Tanjung Bungah in Numbers

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Tanjung Bungah is located at the north east of Penang Island, between Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Tokong. A suburb that stretches from the hills to the coast, Tanjung Bungah translates to “Cape of Flowers”. With a sizeable expatriate population, there are a number of international schools and hospitality services within the area.

Demographics

According to the Population Distribution by Local Authority Areas and Mukim published by the Department of Statistics,1

Tanjung Bungah has a total of 17,117 residents, comprising about 3.3% of the total population in the north-east district of the island.

About 72% of the population in Tanjung Bungah was of Chinese ethnicity (Figure 1). Female residents slightly outnumbered their male cohorts by 1% (Figure 2). In terms of age group, adults aged between 40-59 years old formed the largest share of the total population in Tanjung Bungah (30.2%), followed closely by young adults between 20-39 years old (27.4%) and those below 19 years old (Figure 3). This indicates that this area has a relatively younger population.


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