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[2921] A map of East Malaysian districts based on the 2019 median household income

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:

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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.
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Economics

[2920] A map of Peninsula Malaysian districts based on the 2019 median household income

This is something that I have always wanted to see but I do not think I have seen them in the media. So, I decided to do it myself.

This is a map representing the median household median income for all Peninsular Malaysian districts, based on data from the 2019 Household Income Survey.

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Out of 90 districts:

  • 3 districts have median of less than RM3,000 per month (all in Kelantan)
  • 29 districts between RM2,999 and RM4,000 per month
  • 24 districts between RM3,999 and RM5,000 per month
  • 16 districts between RM4,999 and RM6,000 per month
  • 9 districts between RM5,999 and RM7,000 per month
  • 3 districts between RM6,999 and RM8,000 per month (Klang, Johor Bahru, Kulai)
  • 6 districts RM8,000 per month and above (KL, Putrajaya, Gombak, Petaling, Sepang and Hulu Langat)

There are a lot of reds in the map but it is worth to remember, the map is not weighted by population. There are much more people living in the non-red districts than in the red ones.

On another point, Terengganu offers a contrast to the red-orange Peninsular east coast.

I used a Wikipedia map as the base and then colored it based on 7 income classifications I made. I have not done the same for Sabah and Sarawak because… the number of administrative districts there is humongous. And it took me about an hour to do┬áthis map alone.