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In 2021, Male: 16.8 million ; Female: 15.9 million
In 2021, Malaysia Population to reach 32.7 million

Population & Demography

Key Findings of Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2020: Urban and Rural

Publication Key Findings of Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2020 Urban and Rural presents statistics by strata of urban and rural comprises population, living quarters, households, ethnic, gender, age, religion, marital status and average private household size. Further explanation on the findings are presented in spatial format. The urbanisation rate in Malaysia increased further to 75.1 per cent (24.4 million) in 2020 as compared to 70.9 per cent (19.5 million) in 2010.

Release Date : Friday 23, December 2022 1200

Statistics on Women Empowerment in Selected Domains, Malaysia, 2022

This publication presents gender statistics in Malaysia for the year 2019 to 2021. These statistics focus on the core set of gender indicators covering eleven main domains namely economic structures, participation in productive activities and access to resources; education; health and related services, public life and decision making; human rights of women and girls, social protection (special focus: population ageing); disaster risk reduction; peace and security; refugees; environment and climate change; and international migration. 

This publication also presents Malaysia Gender Gap Index (MGGI) at the national and state levels. MGGI is prepared based on the methodology from the Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI) published by WEF using data released by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) and other agencies in Malaysia. MGGI 2021 comprises four sub-indices and 14 variables.

Release Date : Tuesday 29, November 2022 1200

Marriage and Divorce Statistics, Malaysia, 2022

The publication of Marriage and Divorce Statistics, Malaysia, 2022 presents the statistics of marriage and divorce in Malaysia for 2020 and 2021.  The statistics are compiled based on the data obtained from the National Registration Department (NRD), State Religious Department (JAIN), Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), Department of Syariah Judiciary Malaysia (JKSM) and the Council for Customs and Traditions Sarawak (Mais). The statistics are presented by state, administrative district, sex, age group and ethnic group.

Release Date : Friday 25, November 2022 1200

Demographic Statistics Third Quarter 2022, Malaysia

The Department of Statistics Malaysia has been implemented the rebasing of population figures for the second quarter 2020 until the third quarter 2022, meanwhile the population for the third quarter 2010 until the first quarter 2020 will be revised later.

  • 32.9 million population in the third quarter 2022
  • 109,397 live births in the third quarter 2022
  • 50,276 deaths in the third quarter 2022
Release Date : Tuesday 08, November 2022 1200

Statistics on Causes of Death, Malaysia, 2022

The publication of Statistics on Causes of Death, Malaysia, 2022 presents statistics on the principal causes of death in Malaysia for the year 2021. There were 224.6 thousand deaths recorded in 2021, an increased of 34.5 per cent (57.6 thousand) as compared to 2020 (167.0 thousand). COVID-19 infection (due to) was the principal cause of death in 2021. 

Release Date : Thursday 27, October 2022 1200

Vital Statistics, Malaysia, 2022

The publication of Vital Statistics, Malaysia, 2022 contains birth and death statistics by various demographic characteristics for the year 2021. The number of live births was 439,744 births in 2021, a decrease of 6.7 per cent (31,760 births) as compared to 471,504 births in 2020. This was the highest decrease in a decade. The number of deaths in 2021 was 224,569 deaths, increased 34.5 per cent (57,599 deaths) as compared to 166,970 deaths in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Release Date : Thursday 13, October 2022 1200

Abridged Life Tables, 2020-2022

This publication contains life tables by age group, ethnic group and sex at Malaysia and state. The abridged life tables are generated based on the mid-year deaths and mid-year population estimates.  

Release Date : Wednesday 28, September 2022 1200

Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2020: Administrative District

Key Findings Population and Housing of Malaysia 2020: Administrative District comprises statistics at small geographical levels namely administrative districts/ jajahan (160), mukim/ sub-districts (1,756) and Local Authority (PBT) (155). This key findings will be used in measuring the achievements of policy implementation by the government towards becoming a nation that achieves sustainable growth with fair and equitable distribution across income groups, ethnicities, regions and supply chains.

Release Date : Sunday 29, May 2022 1100

Population Projection (Revised), Malaysia, 2010-2040

The Population Projections (Revised), Malaysia, 2010-2040, presents population projections which have been revised for the year 2010–2040 based on the current changes in births, deaths and migration components. The main population statistics are presented by demographic characteristics such as sex, age and ethnic group.

Release Date : Friday 04, November 2016 1200