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Table 1 Comparison of labour force in selected Asian economies (millions).

From: Relocating labour-intensive manufacturing firms from China to Southeast Asia: a preliminary investigation

ASEAN 2008 2009 2010 2011 CAGR (%)
Laos 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 2.7
Cambodia 7.6 7.8 8.0 8.1 2.3
Malaysia 11.5 11.7 12.0 12.2 1.9
Myanmar 27.2 27.6 28.0 28.4 1.5
Philippines 36.7 37.8 38.7 39.7 2.6
Thailand 39.2 38.6 39.4 39.8 0.5
Vietnam 49.3 50.2 51.1 52.0 1.8
Indonesia 114.3 116.4 118.0 119.8 1.6
Total 288.9 293.2 298.3 303.2 1.6
China 786.8 793.8 799.5 806.0 0.8
  1. CAGR compound annual growth rate