Malaysia is currently experiencing population growth at a rate that is gradually slowing down. Malaysia’s population is currently 32.37 million people. It is estimated that Malaysia’s population will peak in the year 2068 at 42.07 million people. Following 2069, the population will begin to steadily decline.
Malaysia’s population is growing at a rate of 1.30% as of 2020. This is significantly lower than its rate in 2000, which was 2.51%. This decrease in the population growth rate is expected to continue in the next few decades, slowing down population growth until the numbers plateau and eventually decline.
If Malaysia wants to continue to grow its population further than current projections and prevent an aging population, it will need to increase its fertility rate. The fertility rate is 2.01 births per woman, just under the population replacement rate.