 103.3 107.5 112.2 117.1  
  Labour Force Participation Rates, LFPR (%)          
       Total 70.8 68.4 68.2 70.0  
       Male 85.4 84.8 85.0 85.9  
       Female 54.7 50.1 49.7 52.5  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 5.4 5.6 5.8 5.8  

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. Includes W.P. Labuan.
  7. The added total may differ due to rounding.
  8. * Source: Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia