Youths in Numbers


Youth Population The share of Penang’s youth population has been decreasing since 2015. Nevertheless, the decrease over the years is considered minute, as youths still stand for 27.2% of the state’s estimated total population in 2019 (Figure 1). In the same year, youths aged 15-19 are 27% of the total youth population, while the percentage of youths aged 20-24 and 25-29 are 35.5% and 37.5% respectively. Figure 2 illustrates the composition of Penang’s youth population in terms of gender and ethnicity from 2015-2019. The number of male youths consistently outweighed the number of female youths; in 2019, male youths are 50.7% of ...

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