Malaysia Population: The timeline of total, male, female populations and growth rates

The population of Malaysia is 31,949,777 and the population growth amounts 1.32% (2019). The male and female population are 16,423,158 (51.40%) and 15,526,619 (48.60%) respectively. The average of growth rate over 10 years is 1.41% (positive growth).

The below table shows the Malaysia population history (1960-). Growth(%) is the Y/Y ratio of total population and the percent values below the male and female populations mean the ratios of those by the total population.

Year Total Growth(%) Male Female
2019 31,949,777 1.32% 16,423,158
51.40%
15,526,619
48.60%
2018 31,528,585 1.34% 16,212,465
51.42%
15,316,120
48.58%
2017 31,105,028 1.35% 16,000,504
51.44%
15,104,524
48.56%
2016 30,684,804 1.35% 15,790,796
51.46%
14,894,008
48.54%
2015 30,270,962 1.34% 15,585,165
51.49%
14,685,797
48.51%
2014 29,866,559 1.33% 15,385,703
51.51%
14,480,856
48.49%
2013 29,468,872 1.36% 15,190,416
51.55%
14,278,456
48.45%
2012 29,068,159 1.44% 14,992,103
51.58%
14,076,056
48.42%
2011 28,650,955 1.55% 14,780,914
51.59%
13,870,041
48.41%
2010 28,208,035 1.68% 14,550,131
51.58%
13,657,904
48.42%
2009 27,735,040 1.80% 14,296,751
51.55%
13,438,289
48.45%
2008 27,236,006 1.89% 14,023,886
51.49%
13,212,120
48.51%
2007 26,720,370 1.94% 13,738,504
51.42%
12,981,866
48.58%
2006 26,201,961 1.95% 13,450,753
51.33%
12,751,208
48.67%
2005 25,690,611 1.95% 13,168,050
51.26%
12,522,561
48.74%
2004 25,190,652 1.95% 12,893,158
51.18%
12,297,494
48.82%
2003 24,698,819 1.99% 12,624,152
51.11%
12,074,667
48.89%
2002 24,208,391 2.06% 12,358,191
51.05%
11,850,200
48.95%
2001 23,709,119 2.17% 12,090,532
51.00%
11,618,587
49.00%
2000 23,194,257 2.30% 11,818,008
50.95%
11,376,249
49.05%
1999 22,661,298 2.41% 11,539,675
50.92%
11,121,623
49.08%
1998 22,114,654 2.50% 11,257,667
50.91%
10,856,987
49.09%
1997 21,562,793 2.53% 10,975,461
50.90%
10,587,332
49.10%
1996 21,017,613 2.52% 10,697,926
50.90%
10,319,687
49.10%
1995 20,487,607 2.49% 10,428,405
50.90%
10,059,202
49.10%
1994 19,977,500 2.47% 10,169,300
50.90%
9,808,200
49.10%
1993 19,484,898 2.47% 9,919,342
50.91%
9,565,556
49.09%
1992 19,002,656 2.54% 9,673,900
50.91%
9,328,756
49.09%
1991 18,519,937 2.65% 9,426,236
50.90%
9,093,701
49.10%
1990 18,029,824 2.78% 9,172,078
50.87%
8,857,746
49.13%
1989 17,528,961 2.89% 8,909,065
50.82%
8,619,896
49.18%
1988 17,022,465 2.94% 8,640,306
50.76%
8,382,159
49.24%
1987 16,522,000 2.89% 8,373,558
50.68%
8,148,442
49.32%
1986 16,043,731 2.77% 8,119,613
50.61%
7,924,118
49.39%
1985 15,598,927 2.61% 7,886,041
50.56%
7,712,886
49.44%
1984 15,192,298 2.45% 7,675,935
50.53%
7,516,363
49.47%
1983 14,819,424 2.35% 7,486,424
50.52%
7,333,000
49.48%
1982 14,471,211 2.33% 7,311,762
50.53%
7,159,449
49.47%
1981 14,134,058 2.38% 7,143,316
50.54%
6,990,742
49.46%
1980 13,798,085 2.45% 6,974,794
50.55%
6,823,291
49.45%
1979 13,460,031 2.51% 6,804,218
50.55%
6,655,813
49.45%
1978 13,122,839 2.53% 6,633,483
50.55%
6,489,356
49.45%
1977 12,790,312 2.51% 6,464,907
50.55%
6,325,405
49.45%
1976 12,468,689 2.46% 6,302,314
50.55%
6,166,375
49.45%
1975 12,162,187 2.39% 6,148,283
50.55%
6,013,904
49.45%
1974 11,871,104 2.35% 6,003,021
50.57%
5,868,083
49.43%
1973 11,592,638 2.31% 5,864,839
50.59%
5,727,799
49.41%
1972 11,324,277 2.31% 5,732,232
50.62%
5,592,045
49.38%
1971 11,062,433 2.33% 5,603,050
50.65%
5,459,383
49.35%
1970 10,804,131 2.36% 5,475,539
50.68%
5,328,592
49.32%
1969 10,549,399 2.38% 5,349,645
50.71%
5,199,754
49.29%
1968 10,297,983 2.44% 5,225,265
50.74%
5,072,718
49.26%
1967 10,046,325 2.55% 5,100,490
50.77%
4,945,835
49.23%
1966 9,790,084 2.69% 4,973,019
50.80%
4,817,065
49.20%
1965 9,526,558 2.86% 4,841,421
50.82%
4,685,137
49.18%
1964 9,253,842 3.03% 4,704,717
50.84%
4,549,125
49.16%
1963 8,973,788 3.14% 4,563,883
50.86%
4,409,905
49.14%
1962 8,692,342 3.16% 4,422,002
50.87%
4,270,340
49.13%
1961 8,417,824 3.11% 4,283,394
50.88%
4,134,430
49.12%
1960 8,156,347 N/A% 4,151,247
50.90%
4,005,100
49.10%

Growth rates of Malaysia population (1961-)

The below chart is the timeline of Malaysia population growth rates for 60 years.

Malaysia population and growth rate by ages

The Malaysia population ages 0-14, 15-64, 65 over are 7,570,493, 22,168,113, 2,211,171 respectively in 2019.

The percentages below population values ages 0-14, 15-64, 65 over in each year represent the ratios of them by the total population.

Year Total 0-14 15-64 65-
2019 31,949,777 7,570,493
23.69%
22,168,113
69.38%
2,211,171
6.92%
2018 31,528,585 7,565,328
24.00%
21,859,747
69.33%
2,103,510
6.67%
2017 31,105,028 7,572,143
24.34%
21,531,602
69.22%
2,001,283
6.43%
2016 30,684,804 7,584,141
24.72%
21,197,253
69.08%
1,903,410
6.20%
2015 30,270,962 7,594,862
25.09%
20,867,236
68.93%
1,808,864
5.98%
2014 29,866,559 7,644,962
25.60%
20,504,686
68.65%
1,716,911
5.75%
2013 29,468,872 7,701,431
26.13%
20,139,033
68.34%
1,628,408
5.53%
2012 29,068,159 7,760,396
26.70%
19,763,723
67.99%
1,544,040
5.31%
2011 28,650,955 7,821,331
27.30%
19,364,279
67.59%
1,465,345
5.11%
2010 28,208,035 7,887,281
27.96%
18,927,794
67.10%
1,392,960
4.94%
2009 27,735,040 7,913,729
28.53%
18,472,322
66.60%
1,348,989
4.86%
2008 27,236,006 7,914,957
29.06%
18,016,936
66.15%
1,304,113
4.79%
2007 26,720,370 7,894,099
29.54%
17,573,461
65.77%
1,252,810
4.69%
2006 26,201,961 7,861,337
30.00%
17,145,982
65.44%
1,194,642
4.56%
2005 25,690,611 7,823,466
30.45%
16,732,812
65.13%
1,134,333
4.42%
2004 25,190,652 7,829,371
31.08%
16,271,951
64.60%
1,089,330
4.32%
2003 24,698,819 7,837,423
31.73%
15,813,797
64.03%
1,047,599
4.24%
2002 24,208,391 7,835,425
32.37%
15,369,723
63.49%
1,003,243
4.14%
2001 23,709,119 7,805,667
32.92%
14,947,992
63.05%
955,460
4.03%
2000 23,194,257 7,736,724
33.36%
14,549,467
62.73%
908,066
3.92%
1999 22,661,298 7,678,860
33.89%
14,105,390
62.24%
877,048
3.87%
1998 22,114,654 7,599,187
34.36%
13,664,774
61.79%
850,693
3.85%
1997 21,562,793 7,502,280
34.79%
13,233,135
61.37%
827,378
3.84%
1996 21,017,613 7,397,048
35.19%
12,816,237
60.98%
804,328
3.83%
1995 20,487,607 7,290,603
35.59%
12,417,357
60.61%
779,647
3.81%
1994 19,977,500 7,172,200
35.90%
12,048,424
60.31%
756,876
3.79%
1993 19,484,898 7,052,431
36.19%
11,698,891
60.04%
733,576
3.76%
1992 19,002,656 6,931,021
36.47%
11,361,864
59.79%
709,771
3.74%
1991 18,519,937 6,807,131
36.76%
11,026,553
59.54%
686,253
3.71%
1990 18,029,824 6,679,765
37.05%
10,686,442
59.27%
663,617
3.68%
1989 17,528,961 6,545,226
37.34%
10,338,107
58.98%
645,628
3.68%
1988 17,022,465 6,405,412
37.63%
9,988,466
58.68%
628,587
3.69%
1987 16,522,000 6,261,811
37.90%
9,648,414
58.40%
611,775
3.70%
1986 16,043,731 6,117,636
38.13%
9,331,466
58.16%
594,629
3.71%
1985 15,598,927 5,978,025
38.32%
9,043,872
57.98%
577,030
3.70%
1984 15,192,298 5,849,315
38.50%
8,782,207
57.81%
560,776
3.69%
1983 14,819,424 5,732,368
38.68%
8,542,451
57.64%
544,605
3.67%
1982 14,471,211 5,626,782
38.88%
8,316,108
57.47%
528,321
3.65%
1981 14,134,058 5,532,850
39.15%
8,089,301
57.23%
511,907
3.62%
1980 13,798,085 5,448,978
39.49%
7,853,712
56.92%
495,395
3.59%
1979 13,460,031 5,372,668
39.92%
7,604,870
56.50%
482,493
3.58%
1978 13,122,839 5,306,283
40.44%
7,346,119
55.98%
470,437
3.58%
1977 12,790,312 5,244,540
41.00%
7,086,989
55.41%
458,783
3.59%
1976 12,468,689 5,178,441
41.53%
6,843,400
54.88%
446,848
3.58%
1975 12,162,187 5,104,250
41.97%
6,623,932
54.46%
434,005
3.57%
1974 11,871,104 5,037,919
42.44%
6,412,323
54.02%
420,862
3.55%
1973 11,592,638 4,964,746
42.83%
6,221,879
53.67%
406,013
3.50%
1972 11,324,277 4,889,994
43.18%
6,044,414
53.38%
389,869
3.44%
1971 11,062,433 4,826,368
43.63%
5,862,679
53.00%
373,386
3.38%
1970 10,804,131 4,781,079
44.25%
5,665,642
52.44%
357,410
3.31%
1969 10,549,399 4,711,838
44.66%
5,492,887
52.07%
344,674
3.27%
1968 10,297,983 4,650,640
45.16%
5,313,480
51.60%
333,863
3.24%
1967 10,046,325 4,588,246
45.67%
5,133,772
51.10%
324,307
3.23%
1966 9,790,084 4,508,376
46.05%
4,966,847
50.73%
314,861
3.22%
1965 9,526,558 4,401,084
46.20%
4,820,702
50.60%
304,772
3.20%
1964 9,253,842 4,285,565
46.31%
4,667,487
50.44%
300,790
3.25%
1963 8,973,788 4,150,271
46.25%
4,527,886
50.46%
295,631
3.29%
1962 8,692,342 4,002,052
46.04%
4,400,599
50.63%
289,691
3.33%
1961 8,417,824 3,852,606
45.77%
4,281,370
50.86%
283,848
3.37%
1960 8,156,347 3,710,642
45.49%
4,167,002
51.09%
278,703
3.42%

The below chart and table represents Malaysia population growth rates (Y/Y, %) by ages 0-14 (children), ages 15-64, ages 65 and above (elderly people).

Year Total 0-14 15-64 65-
2019 1.34% 0.07% 1.41% 5.12%
2018 1.36% -0.09% 1.52% 5.11%
2017 1.37% -0.16% 1.58% 5.14%
2016 1.37% -0.14% 1.58% 5.23%
2015 1.35% -0.66% 1.77% 5.36%
2014 1.35% -0.73% 1.82% 5.43%
2013 1.38% -0.76% 1.90% 5.46%
2012 1.46% -0.78% 2.06% 5.37%
2011 1.57% -0.84% 2.31% 5.20%
2010 1.71% -0.33% 2.47% 3.26%
2009 1.83% -0.02% 2.53% 3.44%
2008 1.93% 0.26% 2.52% 4.10%
2007 1.98% 0.42% 2.49% 4.87%
2006 1.99% 0.48% 2.47% 5.32%
2005 1.98% -0.08% 2.83% 4.13%
2004 1.99% -0.10% 2.90% 3.98%
2003 2.03% 0.03% 2.89% 4.42%
2002 2.11% 0.38% 2.82% 5.00%
2001 2.22% 0.89% 2.74% 5.22%
2000 2.35% 0.75% 3.15% 3.54%
1999 2.47% 1.05% 3.22% 3.10%
1998 2.56% 1.29% 3.26% 2.82%
1997 2.59% 1.42% 3.25% 2.87%
1996 2.59% 1.46% 3.21% 3.17%
1995 2.55% 1.65% 3.06% 3.01%
1994 2.53% 1.70% 2.99% 3.18%
1993 2.54% 1.75% 2.97% 3.35%
1992 2.61% 1.82% 3.04% 3.43%
1991 2.72% 1.91% 3.18% 3.41%
1990 2.86% 2.06% 3.37% 2.79%
1989 2.98% 2.18% 3.50% 2.71%
1988 3.03% 2.29% 3.52% 2.75%
1987 2.98% 2.36% 3.40% 2.88%
1986 2.85% 2.34% 3.18% 3.05%
1985 2.68% 2.20% 2.98% 2.90%
1984 2.52% 2.04% 2.81% 2.97%
1983 2.41% 1.88% 2.72% 3.08%
1982 2.39% 1.70% 2.80% 3.21%
1981 2.43% 1.54% 3.00% 3.33%
1980 2.51% 1.42% 3.27% 2.67%
1979 2.57% 1.25% 3.52% 2.56%
1978 2.60% 1.18% 3.66% 2.54%
1977 2.58% 1.28% 3.56% 2.67%
1976 2.52% 1.45% 3.31% 2.96%
1975 2.45% 1.32% 3.30% 3.12%
1974 2.40% 1.47% 3.06% 3.66%
1973 2.37% 1.53% 2.94% 4.14%
1972 2.37% 1.32% 3.10% 4.41%
1971 2.39% 0.95% 3.48% 4.47%
1970 2.41% 1.47% 3.15% 3.70%
1969 2.44% 1.32% 3.38% 3.24%
1968 2.50% 1.36% 3.50% 2.95%
1967 2.62% 1.77% 3.36% 3.00%
1966 2.77% 2.44% 3.03% 3.31%
1965 2.95% 2.70% 3.28% 1.32%
1964 3.12% 3.26% 3.08% 1.75%
1963 3.24% 3.70% 2.89% 2.05%
1962 3.26% 3.88% 2.78% 2.06%
1961 3.21% 3.83% 2.74% 1.85%

Global rank of Malaysia population

The global rank of Malaysia population is 40 and the ranks of populations ages 0-14, ages 15-64, ages 65 above are this:

Ages Rank
Total 40
0-14 48
15-64 38
65 over 39

Data Source

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