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GT2-P1 Urbanisation Rate

GT2-P1 Urbanization Rate

Urbanisation rate refers to the percentage of the population living in an urban area or an area that has been designated as an urban area. Percentage of urban population may cover only involves onecity or a combination of several cities/towns.

Citiesare defined as gazetted areas and the adjacent built-up areas located within the urban boundary and containing: -

1. Residential areas and also approved areas that have been committed;
2. Minimum population of 10,000 people;
3. At least 60% of the working population (aged 15 years old and older) are involved in non-agricultural activities;
4. Municipal facilities;
5. District Administration Center.

Source: Research Profiles City, DTCP BC, 2009



The urbanisation rate generally indicates the level of development of an urban area. It can be associated with the living standard of the population with the assumption that if that rate of urbanisation is high or if more people live in urban areas, then the quality of facilities and infrastructure enjoyed is better compared to rural areas.

Data Source
  • Malaysian Department of Statistics


A.  The total population living in urban areas

B.  The total population in a given district.

Formula Standards Score Target

GT2 – P1 = (A/B) x 100


A = The total population living in urban areas

B = The total population in a given district

> 60% (high)


30% - 60% (average)


< 30% (low)







> 60%