Malaysia Population 2017

31,188,893

Malaysia borders Brunei, Thailand, and Indonesia. Its sea borders Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia.

The current population of Malaysia in total is 31,093,000, a significant increase from 2013's estimate of 29,791,949. In 2014, the number of births taking place in Malaysia was 511,865 while deaths were recorded at 145,648.

Malaysia Population History

During the 1960s, the Malaysian population was recorded at 8.16 million, which gradually increased to 10.91 million in 1970. In 1980, the Malaysian population increased to 13.83 million, after which a drastic rise took place and the population reached 20.21 million in 1994. Finally, the population rate was 28.86 million in the year 2011.

Malaysia Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in Malaysia showed a dramatic increase in the years from 1960 to 2011 as it grew from an average of 59.42 years to 74.26 years respectively. In 2016, the life expectancy is 74.1.

The life expectancy in Malaysia was 59.42 years in 1960, reached 63.94 years in 1970, then 67.40 years in 1980, and finally reached 70.06 years in 1990. In 2000, the statistics showed the average life expectancy to be 72.14 years, and in 2016 it has reached 74.1 years with male life expectancy at 71.7 years and female life expectancy at 76.4 years.

Demographics

The population of Malaysia was 28,334,135 according to the 2010 census. This made Malaysia the 42nd most populated country in the world. Malaysia consists of people of different cultures and religions. Only 50.4% of the population is Malay, and the rest is Bumiputera, Muslim, and other ethnic groups including majorities and minorities.

Malaysian nationality is only given to a child whose parents are both Malaysian. Dual nationality in Malaysia is not allowed.

The infant mortality rate in 2012was 14.57 deaths per 1000, and life expectancy at birth in 2012 was 75 years in Malaysia. Five percent of the government social sector development budget is spent on health care to develop Malaysia into a medical tourism destination. Peninsular Malaysia has an urban population of 70%. This area consists of approximately 25 million Malaysians, and the population is mostly concentrated here. Kuala Lampur is the capital and is also the center of financial and commercial activities. A city named Putrajaya was constructed in Malaysia to normalize the growing population in Kuala Lumpur and is now the seat of government.

Malaysia is estimated to have about 6 million migrant workers because of a rise in labor-intensive industries. It is estimated by the Sabah-based NGOs that out of those 6 million migrant workers, about half are illegal migrants.

Refugees and asylum seekers are also found to be living in Malaysia, so Malaysian officials are working on enforcing its immigration law.

Malaysia Population in 2017Source: naim fadil

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Malaysia Population Growth

The annual growth of Malaysia is statistically estimated to be 1.6%. As we see in the population growth statistics, Malaysia’s growth rate gets lower each year. From being 2% in 2000, it went down to 1.8 % in 2005, and then declined to 1.72% in 2009. It dropped to 1.61% in 2010 and finally to 1.54% in the year 2012. This statistical analysis shows that Malaysia needs to improve on a lot in order to raise its population growth rate. There is a need to increase the birth ratio over the death ratio. Some other measures taken by the government, such as health and social services, can help to increase the population growth rate.

It is expected there will be an increase in the population growth of Malaysia with significant changes in the ethnic composition of the population in the next 40 years. The number of Malays will continue to rise as it did from 56.6 percent in 1980 to 60.1 percent in the year 2000. It will finally rise to about 64.4 percent in the year 2020.

About Malaysia

Official NameMalaysia
Languages SpokenMalay, English
BordersBRN, IDN, THA
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude2.5112.5
Currencies UsedMYR

Malaysia Population Density

Name Population
Tanah Rata7,000
Telaga Batu10,000
Ayer Hangat10,000
Taman Rajawali10,000
Padang Mat Sirat10,000
Chaah11,844
Pulau Sebang11,879
Juru12,265
Kuala Sungai Baru12,269
Tumpat12,280
Kampung Bukit Tinggi, Bentong12,346
Kota Belud12,825
Buloh Kasap13,088
Kelapa Sawit13,239
Jertih13,526
Sungai Pelek New Village13,829
Kuala Perlis13,917
Bemban14,329
Pantai Cenang15,000
Kuala Lipis15,448
Kampung Ayer Molek15,497
Kinarut15,716
Kapit15,771
Beaufort15,855
Gurun15,964
Pantai Remis16,317
Kampung Tanjung Karang16,393
Kepala Batas17,131
Sabak Bernam17,251
Bukit Rambai17,391
Parit Raja17,441
Kampung Simpang Renggam17,528
Pasir Mas19,017
Kampar19,056
Kuala Kedah19,231
Kampong Kadok19,233
Papar19,278
Ranau19,294
Kuala Pilah19,510
Gua Musang19,731
Batu Feringgi20,000
Pelabuhan Klang20,000
Batang Berjuntai20,001
Alor Gajah20,163
Bagan Serai20,476
Paka21,044
Kuang21,185
Marang21,410
Labis21,906
Mersing22,007
Tanjung Sepat22,340
Batu Arang22,579
Peringat23,288
Pekan Nenas23,292
Ladang Seri Kundang23,307
Tanjung Tokong24,071
Kertih24,401
Jenjarum24,857
Batu Berendam25,028
Sungai Udang26,044
Limbang26,199
Sungai Besar26,939
Yong Peng27,138
Permatang Kuching27,191
Simanggang27,207
Parit Buntar27,313
Tapah Road27,863
Tampin28,238
Serendah28,484
Tanah Merah29,116
Kampong Masjid Tanah29,185
Sarikei29,281
Bidur30,016
Kuah30,212
Bakri30,280
Bahau31,273
Pekan31,826
Kudat32,393
Jerantut33,606
Tangkak35,109
Kampung Baharu Nilai36,720
Kampung Ayer Keroh37,716
Klebang Besar38,643
Kuala Kangsar39,331
Lumut39,595
Kampong Pangkal Kalong39,904
Raub40,024
Nibong Tebal40,072
Mentekab42,171
Batu Gajah46,183
Bedong47,585
Banting48,240
Bentong Town49,213
Putrajaya50,000
Pontian Kechil50,836
Kota Tinggi52,743
Bandar Labuan54,752
Kampung Bukit Baharu55,656
Kuala Selangor55,887
Simpang Empat58,004
Kampong Dungun58,674
Temerluh59,916
Putra Heights60,000
Semporna62,641
Teluk Intan63,353
Jitra63,489
Kulai63,762
Kangar63,869
Perai65,301
Kampong Baharu Balakong69,302
Segamat69,816
Donggongon71,585
Taman Senai73,176
Victoria73,653
Ulu Tiram75,350
Keningau77,650
Putatan78,340
Cukai82,425
Port Dickson89,198
Semenyih92,491
Lahad Datu105,622
Butterworth107,591
Rawang120,447
Muar127,897
Tasek Glugor135,786
Kampung Sungai Ara140,849
Kampung Pasir Gudang Baru145,639
Bintulu151,617
Batu Pahat156,236
Skudai159,733
Kluang169,828
Kulim170,889
Malacca180,671
Sibu198,239
Sepang212,050
Bukit Mertajam212,329
Alor Setar217,368
Taiping217,647
Miri228,212
Sungai Petani228,843
Kuala Terengganu285,065
George Town300,000
Tawau306,462
Kuantan366,229
Seremban372,917
Sandakan392,288
Kota Kinabalu457,326
Shah Alam481,654
Petaling Jaya520,698
Kuching570,407
Ipoh673,318
Subang Jaya708,296
Johor Bahru802,489
Kampung Baru Subang833,571
Klang879,867
Kuala Lumpur1,453,975
Kota Bharu1,459,994

Malaysia Population Clock

What is the population of Malaysia (as of September 13, 2017)?31,188,893
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)31164177
Births Per Day284
Deaths Per Day87
Net Migrations Per Day 137
Net Change Per Day 334
Population Change Since January 1st85,170

Malaysia Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 16.649 births/thousand113
Crude Death Rate 5.122 deaths/thousand175
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.595 people/thousand38
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.234 years89
Male Life Expectancy 72.904 years79
Female Life Expectancy 77.606 years98
Total Fertility Rate 1.901 children/woman133
Net Reproduction Rate 0.907 surviving daughters/woman134
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female28
Infant Mortality Rate 6.703 deaths/1,000 live births145
Under Five Mortality 8.058 deaths/thousand147
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.797 years38
Rate of Natural Increase 11.441 101
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.248 %68
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.588 %76
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.894 %55
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.522 %75
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.881 %82
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.138 %69
Crude Suicide Rate 2.6 suicides/thousand144
Median Age (Total) 28.2 years122
Median Age (Female) 28.5 years122
Median Age (Male) 28 years121

Malaysia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201731,164,17749.511%50.489%941121.3%44
201530,331,00749.539%50.461%921121.38%44
201028,119,50049.632%50.368%851141.6%42
200525,796,12450.377%49.623%781141.79%43
200023,420,75150.85%49.15%711182.11%44
199520,725,37450.807%49.193%631202.55%45
199018,211,09650.763%49.237%551232.7%45
198515,764,34050.423%49.577%471282.86%48
198013,833,73950.385%49.615%421272.47%49
197512,311,78250.376%49.624%371302.31%49
197010,908,63350.523%49.477%331312.48%49
19659,569,78450.751%49.249%291302.83%50
19608,160,97550.854%49.146%241323.24%53
19557,016,09751.003%48.997%211302.94%56
19506,109,90651.462%48.538%181332.46%59

Malaysia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202032,374,47449.453%50.547%981121.23%44
202534,333,55449.382%50.618%1041091.08%45
203036,106,56849.33%50.67%1091060.89%48
203537,617,55949.299%50.701%1141050.71%49
204038,852,92849.286%50.714%1181060.56%50
204539,861,80649.292%50.708%1211080.46%51
205040,724,69849.317%50.683%1231080.38%54
205541,447,99449.357%50.643%1261070.3%54
206041,995,41749.419%50.581%1271070.2%56
206542,324,92649.512%50.488%1281060.09%55
207042,417,64949.649%50.351%129107-0.02%55
207542,306,00349.82%50.18%128110-0.1%57
208042,059,24750.011%49.989%128111-0.14%57
208541,753,27950.209%49.791%127112-0.15%57
209041,437,25550.395%49.605%126113-0.15%57
209541,119,30050.553%49.447%125114-0.16%58
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations