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Median monthly salaries & wages of employees in 2018 rose 6.6 per cent to RM2,308
In 2018, 416.8 thousand teachers in Government & Government-aided Schools
Labour force in Malaysia increased 2.0% to nearly 15.3 million persons in 2018
Female LFPR rose 0.5 percentage points to 55.2 per cent in 2018

Social Statistics Bulletin, 2019

Release Date : Tuesday 26, November 2019 1200


Social Statistics Bulletin, Malaysia, 2019 presents selected social statistics as the basic indicators for measuring the quality of life and well-being of the population. The main areas covered are population, housing, health, education, employment, social services, public safety and communication & recreation. Selected social statistics on health, education, public safety and communication & recreation are highlighted as follows:



Diabetes mellitus was among the ten principal causes of death in 2018

Diabetes mellitus was among the ten principal medically certified causes of death in 2018. Hypertensive diseases showed the highest percentage increase of 73.2 per cent. This was followed by Chronic lower respiratory diseases (59.5%) and Malignant neoplasm of colon, rectum and anus (39.7%). Meanwhile, Transport accidents recorded a decline of 2.4 per cent to 4,391 deaths from 4,499 deaths (2017).

Chart 1: Ten principal causes of death (medically certified), Malaysia, 2017 and 2018





Student Teacher Ratio

Number of primary and secondary pupils in 2018 increased 0.7 per cent to 2,734.8 thousand and 3.1 per cent to 2,185.3 thousand respectively as compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, number of primary and secondary teachers declined, 0.5 per cent to 232.4 thousand and 2.2 per cent to 184.4 thousand. Teachers were attending more students in 2018. This is shown by the increasing pupil teacher ratio from 11.6 (2017) to 11.8 (2018) for primary school and 11.2 (2017) to 11.8 (2018) for secondary school.

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Selangor recorded the highest number of deaths for road accident in 2018

Road accidents reported to the Royal Malaysia Police in 2018 were 548,598 cases and only 1.1 per cent involved deaths. Selangor recorded the highest number of deaths in road accidents with 1,046 cases, while Kelantan recorded the highest number of injuries in road accidents with 1,626 cases. W.P Putrajaya recorded the lowest injuries and deaths cases with 10 cases and 7 cases respectively.

Chart 2: Deaths and injuries in road accident reported by state, Malaysia, 2018



Public transport registration recorded the highest growth rate in 2018

New registration of motor vehicle recorded an increase of 8.2 per cent in 2018 to 1,218,662 registrations as against 1,125,900 registrations in 2017. The highest increase was contributed by public transports (48.0%), followed by commercial vehicle (15.3%) and motorcycle (11.5%).


Exhibit 2: New registration of motor vehicle by type, Malaysia, 2017 and 2018


Appendix 1: Selected Social Statistics, Social Statistics Bulletin, 2019


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

Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

26 November 2019


Contact person:

Rohaida binti Mohamad 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my

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