The Department of Statistics has been productive in the past few weeks. Apart from regular monthly statistical releases, the Department has been producing sectoral and yearly reports in relatively large number. One of the latest involves migration report. There is one surprise from the report that I would want to share. At least, it is [...]
Below is the income distribution of Malaysian household as published by the Department of Statistics in its 2009 Household Income Survey. Income is measured in ringgit Malaysia per month. The red bar more or less describes the median Malaysian household in terms of income.
There are a lot of conversations about income these days. In Malaysia, the conversations also get a bit racial sometimes. But how did it look like over the past years? The following describes the average Malaysian household monthly income (pre-tax) according to ethnicity: This is in nominal ringgit, i.e. it does not account for inflation. [...]
The following describes expenditure pattern of average Malaysian household of different (monthly) income class in 1999. This is based on the Department of Statistics’ Household Expenditure Survey published in 2000.
Dear Stats Department, I would like to request that you revert to your immediate previous design for your website. I find that that particular design as particularly friendly. It gave a no-frill experience for a majority of your visitors, whom I believe are there for the valuable statistics that you provide. Your department and your [...]
The Department of Statistics releases the Industrial Production Index today: Sectors Index October 2009 % Changes Year-on-Year % Changes Month-on-Month IPI 106.5 0.7 5.7 Mining index 96.4 -2.7 2.3 Manufacturing index 109.9 1.0 7.0 Electricity index 123.1 13.4 7.7 The important column is the year-on-year one. The Industrial Production Index (IPI) in October 2009 posted [...]
One of the few industries that are truly reflective of the real economy is the retail industry. The reason is that retailing is the industry which will enjoy or suffer the initial wave of any change in the health of consumers’ real wealth. Today, the Department of Statistics finally made public the performance of the [...]
I was doing some research and needed to get some data from the Statistics Department. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the website of the Department has seen an improvement. It is prettier than the old version and more navigable too. Good work to whoever that worked on the website. p/s — I [...]