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Social Statistics Bulletin, Malaysia, 2016

Release Date : Thursday 15, December 2016 1200

INTRODUCTION

Social Statistics Bulletin, Malaysia, 2016 presents selected social statistics as the basic indicators for measuring the quality of life and well-being of the population at the national and state level. The main areas covered are population, housing, health, education, employment, social services, public safety and communication & recreation. Selected social statistics on health, education and public safety are highlighted as follows:

A)  HEALTH

Doctor to Population Ratio

The number of doctors increased from 45,565 (2014) to 46,491 persons in 2015. This showed an increase of 2.0 per cent compared to 2014. Doctor to population ratio for 2015 was 671 persons compared to 674 persons in 2014.

Dentist to Population Ratio

In 2015, the number of dentists showed an increase of 8.4 per cent from 5,888 persons in 2014 to 6,384 persons. However, dentist to population ratio decreased from 5,215 persons (2014) to 4,885 persons (2015).

 

Dengue Fever

Incidence rate for dengue fever increased from 357.49 per 100,000 population (2014) to 392.96 per 100,000 population (2015). Three states recorded incidence rates for dengue fever which exceeded the national level, namely Selangor (1,065.93 per 100,000 population), W.P. Kuala Lumpur (443.25 per 100,000 population) and Johor (441.33 per 100,000 population).

 

B)   EDUCATION

Student Teacher Ratio in Primary School

The number of teacher in government and government-aided primary schools was 233,365 in 2015, an increase of 1,133 teachers compared to 232,232 in 2014. Student teacher ratio in government and government-aided primary schools for Malaysia in 2014 and 2015 were recorded as 11.7 and 11.5 respectively.

Student Teacher Ratio in Secondary School

The number of teacher in government and government-aided secondary schools was 181,975 in 2015, an increase of 1,751 teachers compared to 180,224 in 2014. Student teacher ratio in government and government-aided secondary schools in Malaysia decreased from 12.5 (2014) to 12.0 (2015).

 

C)   PUBLIC SAFETY

Road Accidents

The statistics of road accidents reported an increase for the period of 2014 (476,196 cases) until 2015 (489,606 cases). However, the number of injuries in road accident reported showed a decrease from 13,030 (2014) to 11,552 (2015). Number of death in road accident reported was 6,674 cases in 2014 and 6,706 cases in 2015.

 

In 2015, the highest number of incidents in road accidents occurred from 4.01–6.00 pm with 1,896 cases. Meanwhile, the lowest number of incident in road accidents was from 4.01–6.00 am with 515 cases. 

 

 

The detailed information regarding this report can be accessed through the eStatistik application in the website of Department of Statistics, Malaysia, www.dosm.gov.my.

 

RELEASED BY:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA

15 December 2016

 

Released By:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
15 December 2016

Contact person:

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