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Malaysia Population


Highlights of Analysis:

  • Malaysia Population is increasing
  • Malaysia Population Density is increasing
  • Malaysia Life Expectancy is increasing
  • Malaysia Fertility Rate is decreasing
Every year Malaysia population is expected to increase by 152078 people. Malaysia contributes 0.42% of world's total population. Average Life Expectancy in Malaysia is 75.909 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years.Life Expectancy is above average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years). How the world population is changing is of great importance for humanity’s impact on the Earth’s natural environment, but it also gives reasons to hope for a good future. Malaysia owns 0.00221% of land i.e. 328550 Sq Kms of land and Ranks 66 when compared to other Global Countries Land area

Malaysia Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Malaysia Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Malaysia Population (in million) 28.11 32.86 36.81
Malaysia Global Rank 44th 45th 45th
Malaysia Global Population Share 0.4% 0.42% 0.43%
Malaysia Global Population Density 83.67 95.97 105.74
Malaysia Global Population Density Rank 220th 222nd 224th
Malaysia Average Life Expectancy 74.21 75.9 77.44
Malaysia Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 80th 88th 91st
Malaysia Fertility Rate 2.14 1.96 1.83
Malaysia Fertility Rate Global Rank 120th 121st 129th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

What is the Population trend of ?

  • Every year Malaysia population is expected to increase by 152078 people. 
  • Malaysia population overall trend is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years and expected to be in Decreasing trend for next 100 years. 
  • As per trend analysis Malaysia will have more death than births from 2066 and this will impact population growth. 
  • Malaysia Global Population Rank for next 50 years is expected to be in Range of 45th-50th. 

What is the Population growth rate of ?

  • Malaysia population average growth rate for next 50 years is increasing at Rate of 0.68%. 
  • Overall population growth rate of Malaysia is expected to be decreasing starting Year : 2069. 

What percentage of lives in ?

  • Malaysia contributes 0.42% of world's total population. 

Malaysia
 Population Fact

Malaysia
 Total Population Trend

Malaysia
 Population Growth Rate

Malaysia
 Birth and Death Rate

Table : Past and Expected Future Population & Global Rank

Year Count(in Millions) Global Rank
2010 28.11 Million 44th
2020 32.86 Million 45th
2030 36.81 Million 45th
2040 39.66 Million 48th
2050 41.72 Million 50th
2060 43.19 Million 52nd
2070 43.69 Million 54th
2080 43.3 Million 54th
2090 42.58 Million 56th
2100 41.79 Million 58th

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Growth Rate

Year Count(in Millions) Growth Rate
2010 28.11 Million 1.83%
2020 32.86 Million 1.25%
2030 36.81 Million 0.93%
2040 39.66 Million 0.58%
2050 41.72 Million 0.39%
2060 43.19 Million 0.22%
2070 43.69 Million 0%
2080 43.3 Million -0.13%
2090 42.58 Million -0.15%
2100 41.79 Million -0.17%

Table : Past and Expected Future   Population Share in world

Year Count(in Millions) Share
2010 28.11 Million 0.4%
2020 32.86 Million 0.42%
2030 36.81 Million 0.43%
2040 39.66 Million 0.43%
2050 41.72 Million 0.42%
2060 43.19 Million 0.42%
2070 43.69 Million 0.41%
2080 43.3 Million 0.39%
2090 42.58 Million 0.38%
2100 41.79 Million 0.37%

Malaysia Population Density


What is the Population Density of 

  • Malaysia population density is 111.13 per sq. km and is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years. 
  • Malaysia Ranks in range of 222nd-230th in term of population density around the world. 
  • As per trend, their will be decrease in population density of Malaysia. 

Malaysia
 Population Density (people per sq. km.)

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Density (people per sq. km.)

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Year Population Density Rank
2010 83.67 220th
2020 95.97 222nd
2030 105.74 224th
2040 113.41 226th
2050 118.89 228th
2060 121.64 230th
2070 121.5 232nd
2080 118.49 2nd
2090 112.81 4th
2100 104.85 6th

Malaysia Average Life Expectancy

  • Average Life Expectancy in Malaysia is 75.909 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years. 
  • Life Expectancy is above average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years).  
  • Malaysia ranks 88th in terms of average life expectancy around the world. 

Malaysia
 Avg Life Expectancy

Table : Past and Expected Average Life Expectancy (Age) ()

Year Average Life Expectancy Rank
2010 74.21 80th
2020 75.9 88th
2030 77.44 91st
2040 78.96 91st
2050 80.49 93rd
2060 82.02 93rd
2070 83.51 91st
2080 84.86 89th
2090 86.03 89th
2100 0

Malaysia Average Fertility Rate

  • In Malaysia, Women gives birth to 1.967 (average) children every year and this fertility rate is expected to be in decreasing trend. 
  • Malaysia rank is in range of 121st-150th in term of average fertility rate around the world. 

Malaysia
 Fertility Rate kids per women

Table : Past and Expected Average Fertility Rate

Year Average Fertility Rate Rank
2010 2.14 120th
2020 1.96 121st
2030 1.83 129th
2040 1.76 142nd
2050 1.74 147th
2060 1.73 150th
2070 1.74 156th
2080 1.75 159th
2090 1.76 157th
2100 1.78 155th

Conclusion of Analysis :


In 1950, Malaysia population was 6109915 and this continuously increasing at growth rate of average 0.02%.Currently Malaysia population is around 28112289 and by year 2030 its expected to be 36814968 .Malaysia ranks 44th when compared to other countries population. Average Life Expectancy of Malaysia in 2010 was 74.21, in 2020 its 75.909 and by 2050 it will be 80.492.As mentioned in Highlight's Malaysia population is increasing, population density is increasing, average life expectancy is increasing and average fertility rate is decreasing.

Reference (Source) :


  • https://population.un.org/wpp/
  • https://population.un.org/wpp/DataSources/
  • https://www.wikipedia.org/
Historical population data on a sub-national level – including their administrative divisions and principal towns – is collected by Jan Lahmeyer and published at his website www.populstat.info.
The Minnesota Population Center publishes various high-quality datasets based on census data beginning in 1790. At the time of writing this source was online at www.pop.umn.edu/index.php. It focuses on North America and Europe.
The Data & Information Services Center (DISC) Archive at University of Wisconsin-Madison provides access to census data and population datasets (mostly for the Americas). At the time of writing this source was online at http://www.disc.wisc.edu.
The International Database published by the U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the time 1950-2100. At the time of writing this source was online at https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php.
The Atlas of the Biosphere publishes data on Population Density. At the time of writing this source was online at www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.

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