How many of us realised that the population of Brunei in 2008 was around 398,000 just 2,000 short of the 400,000 population? 276,600 of those people are squeezed in the smallest district of Brunei-Muara and out of that number, 265,100 are Malays (Chinese made up 43,700), 105,300 are below the age of 20.
More than 2,000 of us got married the year before with about 1,900 in front of a Jurunikah. We gave birth to more than 6,000 babies last year but more than 1,100 Bruneians also died last year.
Our unemployment rate last year was a reasonable 3.7%. Our GDP last year was more than $19,000 billion thus making each one of us having a per capita GDP of $49,800. That sounds large, doesn't it? But our growth rate last year was a mere 0.4% and our population grows by around 2.1% - this will mean our per capita GDP will become smaller in the future.
There are 110,000 of our young ones in school last year from kindergarten to universities taught by more than 9,300 teachers and lecturers.
Our people deposited some $12 billion in the banking system. Around $6 billion of these are kept by banks outside Brunei.
If you find all these data interesting, you can find all this and many more of these data from a small booklet issued by the JPKE or you can download the booklet yourself from HERE.