Malaysia Population (LIVE)

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Malaysia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Malaysia is 32,107,263 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Malaysia 2019 population is estimated at 31,949,777 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • 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 97 per Km2 (252 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 328,550 Km2 (126,854 sq. miles)
  • 77.8 % of the population is urban (24,862,312 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Malaysia is 28.6 years.

Population of Malaysia (2019 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
2019 31,949,777 1.34 % 421,744 50,000 28.6 2.09 97 77.8 % 24,862,312 0.41 % 7,713,468,100 44
2018 31,528,033 1.36 % 423,387 50,000 28.6 2.09 96 77.3 % 24,363,730 0.41 % 7,631,091,040 44
2017 31,104,646 1.37 % 419,992 50,000 28.6 2.09 95 76.7 % 23,859,450 0.41 % 7,547,858,925 44
2016 30,684,654 1.37 % 413,692 50,000 28.6 2.09 93 76.1 % 23,340,549 0.41 % 7,464,022,049 44
2015 30,270,962 1.42 % 412,585 50,000 28.2 2.11 92 75.3 % 22,800,563 0.41 % 7,379,797,139 44
2010 28,208,035 1.89 % 503,485 152,376 26.0 2.22 86 70.7 % 19,934,949 0.41 % 6,956,823,603 44
2005 25,690,611 2.07 % 499,271 134,295 25.0 2.45 78 66.5 % 17,087,554 0.39 % 6,541,907,027 44
2000 23,194,257 2.51 % 541,330103,338 23.8 3.13 71 62.0 % 14,369,654 0.38 % 6,143,493,823 44
1995 20,487,607 2.59 % 491,557 58,471 22.5 3.44 62 55.7 % 11,413,601 0.36 % 5,744,212,979 45
1990 18,029,824 2.94 % 486,179 85,091 21.6 3.67 55 49.8 % 8,981,973 0.34 % 5,327,231,061 45
1985 15,598,927 2.48 % 360,168 -15,457 20.5 3.97 47 45.9 % 7,158,888 0.32 % 4,870,921,740 48
1980 13,798,085 2.56 % 327,180 -1,089 19.5 4.20 42 42.0 % 5,801,245 0.31 % 4,458,003,514 49
1975 12,162,187 2.40 % 271,611 -27,061 18.6 4.72 37 37.7 % 4,579,380 0.30 % 4,079,480,606 49
1970 10,804,131 2.55 % 255,515 -27,856 17.6 5.38 33 33.5 % 3,614,368 0.29 % 3,700,437,046 49
1965 9,526,558 3.15 % 274,042 -11,720 16.9 6.37 29 29.9 % 2,849,667 0.29 % 3,339,583,597 57
1960 8,156,347 2.99 % 223,487 -12,568 17.6 6.38 25 26.6 % 2,169,592 0.27 % 3,034,949,748 52
1955 7,038,913 2.87 % 185,800 -3,436 18.5 6.35 21 23.4 % 1,648,504 0.25 % 2,773,019,936 57
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Malaysia Population Forecast

48,775
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 32,365,999 1.35 % 419,007 50,000 30.3 2.01 99 78.4 % 25,361,963 0.42 % 7,794,798,739 45
2025 34,349,936 1.20 % 396,787 50,000 32.2 2.01 105 81.1 % 27,844,592 0.42 % 8,184,437,460 46
2030 36,095,054 1.00 % 349,024 46,626 34.1 2.01 110 83.4 % 30,109,432 0.42 % 8,548,487,400 46
2035 37,566,148 0.80 % 294,219 48,598 36.0 2.01 114 85.4 % 32,066,630 0.42 % 8,887,524,213 48
2040 38,754,574 0.62 % 237,685 48,585 37.8 2.01 118 87.0 % 33,717,113 0.42 % 9,198,847,240 49
2045 39,729,699 0.50 % 195,025 48,664 39.3 2.01 121 88.4 % 35,138,248 0.42 % 9,481,803,274 49
2050 40,550,365 0.41 % 164,133   40.5 2.01 123 89.9 % 36,439,872 0.42 % 9,735,033,990 51
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Malaysia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Malaysia
Life Expectancy
76.65 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
5.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
6.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
16,630,813 51.38% 15,735,185 48.62% 32,365,999 1.06

Population Pyramid for Malaysia (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 3,906,118 51.47% 3,683,097 48.53% 7,589,215 23.45%
15-24 2,850,357 51.52% 2,682,443 48.48% 5,532,800 17.09%
25-54 7,363,032 51.77% 6,860,505 48.23% 14,223,537 43.95%
55-64 1,379,842 51.19% 1,315,537 48.81% 2,695,379 8.33%
65+ 1,131,464 48.66% 1,193,603 51.34% 2,325,067 7.18%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 7,589,215 23.45% 33.8
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 22,451,716 69.37% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 2,325,067 7.18% 10.4
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
9,914,282 30.63% 44.2

Main Cities by Population in Malaysia

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Kota Bharu 1,459,994
2 Kuala Lumpur 1,453,975
3 Klang 879,867
4 Kampung Baru Subang 833,571
5 Johor Bahru 802,489
6 Subang Jaya 708,296
7 Ipoh 673,318
8 Kuching 570,407
9 Petaling Jaya 520,698
10 Shah Alam 481,654
11 Kota Kinabalu 457,326
12 Sandakan 392,288
13 Seremban 372,917
14 Kuantan 366,229
15 Tawau 306,462
16 George Town 300,000
17 Kuala Terengganu 285,065
18 Sungai Petani 228,843
19 Miri 228,212
20 Taiping 217,647
21 Alor Setar 217,368
22 Bukit Mertajam 212,329
23 Sepang 212,050
24 Sibu 198,239
25 Malacca 180,671
26 Kulim 170,889
27 Kluang 169,828
28 Skudai 159,733
29 Batu Pahat 156,236
30 Bintulu 151,617
31 Kampung Pasir Gudang Baru 145,639
32 Kampung Sungai Ara 140,849
33 Tasek Glugor 135,786
34 Muar 127,897
35 Rawang 120,447
36 Butterworth 107,591
37 Lahad Datu 105,622
38 Semenyih 92,491
39 Port Dickson 89,198
40 Cukai 82,425
41 Putatan 78,340
42 Keningau 77,650
43 Ulu Tiram 75,350
44 Victoria 73,653
45 Taman Senai 73,176
46 Donggongon 71,585
47 Segamat 69,816
48 Kampong Baharu Balakong 69,302
49 Perai 65,301
50 Kangar 63,869
51 Kulai 63,762
52 Jitra 63,489
53 Teluk Intan 63,353
54 Semporna 62,641
55 Putra Heights 60,000
56 Temerluh 59,916
57 Kampong Dungun 58,674
58 Simpang Empat 58,004
59 Kuala Selangor 55,887
60 Kampung Bukit Baharu 55,656
61 Bandar Labuan 54,752
62 Kota Tinggi 52,743
63 Pontian Kechil 50,836
64 Putrajaya 50,000
65 Bentong Town 49,213
66 Banting 48,240
67 Bedong 47,585
68 Batu Gajah 46,183
69 Mentekab 42,171
70 Nibong Tebal 40,072

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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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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