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In 2020, Male: 16.2 mil ; Female: 17.5 mil
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Vital Statistics, Malaysia, 2015

Release Date : Friday 28, October 2016 1500

LIVE BIRTHS

The total number of live births recorded in 2015 was 521,136 with a decrease of 1.4 per cent compared to 2014 (528,612). The crude birth rate declined from 17.2 (2014) to 16.7 (2015) per 1,000 population.

In 2015, live births of males and females, respectively, were  269,255 and 251,881. Meanwhile, live births in 2014 were 273,139 males and 255,473 females.

TOTAL FERTILITY RATE

The total fertility rate per woman aged 15-49 years in 2015 was 2.0 children compared to 2.1 children in 2014.

DEATHS

The total number of deaths recorded in 2015 was 155,786 with an increase of 3.6 per cent compared to 2014 (150,318). The crude death rate increased from 4.9 (2014) to 5.0 (2015) per 1,000 population.

Of the total deaths registered in 2015, male and female deaths were recorded at 89,449 and 66,337 respectively. Meanwhile, the total number of deaths in 2014 was 83,532 males and 63,786  females.

 

Source: Vital Statistics, Malaysia, 2015, Department of Statistics, Malaysia

 

LIVE BIRTH BY STATE

The crude birth rate declined in all states except Terengganu and W.P. Labuan. In 2015, W. P. Putrajaya recorded the highest crude birth rate of 34.6 per 1,000 population, while Pulau Pinang recorded the lowest rate of 13.1 per 1,000 population (Chart 1).

Chart 1:  Crude birth rate by state, Malaysia, 2014 and 2015

   (per 1,000 population)

 

DEATHS BY STATE

The crude death rate also increases in 12 states, however, declined in three states (W.P. Kuala Lumpur, W.P. Labuan and W.P. Putrajaya) and unchanged in Kelantan. In 2015, Perlis recorded the highest crude death rate of 7.1 per 1,000 population, while W.P. Putrajaya recorded the lowest rate of 2.3 per 1,000 population (Chart 2).

Chart 2:  Crude death rate by state, Malaysia, 2014 and 2015

(per 1,000 population)

 

Released By:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
28 October 2016

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my

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