Malaysia Population

Population now

32,466,842
  • World: 45th
  • Asia: 18th
Male:16,681,356(51.38 %)
Female:15,785,486(48.62 %)
Births in 2020:661,012
Deaths in 2020:211,090

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:74.38 years
Female:78.46 years
Total:76.31 years
Median Age:29.26 years
Birth Rate:16.44
Death Rate:5.25
Growth Rate:2.13 %
Fertility Rate:1.97

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
  • Life expectancy
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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • Urbanization

Malaysia Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
19608M4M4M1.043.07%42.6910.486.4559.9958.8461.4016.5626.60%24.73
19618M4M4M1.043.22%42.3210.036.4260.5259.3261.9716.3927.24%25.53
19629M4M4M1.043.35%41.749.606.3561.0159.7862.5116.1827.90%26.36
19639M5M4M1.033.45%40.949.206.2561.4960.2263.0215.9928.56%27.21
19649M5M5M1.033.53%39.948.826.1061.9460.6563.5015.8929.23%28.06
196510M5M5M1.033.58%38.818.475.9262.3961.0863.9715.8929.91%28.89
196610M5M5M1.033.62%37.628.155.7362.8361.5064.4315.9230.60%29.69
196710M5M5M1.033.64%36.477.865.5363.2861.9264.9016.0531.30%30.47
196810M5M5M1.033.66%35.437.605.3463.7262.3365.3716.2432.01%31.23
196911M5M5M1.033.68%34.557.385.1764.1662.7365.8516.4332.73%31.99
197011M5M5M1.033.72%33.857.175.0164.6063.1166.3316.6033.45%32.76
197111M6M5M1.033.76%33.307.004.8865.0163.4766.8016.8634.27%33.55
197211M6M6M1.033.81%32.876.844.7665.4163.8067.2617.0735.10%34.34
197312M6M6M1.023.85%32.516.704.6465.7864.1067.7017.2535.94%35.16
197412M6M6M1.023.90%32.196.574.5366.1264.3768.1117.4436.79%36.00
197512M6M6M1.023.96%31.936.444.4366.4464.6368.5017.6437.65%36.88
197612M6M6M1.024.02%31.726.324.3366.7664.8968.8817.8038.52%37.81
197713M6M6M1.024.10%31.566.194.2567.0965.1669.2617.9739.39%38.79
197813M7M6M1.024.18%31.466.074.1867.4265.4569.6418.1540.27%39.80
197913M7M7M1.024.28%31.395.944.1267.7765.7670.0118.3341.16%40.82
198014M7M7M1.024.39%31.315.814.0768.1266.0970.3818.5242.04%41.84
198114M7M7M1.024.48%31.205.694.0268.4666.4370.7218.7142.81%42.86
198214M7M7M1.024.57%31.025.573.9768.7966.7671.0418.9143.57%43.89
198315M7M7M1.024.64%30.785.463.9369.0967.0771.3119.1344.35%44.94
198415M8M8M1.024.70%30.475.353.8769.3767.3771.5619.3445.12%46.07
198516M8M8M1.024.72%30.095.263.8269.6267.6571.7719.5345.89%47.31
198616M8M8M1.024.74%29.675.173.7669.8767.9271.9819.7446.67%48.65
198717M8M8M1.034.76%29.255.083.7070.1168.2072.1819.9547.45%50.10
198817M9M8M1.034.77%28.845.003.6570.3668.4772.4020.1648.23%51.62
198918M9M9M1.034.77%28.464.933.6070.6168.7572.6220.3649.01%53.16
199018M9M9M1.044.79%28.104.853.5570.8769.0272.8620.5549.79%54.68
199119M9M9M1.044.80%27.764.793.5171.1169.2773.0920.7450.58%56.16
199219M10M9M1.044.78%27.424.743.4771.3369.4973.3120.9451.81%57.63
199319M10M10M1.044.77%27.064.693.4271.5269.6873.5121.1353.11%59.09
199420M10M10M1.044.72%26.664.663.3771.6969.8473.6921.3354.40%60.58
199520M10M10M1.044.65%26.184.633.3171.8369.9873.8621.5355.69%62.13
199621M11M10M1.044.55%25.574.613.2471.9770.1074.0221.7556.97%63.74
199722M11M11M1.044.41%24.834.593.1572.1170.2174.2021.9958.24%65.39
199822M11M11M1.044.24%23.964.573.0472.2670.3374.3822.2459.50%67.06
199923M12M11M1.044.05%22.994.552.9172.4270.4674.5822.5260.74%68.72
200023M12M11M1.043.85%21.984.532.7872.5970.6074.7922.8361.98%70.34
200124M12M12M1.043.65%20.984.512.6672.7870.7775.0022.9662.92%71.90
200224M12M12M1.043.46%20.074.502.5472.9870.9475.2223.1563.86%73.41
200325M13M12M1.053.28%19.284.502.4473.1771.1275.4323.4164.78%74.90
200425M13M12M1.053.13%18.644.512.3673.3671.3175.6323.7165.69%76.39
200526M13M13M1.053.02%18.164.522.2973.5671.5175.8224.0366.59%77.91
200626M13M13M1.052.93%17.844.542.2573.7471.7076.0124.1567.48%79.46
200727M14M13M1.062.86%17.624.572.2273.9371.9076.1924.2968.36%81.03
200827M14M13M1.062.80%17.464.592.1974.1272.1076.3724.4769.23%82.60
200928M14M13M1.062.76%17.354.622.1774.3172.3076.5524.7070.08%84.11
201028M15M14M1.072.71%17.264.652.1574.4972.5076.7324.9570.91%85.54
201129M15M14M1.072.67%17.194.682.1374.6872.7076.9225.4071.61%86.89
201229M15M14M1.072.63%17.144.722.1174.8872.9077.1125.8472.28%88.15
201329M15M14M1.062.59%17.114.772.0975.0773.1177.2926.2872.93%89.37
201430M15M14M1.062.54%17.074.822.0775.2773.3277.4826.7373.58%90.57
201530M16M15M1.062.49%17.024.882.0675.4673.5277.6627.1874.21%91.80
201631M16M15M1.062.43%16.964.942.0475.6573.7277.8427.5874.84%93.05
201731M16M15M1.062.37%16.875.012.0275.8373.9078.0127.9975.45%94.33
201832M16M15M1.062.29%16.755.092.0076.0074.0878.1728.4276.04%95.61
201932M16M16M1.062.29%16.755.092.0076.0074.0878.1728.8476.61%96.89
202032M17M16M1.062.13%16.445.251.9776.3174.3878.4629.2677.16%98.15

Malaysia Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
202133M17M16M1.062.03%16.205.341.9576.4574.5278.5929.6577.70%99.40
202233M17M16M1.061.94%15.965.431.9476.5974.6678.7230.0478.21%100.62
202334M17M16M1.051.85%15.715.521.9276.7374.8078.8630.4378.72%101.83
202434M17M17M1.051.76%15.475.611.9176.8774.9478.9930.8179.20%103.01
202534M18M17M1.051.67%15.235.701.8977.0175.0879.1231.2279.67%104.17
202635M18M17M1.051.58%14.955.801.8877.1575.2379.2531.6080.12%105.29
202735M18M17M1.051.48%14.665.901.8677.2975.3879.3931.9780.56%106.38
202835M18M17M1.051.40%14.385.991.8577.4375.5279.5232.3580.98%107.44
202936M18M17M1.051.31%14.096.091.8377.5775.6779.6632.7381.39%108.47
203036M18M18M1.051.23%13.816.191.8277.7175.8279.7933.1281.79%109.46
203136M19M18M1.051.15%13.556.301.8177.8575.9779.9233.4982.17%110.42
203237M19M18M1.051.07%13.296.411.8077.9976.1280.0533.8782.53%111.35
203337M19M18M1.051.00%13.026.521.8078.1376.2680.1734.2682.88%112.24
203437M19M18M1.050.92%12.766.631.7978.2776.4180.3034.6383.22%113.10
203538M19M18M1.040.85%12.506.741.7878.4176.5680.4335.0183.55%113.92
203638M19M19M1.040.80%12.326.861.7778.5576.7180.5635.3583.86%114.71
203738M19M19M1.040.74%12.146.971.7678.6976.8780.6835.7084.16%115.46
203838M20M19M1.040.69%11.967.091.7678.8477.0280.8136.0584.45%116.18
203939M20M19M1.040.64%11.787.201.7578.9877.1880.9336.4084.73%116.86
204039M20M19M1.040.58%11.607.321.7479.1277.3381.0636.7585.00%117.53
204139M20M19M1.040.55%11.517.441.7479.2677.4981.1837.0785.25%118.17
204239M20M19M1.040.51%11.427.551.7379.4077.6581.3137.3885.50%118.77
204339M20M19M1.040.48%11.347.671.7379.5577.8081.4337.6985.74%119.37
204440M20M19M1.040.45%11.257.781.7279.6977.9681.5637.9985.97%119.93
204540M20M19M1.040.41%11.167.901.7279.8378.1281.6838.3086.21%120.49
204640M20M20M1.040.39%11.128.011.7279.9778.2881.8038.5586.44%121.02
204740M20M20M1.040.36%11.098.131.7180.1178.4481.9238.7986.66%121.53
204840M20M20M1.040.34%11.058.241.7180.2578.6082.0439.0286.89%122.03
204940M21M20M1.040.32%11.028.361.7080.3978.7682.1639.2587.11%122.51
205041M21M20M1.040.30%10.988.471.7080.5378.9282.2839.4987.33%122.97

Highest City Populations in Malaysia

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Kuala Lumpur8,049,5741,453,975
2Johor Bahru1,029,088802,489
3Ipoh817,392673,318
4Kuching614,423570,407
5Kota Kinabalu553,392457,326
6Kuantan505,907366,229
7Seremban477,423372,917
8Kuala Terengganu385,454285,065
9Sandakan375,969375,000
10Kota Bharu349,211348,000
11Alor Star344,181217,368

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