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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 Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2020: Local Authority Area *New

This publication presents statistics on Local Authority Areas (LAAs) comprise of population, living quarters, gender, age, ethnic, households, average private household size and population by stratum. In addition, for the first-time findings on the accessibility from living quarters to facilities including sports and recreation are released was based on self-declaration by respondents in terms of the estimated nearest distance between living quarters and facilities.

Release Date : Wednesday 08, March 2023 12:00 pm

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 12:00 pm

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 11:00 am

Marriage And Divorce Statistics, Malaysia, 2018

Marriage and Divorce Statistics, Malaysia 2018 presents the statistics of marriage and divorce in Malaysia for 2016 & 2017.  The statistics are compiled based on data obtained from the National Registration Department (NRD), State Religious Department (JAIN), Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) and the Department of Syariah Judiciary Malaysia (JKSM) and presented by state, sex, age group and ethnic group.

Release Date : Friday 28, December 2018 12:00 pm

Statistics On Women Empowerment In Selected Domains, Malaysia, 2017

Statistics on Women Empowerment in Selected Domains, Malaysia, 2017 presents the information on basic gender indicators to measure gender equality as the government's efforts towards women empowerment. These statistics contained indicators which consist of eight main areas which are economic structures, participation in productive activities & access to resources; education; health & related services; public life & decision making; human rights of women & girl children; social protection; disaster risk reduction and peace & security. 

Release Date : Wednesday 06, December 2017 12:00 pm

Statistics on Causes of Death, Malaysia, 2014

Statistics on Causes of Death, Malaysia, 2014 is an annual publication which presents statistics on the principal causes of death in Malaysia for the year 2014.

There were 150.3 thousand deaths recorded in 2014. This total increased by 5.7 per cent (8.1 thousand) as compared to 2013 (142.2 thousand). The crude death rate increased to 4.9 compared to 4.7 per 1,000 population in 2013.

Release Date : Monday 05, December 2016 12:00 pm

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 12:00 pm

Current Population Estimates, Malaysia, 2014 - 2016

In 2016, total population of Malaysia is estimated at 31.7 million persons with 0.5 million increased as compared to 31.2 million persons in 2015 with 1.5 per cent population growth rate for the same period. 

Release Date : Friday 22, July 2016 12:00 pm

Vital Statistics, Malaysia, 2014

The number of live births recorded in 2014 was 511,865, with an increase of 1.6 per cent compared to  2013 (503,914). The crude birth rate unchanged at 16.7 per 1,000 population for both years. The total fertility rate also unchanged at 2.0 births per woman aged 15–49 years for the same period, which is below the replacement level (2.1).

A total of 145,648 deaths was registered in 2014, showed an increase of 3,446 (2.4%) as compared to 2013 (142,202). The crude death rate increased from 4.7 to 4.8 per 1,000 population for the same period. Overall, from 2013 to 2014, all mortality indicators showed a decline except for maternal mortality ratio showed an inverse trend.

Release Date : Thursday 31, December 2015 12:00 pm