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BACKGROUND

Population

The trend of total population for both districts showed an increase in population from 1991 until 2000. The trend and projection of total population increase for the period (1991-2005) is 424,000 peoples.

Population Density

Population density in Klang is higher compared with Kuala Langat, i.e., 1034 and 218 people/square km respectively. The number of population by gender and age in 2000. Ratio of males and females in both district is 1.1 : 0.9. Age distribution by age group showed that 61% of them are aged between 15 to 64 years.

Racial Composition

The Malays form the majority of the population of Klang and Kuala Langat with 49%, the Chinese 31%, Indian 15% and others 5%.

Employment

Sixty-seven percent of the labour force is estimated from age group of 15 to 64.

Occupation by Sector

In Klang, the manufacturing sector employs the most workers, followed by the government and business sectors. In Kuala Langat, the manufacturing sector also provides the most jobs followed by the agricultural and government sectors. Klang district hosts a total labour force of 431,518 which comprise 289,797 men and 145,268 woman. Kuala Langat district hosts a total labour force of 122,529 which comprise 83,685 men and 38,844 women.

Occupation by Sector for Workers from the 15-64 Age Group

Sector Klang (%)

Kuala Langat (%)

Agricultural and forestry 3.3 23.3
Mining and quarrying

0.2

1.0
Construction

6.1

5.6
Manufacturing 38.2 31.6
Utility (Electricity, gas and water) 0.8 0.3
Wholesale and retail trade, Restaurant and Hotel 13.3 10.2
Transportation, Storage and Business Services 8.9 5.2
Finance, Real Estate and Insurance 4.2 1.4
Government services 18.7 17.8
Other services 6.3 3.6


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