Malaysia Population (LIVE)

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Malaysia Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Malaysia is 31,749,471 as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Malaysia population is equivalent to 0.42% of the total world population.
  • Malaysia ranks number 45 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Malaysia is 96 per Km2 (249 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 328,550 Km2 (126,854 sq. miles)
  • 75.8 % of the population is urban (23,981,117 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Malaysia is 28.1 years.

Population of Malaysia (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMalaysia
Global Rank
2018 32,042,458 1.32 % 418,194 50,000 28.1 2.09 98 74.8 % 24,509,005 0.42 % 7,632,819,325 45
2017 31,624,264 1.40 % 436,999 50,000 28.1 2.09 96 75.8 % 23,981,117 0.42 % 7,550,262,101 45
2016 31,187,265 1.51 % 464,110 50,000 28.1 2.09 95 75.2 % 23,444,458 0.42 % 7,466,964,280 45
2015 30,723,155 1.79 % 522,173 156,330 27.7 2.11 94 74.5 % 22,898,099 0.42 % 7,383,008,820 45
2010 28,112,289 1.84 % 490,579 142,259 26.0 2.22 86 71.3 % 20,050,923 0.40 % 6,958,169,159 44
2005 25,659,393 2.05 % 494,757 129,107 25.0 2.45 78 67.1 % 17,210,135 0.39 % 6,542,159,383 43
2000 23,185,608 2.50 % 538,00298,944 23.8 3.13 71 62.6 % 14,515,387 0.38 % 6,145,006,989 44
1995 20,495,597 2.59 % 491,455 59,762 22.5 3.44 62 56.3 % 11,541,559 0.36 % 5,751,474,416 46
1990 18,038,321 2.95 % 487,876 87,082 21.6 3.67 55 50.3 % 9,068,005 0.34 % 5,330,943,460 45
1985 15,598,942 2.48 % 360,163 -14,274 20.5 3.97 47 46.4 % 7,234,794 0.32 % 4,873,781,796 48
1980 13,798,125 2.56 % 327,151 -1,390 19.5 4.20 42 42.2 % 5,816,219 0.31 % 4,458,411,534 49
1975 12,162,369 2.40 % 271,678 -26,302 18.6 4.72 37 38.1 % 4,635,637 0.30 % 4,079,087,198 49
1970 10,803,978 2.55 % 255,483 -26,940 17.6 5.38 33 33.8 % 3,649,380 0.29 % 3,700,577,650 49
1965 9,526,563 3.15 % 273,891 -4,330 18.5 6.35 29 30.0 % 2,862,596 0.29 % 3,339,592,688 56
1960 8,157,106 2.99 % 223,477 -11,264 17.6 6.38 25 26.6 % 2,170,621 0.27 % 3,033,212,527 53
1955 7,039,719 2.87 % 185,961 -4,330 18.5 6.35 21 23.3 % 1,642,973 0.25 % 2,772,242,535 56
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Malaysia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMalaysia
Global Rank
2020 32,869,323 1.36 % 429,234 50,000 29.9 2.01 100 77.7 % 25,544,486 0.42 % 7,795,482,309 45
2025 34,949,758 1.23 % 416,087 50,000 32.0 1.93 106 80.1 % 28,005,193 0.43 % 8,185,613,757 47
2030 36,814,968 1.05 % 373,042 50,000 34.1 1.86 112 82.0 % 30,181,596 0.43 % 8,551,198,644 45
2035 38,380,670 0.84 % 313,140 50,000 36.0 1.81 117 83.4 % 32,011,953 0.43 % 8,892,701,940 47
2040 39,668,262 0.66 % 257,518 50,000 37.7 1.78 121 84.5 % 33,533,966 0.43 % 9,210,337,004 48
2045 40,760,928 0.54 % 218,533 50,000 39.1 1.76 124 85.6 % 34,905,173 0.43 % 9,504,209,572 48
2050 41,729,217 0.47 % 193,658 50,000 40.2 1.74 127 86.7 % 36,162,668 0.43 % 9,771,822,753 50
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Malaysia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Malaysia delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Malaysia (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Malaysia in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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