Pulau Tikus in numbers

From land use to demographics, we provide the statistics on Pulau Tikus.

Pulau Tikus land use

The statistics below are based on the Pulau Tikus Revitalisation Plan (2014), prepared by Geografia in association with Penang Heritage Trust. Our statistics are based on the study area’s borders featured in the report, unless specified explicitly. The study area covers 225.13ha, and is bound by Jalan Utama, Persiaran Gurney, and Jalan Macalister/Lebuhraya Peel/Jalan Pangkor. Almost 60% of the study area is used for residential purposes (131ha), whereas businesses take up 15.3% (34.4ha). Of these business premises, the majority are in the fashion, clothing and textile industry, followed by food and beverage, and banking.

The remaining land consists of places of worship, open space/hills, government institutions/agencies, public amenities, education, transport, cemeteries and others.

Voter demographics

Voter demographic is a rare example of data specific to Pulau Tikus, and not a subset of it.

Pulau Tikus land use

Voter turnout in Pulau Tikus is high at 80.5% or 14,442 votes, with less than one per cent (0.86%) spoilt votes.

Types of voters

About 98% of the voters are ordinary voters; the other two per cent consists of military voters, police voters and overseas voters.

Voter ethnicity

Voters of Chinese ethnicity make up 77.98% of total voters in Pulau Tikus, followed by the Malays (12.23%). Indians and other ethnicities make up less than 10% of the total voter percentage.

Source: http://undi.cari.com.my/



A quick look at the general facilities available in the study area reveals that Pulau Tikus is equipped with a post office, police station, hospitals, eight banks as well as a whole host of other facilities such as cemeteries and community centres.


Education in the study area is highly accessible and sufficient, covering nursery to tertiary level. Penang Chinese Girls’ Primary School, St Xavier’s Branch School and St Christopher’s International Primary School make up the cluster of primary schools in the area. Secondary schools include Penang Chinese Girls’ High School and Sekolah Kebangsaan Convent Pulau Tikus. St Christopher’s is also the only private and international school located in the area.

There are two institutes of higher learning in the vicinity. While there are no public universities in the area, students who wish to pursue their A-levels or a foundation course following the completion of their SPM or O-levels may do so at PTPL College or Disted-Stamford College.


There is a total of 21 places of worship situated in Pulau Tikus, from Siamese/Burmese temples to churches.

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