Saturday 6 October 2012

Household income: Sabah bumis behind rest of nation

The monthly household income of bumiputera in Sabah stood at RM2,800, far behind the nationwide average bumiputera household income of RM3,624 and the country's average household income of RM4,025.

In term of percentage, it was 23 percent and 30 percent respectively lower than the average household income of all bumiputra and of all Malaysians.

NONEThe average household income of bumiputera in peninsula and Sabah is RM3,784 and RM3,217 respectively.

The information obtained through the latest household income survey carried out by the statistics department in 2009, was in a parliamentary written reply to MP Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Serdang) last week.

The survey is conducted twice every five years, the latest being 2009.

Result of the survey was published as the Household Income and Basic Amenities Survey Report 2009, which was unprecedentedly made public in June this year.

However, the report does not have separate statistics for bumiputera in the peninsula and the bumiputera in Sabah and Sarawak, but lumps them together in one category, prompting Teo to demand the additional data through Parliament.

According to the parliamentary reply, the survey for this year is still ongoing.

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