So, I have managed to complete the map for Sabah and Sarawak yesterday after posting the map summarizing median income across Peninsular Malaysia at the district level. Here it is:
Just like the immediately previous post, these districts are colored based on the median household income, based on data from the 2019 Household Income Survey.
Out of 67 districts:
- 20 districts have median of less than RM3,000 per month
- 26 districts between RM2,999 and RM4,000 per month
- 13 districts between RM3,999 and RM5,000 per month
- 5 districts between RM4,999 and RM6,000 per month (Kuching, Samarahan, Miri, Penampang, Putatan)
- 2 district between RM5,999 and RM7,000 per month (Kota Kinabalu and Labuan)
- 1 district between RM6,999 and RM8,000 per month (Bintulu)
- None with RM8,000 per month and above
This map is a bit of a challenge to me because unlike Peninsular Malaysia where I pretty much know almost all of the districts and their location, I could not immediately locate many of Sabah and Sarawak districts immediately.
Sarawak especially has complicated divisions, districts and subdistricts. The subdistricts threw me off a bit and I had to spend a little bit more time to draw Sarawak.
And a few notes:
- Kuching has a spillover effect on neighboring districts. But I had expected Kuching to be more prosperous from median perspective. At least a green, but it is not.
- Bintulu has the oil and gas effect, just like in Terengganu.
- Miri gets a spillover effect from Brunei (and O&G)
- Kota Kinabalu (and Labuan) is an exceptional prosperous city amid a state of reds.