Youths in Numbers

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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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