Malaysia is a country in South-East Asia bordering Thailand and Singapore, with its capital at Kuala Lumpur and population of approximately 31 million people. A member of the Commonwealth Nations, Malaysia also has a strong economic record in the region with an increasing GDP for the past 50 years, focused primarily in the areas of natural resources, science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism. It has a highly diverse ecosystem and is estimated to contain 20% of the world’s animal species, including unique ones such as the Malayan tiger, the proboscis monkey and oriental hornbill birds.

Famous for being a multi-ethnic country, Malaysia is represented by the ethnic Malay with large minorities of Malaysian Chinese and Indians. Although Malaysians speak several languages including English, Chinese, and Tamil, Bahasa Malaysia is the official language. Major religions include Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Taoism.

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Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 10.3%
Industry 27.0%
Services 62.7%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 2.7%
Basic 30.5%
Intermediate 43.5%
Advanced 23.4%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 3.5%
Basic 28.0%
Intermediate 54.2%
Advanced 14.3%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 2.7%
Basic 30.5%
Intermediate 43.5%
Advanced 23.4%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 2.5%
Basic 31.0%
Intermediate 41.3%
Advanced 25.1%
Level Not Stated 0%

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