Malaysia Population (LIVE)

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Malaysia Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Malaysia is 31,090,702 as of Saturday, April 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Malaysia population is equivalent to 0.41% of the total world population.
  • Malaysia ranks number 44 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Malaysia is 95 per Km2 (246 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 328,543 Km2 (126,851 sq. miles)
  • 77 % of the population is urban (23,981,117 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Malaysia is 28.9 years.

Population of Malaysia (2017 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
2017 31,164,177 1.34 % 412,575 50,000 28.9 1.96 95 77 % 23,981,117 0.41 % 7,515,284,153 44
2016 30,751,602 1.39 % 420,595 50,000 28.9 1.96 94 76.2 % 23,444,458 0.41 % 7,432,663,275 44
2015 30,331,007 1.53 % 442,301 90,000 29 1.97 92 75.5 % 22,898,099 0.41 % 7,349,472,099 44
2010 28,119,500 1.74 % 464,675 130,400 26 2.07 86 71.3 % 20,050,923 0.41 % 6,929,725,043 42
2005 25,796,124 1.95 % 475,075 98,200 25 2.45 79 66.7 % 17,210,135 0.4 % 6,519,635,850 43
2000 23,420,751 2.48 % 539,075 79,500 24 3.18 71 62 % 14,515,387 0.38 % 6,126,622,121 44
1995 20,725,374 2.62 % 502,855 59,800 23 3.42 63 55.7 % 11,541,559 0.36 % 5,735,123,084 45
1990 18,211,097 2.93 % 489,351 87,100 22 3.59 55 49.8 % 9,068,005 0.34 % 5,309,667,699 45
1985 15,764,340 2.65 % 386,120 31,600 20 3.73 48 45.9 % 7,234,794 0.32 % 4,852,540,569 48
1980 13,833,739 2.36 % 304,391 -1,400 20 3.93 42 42 % 5,816,219 0.31 % 4,439,632,465 49
1975 12,311,782 2.45 % 280,630 -6,200 18 4.56 38 37.7 % 4,635,637 0.3 % 4,061,399,228 49
1970 10,908,634 2.65 % 267,770 -3,700 17 5.21 33 33.5 % 3,649,380 0.3 % 3,682,487,691 49
1965 9,569,784 3.24 % 281,762 -4,300 19 6.23 21 29.9 % 2,862,596 0.29 % 3,322,495,121 56
1960 8,160,975 3.07 % 228,976 1,000 18 6.23 25 26.6 % 2,170,621 0.27 % 3,018,343,828 53
1955 7,016,097 2.8 % 181,238 -4,300 19 6.23 21 23.4 % 1,642,973 0.25 % 2,758,314,525 56
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 32,374,474 1.31 % 408,693 50,000 31 1.9 99 78.9 % 25,544,486 0.42 % 7,758,156,792 44
2025 34,333,554 1.18 % 391,816 50,000 33 1.83 105 81.6 % 28,005,193 0.42 % 8,141,661,007 45
2030 36,106,569 1.01 % 354,603 50,000 35 1.79 110 83.6 % 30,181,596 0.42 % 8,500,766,052 48
2035 37,617,559 0.82 % 302,198 50,000 36 1.76 115 85.1 % 32,011,953 0.43 % 8,838,907,877 49
2040 38,852,928 0.65 % 247,074 50,000 38 1.74 118 86.3 % 33,533,966 0.42 % 9,157,233,976 50
2045 39,861,806 0.51 % 201,776 50,000 40 1.73 121 87.6 % 34,905,173 0.42 % 9,453,891,780 51
2050 40,724,698 0.43 % 172,578 50,000 41 1.72 124 88.8 % 36,162,668 0.42 % 9,725,147,994 54
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 2015 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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