3 Nov 2016 23:56 UTCThu 3 Nov 2016 - 11:56 pm UTC
I'm looking for a recent report and/or study that has examined the job candidate pool in Kuala Lumpur. Specifically, I'm looking for the following in Kuala Lumpur:
1. The number of professionals in the job market (i.e. how large is the pool of professional workers)
2. A distribution of this pool by profession
3. A breakdown focusing on language skills / proficiency (I'm looking for English, Mandarin, Thai, Korean, Japanese etc language skills)
4. A breakdown of #3 with sub-specialties in business (e.g. finance, accounting, tax, general management, etc)
5. A breakdown of #4 by time in the market or by other demographic (age, gender, etc)
And from the university side of the equation, I'm interested in the same data to understand the pipeline of talent that flows from the education system into the job market annually.
4 Nov 2016 15:43 UTCFri 4 Nov 2016 - 3:43 pm UTC
Labour Force Survey Report, Malaysia, 2014
Key indicators of Labour Force in Malaysia 2013 and 2014
See Chart C
The percentage of employued persons by educational attainment; Malaysia 2013 and 2014
Source: THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA, 29 June 2015
Snapshot of Education 2014
This publication presents statistics on education services in the private sector which encompasses primary education, secondary education, college & university education and other education. The statistics presented were compiled based on the Survey of Services Establishment conducted in 2015 for reference year 2014.
University of Malaya Fact Sheet
Malaysians most English proficient in Asia
Every year, over 200,000 students graduate from institutions of higher learning. Shockingly, 1 out of 4 graduates remain unemployed 6 months after graduation, with the majority being Degree holders. These graduates make up 35.3% of those who are unemployed.
See infographic here.
Jan 19, 2016
Statistics from the Ministry of Education
Click on image to download report
Due to the language barrier I was unable to locate additional information.
Does this help?
5 Nov 2016 15:05 UTCSat 5 Nov 2016 - 3:05 pm UTC
Thank you for accepting my findings.
The following might also be useful.
Education Statistics (World Bank), May 2015
Select the information of your interest from the menu on the left.
LABOUR FORCE SURVEY REPORT, MALAYSIA, 2015
5 Nov 2016 23:49 UTCSat 5 Nov 2016 - 11:49 pm UTC
one additional question. I did not see a breakdown of language skills in the country. I was looking for a breakdown focused on language skills / proficiency - English, Mandarin, Thai, Korean, Japanese etc language skills. were you able to locate this data?
6 Nov 2016 01:44 UTCSun 6 Nov 2016 - 1:44 am UTC
This is what I located regarding language skills in Malaysia.
% English speakers 20.54
Eligible population 27,170,000
Total English speakers 5,580,000
As first language 380,000
As an additional language 5,200,000
The Malaysian census does not maintain data for the population of linguistic groups, but language and ethnicity are strongly associated. Chinese is spoken by the Chinese population and Hindi is spoken by ethnic Indians. Mandarin is not only the most widely spoken language in China, it also has many speakers in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
English is spoken by most Malaysians to varying degrees. Malaysia is a former British colony and English is taught in the school.
Languages: Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai. In Eastern Malaysia on Borneo, several indigenous languages are spoken, but Iban and Kadazan are the most prominent.
Malay 50.1%, Chinese 22.6%, indigenous 11.8%, Indian 6.7%, other 0.7%, non-citizens 8.2% (2010 est.)
I will continue searching for more language statistics and if I come across additional information, I will post it here for you.