HIGHLIGHTS-Malaysia announces consumption, property taxes in 2014 budget
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:00am EDT
* To further increase access to home ownership at affordable
prices, an estimated 223,000 units of new houses will be built
by the government and the private sector in 2014.
- Companies that specialise in affordable housing
development include Hua Yang Bhd.
* Government to allocate 578 million ringgit to the National
Housing Department (JPN) for low cost flats consisting of 16,473
* Malaysian's government to provide 80,000 housing units with an
allocation of 1 billion ringgit under affordable housing scheme.
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0 per cent for the period 2000-2010. The rate was lower compared to that of 2.6 per cent during 1991-2000 (Chart 2). The state with the highest growth rate for the period 2000-2010 was W. P. Putrajaya (17.8%), followed by Selangor (2.7%), Melaka (2.6%) and Sabah (2.1%). Among the states which experienced lower growth rate were Terengganu (1.4%), Perak (1.4%), W. P. Labuan (1.3%) and Perlis (1.2%).
3. Population distribution
Population distribution by state indicated that Selangor was the most populous state (5.46 million), followed by Johor (3.35 million) and Sabah (3.21 million). The population share of these states to the total population of Malaysia was 42.4 per cent. The least populated states were W. P. Putrajaya (72,413) and W .P. Labuan (86,908).[pic]
4. Population density
Population density of Malaysia stood at 86 persons per square kilometre in 2010 compared with 71 persons in 2000. Unlike the population distribution, the population density revealed a different picture. Selangor being the most populous state was only ranked fifth in terms of population density with 674 persons per square kilometre. Among the most densely populated states were W. P. Kuala Lumpur (6,891 persons), Pulau Pinang (1,490 persons) and W. P. Putrajaya (1,478 persons).
In tandem with Malaysia's rapid development, the proportion of urban population increased to 71.0 per cent in 2010 compared with 62.0 per cent in 2000 (Chart 5). Apart from W. P. Kuala Lumpur and W. P. Putrajaya with 100 per cent level in urbanisation, the other states with high level of urbanisation were Selangor and Pulau Pinang with 91.4 per cent and 90.8 per cent respectively (Chart 6). Conversely, the states with lower urbanisation levels were Kelantan (42.4%), Pahang (50.5%) and Perlis (51.4%).
6. Ethnic composition
The total population was 28.3 million of which 91.8 per cent were Malaysian citizens and 8.2 per cent were non-citizens. Malaysian citizens consist of the ethnic groups Bumiputera (67.4%), Chinese (24.6%), Indians (7.3%) and Others (0.7%).
Among the Malaysian citizens,...