๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Population of Malaysia

34,671,896
Current Population of Malaysia
359,779
Net population growth this year
105.53
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Malaysia reached 34,671,896, of which 17,694,945 people are male and 16,976,951 female. The country has a population density of 105.53 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 1.038% for the year. According to the latest data, Malaysia is set to increase its population size by 359,779 people next year. Making the total population count of Malaysia 34,671,896 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Malaysia (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Malaysia grown from 5,972,876 people to 34,671,896. An increase of the population size by 480.49% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 5,972,876 3,080,007 2,892,869 141,256 18.1795 2.365%
1951 6,118,736 3,150,118 2,968,618 150,464 18.6235 2.459%
1952 6,273,219 3,224,789 3,048,430 158,502 19.0937 2.527%
1953 6,435,027 3,303,644 3,131,383 165,114 19.5861 2.566%
1954 6,605,394 3,387,251 3,218,142 175,619 20.1047 2.659%
1955 6,786,077 3,476,394 3,309,682 185,748 20.6546 2.737%
1956 6,977,024 3,571,100 3,405,923 196,145 21.2358 2.811%
1957 7,178,108 3,671,172 3,506,936 206,023 21.8478 2.87%
1958 7,385,688 3,774,672 3,611,017 209,139 22.4796 2.832%
1959 7,602,942 3,883,168 3,719,774 225,368 23.1409 2.964%
1960 7,833,782 3,998,586 3,835,196 236,311 23.8435 3.017%
1961 8,074,804 4,119,274 3,955,530 245,735 24.5771 3.043%
1962 8,324,218 4,244,424 4,079,794 253,092 25.3362 3.041%
1963 8,579,350 4,372,658 4,206,692 257,171 26.1128 2.998%
1964 8,835,925 4,501,673 4,334,252 255,980 26.8937 2.897%
1965 9,091,016 4,629,885 4,461,131 254,202 27.6701 2.796%
1966 9,340,240 4,755,181 4,585,060 244,247 28.4287 2.615%
1967 9,582,086 4,876,880 4,705,206 239,444 29.1648 2.499%
1968 9,821,308 4,997,250 4,824,058 239,000 29.8929 2.434%
1969 10,061,684 5,118,190 4,943,494 241,752 30.6245 2.403%
1970 10,306,508 5,241,436 5,065,072 247,896 31.3697 2.405%
1971 10,552,557 5,365,364 5,187,194 244,202 32.1186 2.314%
1972 10,801,619 5,490,830 5,310,790 253,922 32.8766 2.351%
1973 11,062,664 5,622,394 5,440,270 268,168 33.6712 2.424%
1974 11,335,187 5,759,824 5,575,364 276,878 34.5006 2.443%
1975 11,617,947 5,902,426 5,715,522 288,642 35.3613 2.485%
1976 11,910,080 6,049,825 5,860,256 295,625 36.2504 2.482%
1977 12,218,924 6,205,309 6,013,614 322,061 37.1905 2.636%
1978 12,543,892 6,368,557 6,175,335 327,876 38.1796 2.614%
1979 12,875,010 6,535,024 6,339,986 334,361 39.1874 2.597%
1980 13,215,706 6,706,384 6,509,322 347,031 40.2243 2.626%
1981 13,564,594 6,881,926 6,682,667 350,743 41.2862 2.586%
1982 13,921,028 7,061,416 6,859,613 362,127 42.3711 2.601%
1983 14,292,862 7,248,756 7,044,106 381,540 43.5029 2.67%
1984 14,686,454 7,447,087 7,239,366 405,644 44.7008 2.762%
1985 15,108,135 7,659,684 7,448,452 437,718 45.9843 2.897%
1986 15,558,740 7,886,831 7,671,909 463,492 47.3558 2.979%
1987 16,033,103 8,125,834 7,907,268 485,234 48.7996 3.027%
1988 16,524,616 8,373,510 8,151,106 497,792 50.2956 3.013%
1989 17,020,143 8,623,302 8,396,840 493,261 51.8038 2.898%
1990 17,517,054 8,874,067 8,642,988 500,563 53.3163 2.858%
1991 18,017,464 9,126,944 8,890,520 500,257 54.8393 2.777%
1992 18,526,708 9,384,297 9,142,411 518,230 56.3893 2.797%
1993 19,050,077 9,648,874 9,401,204 528,508 57.9823 2.774%
1994 19,588,703 9,921,366 9,667,338 548,744 59.6217 2.802%
1995 20,136,888 10,198,689 9,938,199 547,626 61.2902 2.72%
1996 20,689,051 10,477,978 10,211,073 556,699 62.9708 2.691%
1997 21,249,178 10,761,106 10,488,071 563,555 64.6756 2.652%
1998 21,810,542 11,044,606 10,765,936 559,174 66.3842 2.564%
1999 22,368,655 11,326,234 11,042,420 557,051 68.083 2.49%
2000 22,945,150 11,631,359 11,313,791 595,940 69.8376 2.597%
2001 23,542,517 11,961,266 11,581,251 598,793 71.6558 2.544%
2002 24,142,445 12,292,325 11,850,120 601,064 73.4818 2.49%
2003 24,739,411 12,621,130 12,118,281 592,869 75.2988 2.397%
2004 25,333,247 12,947,693 12,385,554 594,802 77.1062 2.348%
2005 25,923,536 13,271,796 12,651,740 585,776 78.9029 2.26%
2006 26,509,413 13,592,989 12,916,424 585,978 80.6861 2.211%
2007 27,092,604 13,912,833 13,179,770 580,403 82.4611 2.142%
2008 27,664,296 14,226,719 13,437,576 562,981 84.2012 2.035%
2009 28,217,204 14,530,672 13,686,532 542,836 85.884 1.924%
2010 28,717,731 14,792,312 13,925,419 458,218 87.4075 1.596%
2011 29,184,133 15,021,118 14,163,015 474,586 88.8271 1.626%
2012 29,660,212 15,254,994 14,405,218 477,571 90.2761 1.61%
2013 30,134,807 15,488,512 14,646,296 471,621 91.7206 1.565%
2014 30,606,459 15,720,763 14,885,695 471,681 93.1562 1.541%
2015 31,068,833 15,947,910 15,120,922 453,067 94.5635 1.458%
2016 31,526,418 16,171,860 15,354,558 462,104 95.9562 1.466%
2017 31,975,806 16,391,213 15,584,594 436,672 97.324 1.366%
2018 32,399,271 16,597,324 15,801,948 410,259 98.6129 1.266%
2019 32,804,019 16,794,024 16,009,996 399,237 99.8448 1.217%
2020 33,199,993 16,986,172 16,213,821 392,710 101.05 1.183%
2021 33,573,874 17,166,530 16,407,343 355,051 102.188 1.058%
2022 33,938,222 17,341,833 16,596,389 373,645 103.297 1.101%
2023 34,308,525 17,520,258 16,788,267 366,962 104.4241 1.07%
2024 34,671,896 17,694,945 16,976,951 359,779 105.53 1.038%

Statements that can be derived from Malaysia's population data

  • Malaysia has a population of 34,671,896 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Malaysia's population is equivalent to 0.43% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Malaysia's population will grow with 359,779 people.
  • In 2024, 48,997 more people will immigrate to Malaysia than emigrate from the country.
  • The median age of the population in Malaysia is 31.18 years.
  • In Malaysia there are 105.53 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 5.54 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Malaysia.
  • In Malaysia, 17,694,945 of the total population are male, and 16,976,951 are female.

Future Population of Malaysia (2024 - 2100)

Malaysia's population is set to incease in the future from 34,671,896 people to 39,474,474 people. An increase of the population size by 560.9% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 34,671,896 17,694,945 16,976,951 359,779 105.53 1.038%
2025 35,028,030 17,865,773 17,162,257 352,490 106.614 1.006%
2026 35,376,942 18,032,809 17,344,132 345,334 107.676 0.976%
2027 35,718,158 18,195,827 17,522,331 337,098 108.7145 0.944%
2028 36,050,662 18,354,296 17,696,365 327,909 109.7266 0.91%
2029 36,373,834 18,507,946 17,865,888 318,436 110.7102 0.875%
2030 36,687,569 18,656,766 18,030,803 309,034 111.6651 0.842%
2031 36,992,784 18,801,219 18,191,565 301,396 112.5941 0.815%
2032 37,288,666 18,940,936 18,347,729 290,367 113.4946 0.779%
2033 37,573,537 19,075,103 18,498,434 279,376 114.3617 0.744%
2034 37,847,164 19,203,583 18,643,582 267,878 115.1945 0.708%
2035 38,109,999 19,326,639 18,783,360 257,793 115.9945 0.676%
2036 38,362,771 19,444,658 18,918,113 247,750 116.7639 0.646%
2037 38,605,692 19,557,765 19,047,928 238,093 117.5032 0.617%
2038 38,838,995 19,666,120 19,172,875 228,513 118.2133 0.588%
2039 39,063,349 19,770,088 19,293,261 220,194 118.8962 0.564%
2040 39,279,459 19,870,030 19,409,430 212,027 119.554 0.54%
2041 39,487,920 19,966,267 19,521,654 204,894 120.1885 0.519%
2042 39,688,220 20,058,576 19,629,644 195,706 120.7981 0.493%
2043 39,880,624 20,147,110 19,733,513 189,101 121.3837 0.474%
2044 40,066,400 20,232,522 19,833,877 182,452 121.9492 0.455%
2045 40,244,776 20,314,430 19,930,345 174,299 122.4921 0.433%
2046 40,415,981 20,392,966 20,023,015 168,112 123.0132 0.416%
2047 40,580,199 20,468,190 20,112,009 160,324 123.513 0.395%
2048 40,737,582 20,540,255 20,197,327 154,442 123.992 0.379%
2049 40,888,502 20,609,379 20,279,122 147,397 124.4514 0.36%
2050 41,032,433 20,675,256 20,357,177 140,466 124.8895 0.342%
2051 41,168,898 20,737,652 20,431,246 132,463 125.3048 0.322%
2052 41,297,797 20,796,550 20,501,247 125,336 125.6971 0.303%
2053 41,419,071 20,851,956 20,567,115 117,212 126.0663 0.283%
2054 41,532,745 20,903,830 20,628,914 110,136 126.4123 0.265%
2055 41,639,027 20,952,324 20,686,703 102,429 126.7357 0.246%
2056 41,737,197 20,997,068 20,740,129 93,910 127.0345 0.225%
2057 41,826,760 21,037,798 20,788,962 85,215 127.3071 0.204%
2058 41,907,596 21,074,477 20,833,120 76,459 127.5532 0.182%
2059 41,979,830 21,107,172 20,872,659 68,009 127.773 0.162%
2060 42,043,514 21,135,871 20,907,643 59,359 127.9669 0.141%
2061 42,098,330 21,160,352 20,937,979 50,273 128.1337 0.119%
2062 42,144,488 21,180,799 20,963,690 42,043 128.2742 0.1%
2063 42,181,745 21,197,106 20,984,640 32,470 128.3876 0.077%
2064 42,209,656 21,208,987 21,000,668 23,349 128.4725 0.055%
2065 42,228,224 21,216,483 21,011,741 13,788 128.5291 0.033%
2066 42,236,994 21,219,306 21,017,688 3,752 128.5558 0.009%
2067 42,236,239 21,217,542 21,018,697 -5,262 128.5535 -0.012%
2068 42,225,922 21,211,226 21,014,697 -15,371 128.5221 -0.036%
2069 42,206,041 21,200,329 21,005,712 -24,392 128.4615 -0.058%
2070 42,177,549 21,185,341 20,992,208 -32,592 128.3748 -0.077%
2071 42,140,738 21,166,501 20,974,237 -41,030 128.2628 -0.097%
2072 42,096,945 21,144,531 20,952,414 -46,556 128.1295 -0.111%
2073 42,047,036 21,119,782 20,927,254 -53,262 127.9776 -0.127%
2074 41,990,028 21,091,714 20,898,314 -60,754 127.8041 -0.145%
2075 41,925,664 21,060,294 20,865,370 -67,974 127.6082 -0.162%
2076 41,855,016 21,026,041 20,828,975 -73,322 127.3931 -0.175%
2077 41,779,488 20,989,634 20,789,855 -77,734 127.1633 -0.186%
2078 41,699,189 20,951,186 20,748,002 -82,864 126.9189 -0.199%
2079 41,614,787 20,910,989 20,703,798 -85,940 126.662 -0.207%
2080 41,526,445 20,869,085 20,657,360 -90,744 126.3931 -0.219%
2081 41,434,429 20,825,598 20,608,831 -93,288 126.113 -0.225%
2082 41,340,441 20,781,348 20,559,093 -94,688 125.8269 -0.229%
2083 41,245,149 20,736,583 20,508,566 -95,897 125.5369 -0.233%
2084 41,147,392 20,690,689 20,456,703 -99,616 125.2394 -0.242%
2085 41,047,236 20,643,753 20,403,482 -100,696 124.9345 -0.245%
2086 40,946,336 20,596,513 20,349,824 -101,103 124.6274 -0.247%
2087 40,844,603 20,548,834 20,295,769 -102,363 124.3178 -0.251%
2088 40,741,276 20,500,302 20,240,975 -104,292 124.0033 -0.256%
2089 40,636,611 20,451,017 20,185,594 -105,038 123.6847 -0.258%
2090 40,532,012 20,401,701 20,130,310 -104,161 123.3663 -0.257%
2091 40,427,562 20,352,380 20,075,181 -104,739 123.0484 -0.259%
2092 40,322,097 20,302,351 20,019,746 -106,190 122.7274 -0.263%
2093 40,216,195 20,251,898 19,964,297 -105,614 122.4051 -0.263%
2094 40,111,112 20,201,638 19,909,474 -104,553 122.0853 -0.261%
2095 40,006,088 20,151,169 19,854,919 -105,494 121.7656 -0.264%
2096 39,900,120 20,100,005 19,800,115 -106,442 121.4431 -0.267%
2097 39,793,498 20,048,268 19,745,231 -106,801 121.1185 -0.268%
2098 39,687,007 19,996,393 19,690,614 -106,183 120.7944 -0.268%
2099 39,580,829 19,944,439 19,636,390 -106,173 120.4712 -0.268%
2100 39,474,474 19,892,135 19,582,339 -106,535 120.1475 -0.27%

Population Density of Malaysia

Today, Malaysia has a population density of 105.53 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 18.1795 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 105.53 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Malaysia is projected to reach a population density of 120.1475 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Malaysia Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Malaysia's Population

The population growth rate of Malaysia currently stands at 1.038% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.063 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Malaysia will decrease to 1.038%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Malaysia's population growth is projected to land at a negative rate of -0.27% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Malaysia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 2.365%
1960 3.017%
1970 2.405%
1980 2.626%
1990 2.858%
2000 2.597%
2010 1.596%
2020 1.183%
Year Growth Rate
2030 0.842%
2040 0.54%
2050 0.342%
2060 0.141%
2070 -0.077%
2080 -0.219%
2090 -0.257%
2100 -0.27%
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Life Expectancy of Malaysia

Today, Malaysia has an average life expectancy of 76.5851 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 46.9976 years since the 1950 to 76.5851 years in 2024. In the future, Malaysia is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 87.6022 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Malaysia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 46,997
1960 56,501
1970 63,110
1980 68,244
1990 71,307
2000 72,775
2010 74,442
2020 75,937
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 77,572
2040 79,205
2050 80,827
2060 82,430
2070 83,898
2080 85,219
2090 86,436
2100 87,602
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Migration to and from Malaysia

In 2024 Malaysia will see net migrations of 48,997 people. This means that 48,997 more people will immigrate to Malaysia than emigrate from the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Malaysia was 48,997.

Net Migration for Malaysia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 7,004
1960 -10,446
1970 -25,428
1980 6,622
1990 94,487
2000 174,011
2010 114,491
2020 57,483
Year Net Migration
2030 48,997
2040 48,997
2050 48,997
2060 48,997
2070 48,997
2080 48,997
2090 48,997
2100 48,997
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Births in Malaysia

In 2024, Malaysia will see 504,947 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Malaysia in 2022, when the country saw 509,232 new borns.

Births Malaysia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 264,724
1960 335,697
1970 346,380
1980 410,866
1990 487,430
2000 526,694
2010 487,287
2020 511,406
Year Births
2030 485,987
2040 448,636
2050 438,116
2060 415,825
2070 386,929
2080 372,710
2090 357,757
2100 337,797
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Deaths in Malaysia

In 2024, 194,159 people will die in Malaysia. That is an increase of Malaysia's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 184,580 deaths.

Deaths Malaysia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 130,459
1960 88,938
1970 73,054
1980 70,452
1990 81,367
2000 104,767
2010 143,564
2020 176,170
Year Births
2030 225,944
2040 285,605
2050 346,654
2060 405,458
2070 468,520
2080 512,456
2090 510,910
2100 493,334
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Median Age in Malaysia

The median age of Malaysia has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Malaysia will reach 48.035 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Malaysia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 18.8228
1960 16.199
1970 16.211
1980 18.5892
1990 20.9882
2000 22.895
2010 25.0659
2020 29.4702
Year Median Age
2030 33.682
2040 37.429
2050 40.4683
2060 42.903
2070 44.9935
2080 46.4429
2090 47.2251
2100 48.035
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Fertility Rate in Malaysia

The fertility rate of Malaysia has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Malaysia will reach 1.6547 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Malaysia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.3735
1960 6.407
1970 5.0275
1980 4.0561
1990 3.3744
2000 2.9144
2010 2.1436
2020 1.8177
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 1.7309
2040 1.6928
2050 1.6837
2060 1.6641
2070 1.6479
2080 1.6498
2090 1.6536
2100 1.6547
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Infant Mortality Rate in Malaysia

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Malaysia while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Malaysia has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 116.6049. Today, Malaysia has a much better infant mortality rate of 5.5359 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Malaysia is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 1.7277 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Malaysia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 116.6049
1960 70.1241
1970 43.744
1980 24.9916
1990 14.0813
2000 8.7121
2010 6.877
2020 7.3651
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 4.6596
2040 3.8171
2050 3.1595
2060 2.665
2070 2.321
2080 2.0796
2090 1.8828
2100 1.7277
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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