Tanjung Bungah in Numbers


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.


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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