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Question: Education, Language and Job Skills in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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sgordon 

Customer

 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.

 

Bobbie Sevens 

Researcher

 4 Nov 2016 15:43 UTCFri 4 Nov 2016 - 3:43 pm UTC 

sgordon,

Labour Force Survey Report, Malaysia, 2014

Table A
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
https://www.statistics.gov.my/index.php?r=column/ctheme&menu_id=U3VPMldoYUxzVzFaYmNkWXZteGduZz09&bul_id=NHUxTlk1czVzMGYwS29mOEc5NUtOQT09

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.
https://www.statistics.gov.my/index.php?r=column/cthemeByCat&cat=328&bul_id=VTd6aUtNUHRGL1JJeXVQSkZUNHJrdz09&menu_id=b0pIV1E3RW40VWRTUkZocEhyZ1pLUT09

University of Malaya Fact Sheet
https://www.um.edu.my/about-um/um-fact-sheet


Malaysians most English proficient in Asia
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/malaysians-most-english-proficient-in-asia-ahead-of-singaporeans-survey-cla

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
https://eduadvisor.my/articles/what-didnt-know-fresh-graduate-unemployment-malaysia-infographic/

Statistics from the Ministry of Education
http://www.mohe.gov.my/en/muat-turun/awam/statistik
Click on image to  download report
http://graduan.mohe.gov.my/skpg-report/Penerbitan/Terbitan.aspx

Due to the language barrier I was unable to locate additional information.

Does this help?

Best regards,
Bobbie Sevens

 

sgordon 

Customer

 5 Nov 2016 08:03 UTCSat 5 Nov 2016 - 8:03 am UTC 

I'll ask my team in KL to assist.  generally it looks good.

we are enrolled in the MSC and this organization seems to have some of this data too.
http://www.mscmalaysia.my/sites/default/files/pdf/downloads/2015-MSC-Malaysia-Annual-Industry-Report-final.pdf

so in a perfect world there would be a chamber of commerce like entity (like the MSC) whose job it is is to promote Malaysia and highlight the data I'm after.

 

Bobbie Sevens 

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 5 Nov 2016 15:05 UTCSat 5 Nov 2016 - 3:05 pm UTC 

sgordon,

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.
https://knoema.com/WBEdStats2015May/education-statistics-world-bank-may-2015?country=1000180-malaysia


LABOUR FORCE SURVEY REPORT, MALAYSIA, 2015
https://www.statistics.gov.my/dosm/index.php?r=column/pdfPrev&id=TFVqZ2NtWW9iNlJBV0pTQnZUUzBEZz09

Best regards,
Bobbie Sevens

 

sgordon 

Customer

 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?

 

Bobbie Sevens 

Researcher

 6 Nov 2016 01:44 UTCSun 6 Nov 2016 - 1:44 am UTC 

sgordon,

This is what I located regarding language skills in Malaysia.

Malaysia
English-speaking population

% 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
https://fusiontables.google.com/DataSource?docid=1a429cDOixqWnlO0D0Z2uOYexqUjPLvgXVyz3HT4


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.

http://factsanddetails.com/southeast-asia/Malaysia/sub5_4b/entry-3153.html

Ethnic groups:
Malay 50.1%, Chinese 22.6%, indigenous 11.8%, Indian 6.7%, other 0.7%, non-citizens 8.2% (2010 est.)
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/my.html


I will continue searching for more language statistics and if I come across additional information, I will post it here for you.


Best regards,
Bobbie Sevens

 

sgordon 

Customer

 7 Nov 2016 00:40 UTCMon 7 Nov 2016 - 12:40 am UTC 

fast and detailed research

 

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