Employment

  • The proportion of PMETs in the Malay community has increased from one in four in 2007, to one in three in 2017 (Yaacob Ibrahim, Mar 2018)
  • About two-thirds of these Malay PMETs are associate professionals and technicians
  • Majority of these Malay PMETs work in the education, social service, health and public administration sectors
  • Malays had a higher-than-proportional share of placements in the Adapt and Grow initiative, including career centres run by Workforce Singapore and NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute

Education

  • Fields of study by Malays – 13.5% Engineering (AMP, 2011)

Entrepreneurship

  • 99% are SMEs in Singapore, employ 68% workers, contribute 50% of value-added (Spring Singapore, 2014)
  • 15% of SMEs are Malay/Muslim – $14 billion (Singstat, 2014)
  • Halal F&B the biggest cluster in SMCCI (27% – 167/616) 

Youth

  • 46% of Malays below 30. Chinese 33%, Indian 39% – Largest youth base (Oct 2015)
  • Malay community median age 31.4 years old while national median age is 37.4 years old

Family​

  • Marriage & divorce rate
  • Family size
  • Aging population
  • Housing

Society

  • Crime rate​
  • Drug abuse
  • Prison over-representation
  • Religiousity

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