The Motorcycle in Numbers

By Ng Kar Yong

January 2021 STATISTICS
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IN 2019, 66.2% of Malaysian households owned either a motorcycle or a scooter (Table 1), with their ownerships in rural areas (76.0%) being higher than in urban locales (63.7%). However, despite its popularity as the second most used motor vehicle, motorcycle ownerships saw a slight drop from 67.2% in 2016 to 66.2% in 2019 (Table 1).Interestingly, motorcycle ownerships are higher in less developed states, with the exception of Sabah. As seen in Table 1, Terengganu recorded the highest motorcycle ownership...

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Ng Kar Yong

is a statistician at Penang Institute who loves art and nature.