THE POPULATION OF BORNEO – A Study of the People of Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei
LITTLE has been published so far on the demography of northern Borneo. We already have census reports and a few short articles in learned journals, but here the first time is a book on the subject, written by the man who was administratively responsible for the North Borneo census of 1951 and the censuses of North Borneo (now Sabah), Sarawak and Borneo in 1960.
In this book careful statistical research and an intimate knowledge of the whole area have enabled Mr L. W. Jones to describe the demographic development of the two Borneo States (Sarawak and Sabah) which have joined Malaysia, and the State of Brunei which has remained, for the time being at any rate, outside the new federation. He has divided the book into two parts – the first dealing with the situation in the pre-war years for which there is a paucity of statistical data, and the second and perhaps more important section covering the period of rapid population growth experienced since disasters of World War II. In this second part he has also assessed the nature of some of the problems which have still to be encountered as a result of the current high rate of growth of population.
- THE GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL AND ETHNIC BACKGROUND
Geography – Climate – History – Who are the People of Borneo?
- THE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE
Censuses – Vital Statistics – Arrivals and Departures – Conclusion
- THE GROWTH OF THE POPULATION BEFORE 1945
The Indigenous Peoples – The Muruts – The Immigrant People – Age and Fertility – Morality
- CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION BEFORE 1945
Sex – Marital Status – Distribution and Internal Migration – Literacy and Education – Religion
- THE GROWTH OF THE POPULATION AFTER 1945
The Total Population – The Indigenous Peoples – The Immigrant People – Fertility – Mortality – Conclusion
- CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION AFTER 1945
Sex – Marital Status – Age – Literacy and Education – Distribution, Urbanization and Internal Migration – Religion
- ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
Historical Review – The Pattern of Economic activity – Development Plans
- THE FUTURE
The Total Population – The Population of School Age – The Economically Active Population – Immigration – Urbanization – Conclusion
A. The main Ethnic Groups – Numbers and Proportions in the Total Population, 1960
B. Method of Computing the Projections of the Total and Economically Active Populations
Publication Date: First published 1966 by University of London, The Athlobe Press, London.
Reprinted 2007 by Opus Publications Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu.
Publisher: Opus Publications Sdn. Bhd,
Author: L. W. Jones