Jelutong in Numbers

Jelutong or jit loh tōng in Hokkien derives its name from the magnificent Jelutong tree that can grow up to 60m tall and wildly grew on the island. In the mid-nineteenth century, the forested area was cleared for agricultural purposes, and after industrialisation replaced agricultural activities, many factories were set up in Jelutong. Today, it is one of the busiest coastal suburbs in Penang. Located at the north-east of Penang Island and sharing borders with George Town, Bukit Bendera and Bukit Gelugor, Jelutong can be accessed from many directions. Its strategic location makes it an attractive spot for many things, especially for food hunting.

Number of Voters in Jelutong

Source: The office of P50 Jelutong's member of parliament.

Up until the second quarter of 2017, the number of population based on registered voters in Jelutong was estimated to be around 76,537, and increased to 76,986 in the third quarter of the year.

There are around 16 primary and secondary schools in the area, including two international schools (Penang Japanese School and Wesley Methodist School). The town boasts 26 hospitals and clinics - both private and government-run - including a few dental clinics. There is also a police station, a fire department and also a post office that handles handover postal services.

Number of Schools

Source: Penang Geographic Information System (Pegis) Centre and author's own calculations.

Number of Hospitals and Clinics

Source: Penang Geographic Information System (Pegis) Centre and author's own calculations.

There are three markets located in this area: Jelutong market, Perak Road market and the busy Batu Lanchang market that opens from 1pm until 7pm every day.

There are six sports centres in Jelutong, including a squash centre named after record-breaking Penang-born professional squash player, Datuk Nicol David.

Markets

Source: Penang Geographic Information System (Pegis) Centre and author's own calculations.

Sports Centres

Source: Penang Geographic Information System (Pegis) Centre and author's own calculations.

Jelutong has a huge number of places of worship, encompassing the main religions in Malaysia.

Table 6: Places of Wors

Source: Penang Geographic Information System (Pegis) Centre and author's own calculations.



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