SELECTED STATISTICS POPULATION'S MIGRATION
For the period of 2015–2016, 2.0 per cent of the population aged one year and over were migrants. Nearly two-thirds or 63.9 per cent of the total number of migrants were intra-state migrants and inter-state migrants were 24.8 per cent. This indicates that migrants would rather move within the state instead of moving to another state. Meanwhile, international migrants who have moved from abroad to Malaysia were 11.3 per cent.
For inter-state movement, Selangor was the main receiving state of migrants while the main sending state of migrants was W.P. Kuala Lumpur. For intra-state movement, the majority of migrants at state level were also focused to urban areas within the same state for the period of 2015–2016.
1Excludes migrants from Malaysia to other countries
REASONS FOR MIGRATION
Following family was the main reason for migration, exceeding 40.0 per cent for 2015–2016. This was followed by environment and career with percentages exceeding 20.0 per cent respectively.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
26 May 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my