|300 Social sciences > 302 Social interaction
|LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
|urbanisation, international migration, economic development corridors, population development
|Statement by the honourable Datuk Faizah Mohd Tahir, Head of Delegation and Secretary General, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia on item 4: population distribution, urbanisation, internal migration and development at the 41st session of the Commission on Population and Development, United Nations, New York, 8th April 2008
|Malaysia is currently experiencing an increase in population mobility mainly caused by industrialization and urbanization. Between 1970 and 2006, the proportion of population living in big cities (namely Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru) had doubled due to rapid urbanization mainly contributed by internal migration. Internal migration in Malaysia is gender, age and area selective, it is dominated by males mainly in the age group of 15 to 34 years, though female migration is expected to increase in the future.