Population of Malaysia

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2022)
Date17 Feb 2024

The current population of Malaysia is 34,598,753 as of April 18, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Malaysia is projected at 34,671,895 or 34.67 million as of July 1, 2024. The total population in Malaysia is projected at 34,308,525 or 34.31 million people for the year 2023. Malaysia's population peak will be in 2067 with 42.24 mn people decrease further to 39.47 million by 2100.

Malaysia ranks number 48th in the world by population in the list of 237 countries/territories. Malaysia is ranked 19th among 51 countries/territories in Asia. Malaysia was at 59th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to increase at 56th in 2100.

Malaysia accounts for 0.43 percent of the World population and 0.73 percent of Asia population. However, its global share is projected to decline at 0.38% by 2100.

Population growth rate for 2024 is projected at 1.04 %, that is 89th highest among 237 countries/dependent territories. The population growth reached a peak in 1961 with an annual growth rate of 3.04 %. Population of Malaysia was around 5.97 million in 1950, increased by 480 % in a period of 74 years that is 66th highest globally.

Malaysia will add 360 k in 2024. The net increase of the population per year has peaked in 2002 with almost 601 k.

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  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Malaysia population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
202233,751,39933,938,221373,6451.1010.43
202334,125,04434,308,525366,9621.0700.43
202434,492,00634,671,895359,7791.0380.43
202534,851,78535,028,030352,4901.0060.43
202635,204,27535,376,942345,3340.9760.43
202735,549,60935,718,158337,0980.9440.43
202835,886,70736,050,662327,9090.9100.43
202936,214,61636,373,834318,4360.8750.43
203036,533,05236,687,569309,0340.8420.43
203136,842,08636,992,784301,3960.8150.43
203237,143,48237,288,666290,3670.7790.43
203337,433,84937,573,537279,3760.7440.43
203437,713,22537,847,164267,8780.7080.43
203537,981,10338,109,999257,7930.6760.43
203638,238,89638,362,771247,7500.6460.43
203738,486,64638,605,692238,0930.6170.43
203838,724,73938,838,995228,5130.5880.43
203938,953,25239,063,349220,1940.5640.43
204039,173,44639,279,459212,0270.5400.43
204139,385,47339,487,920204,8940.5190.43
204239,590,36739,688,220195,7060.4930.43
204339,786,07339,880,624189,1010.4740.43
204439,975,17440,066,400182,4520.4550.43
204540,157,62640,244,776174,2990.4330.43
204640,331,92540,415,981168,1120.4160.42
204740,500,03740,580,199160,3240.3950.42
204840,660,36140,737,582154,4420.3790.42
204940,814,80340,888,501147,3970.3600.42
205040,962,20041,032,433140,4660.3420.42
205141,102,66641,168,897132,4630.3220.42
205241,235,12941,297,797125,3360.3030.42
205341,360,46541,419,071117,2120.2830.42
205441,477,67741,532,745110,1360.2650.42
205541,587,81341,639,027102,4290.2460.42
205641,690,24241,737,19793,9100.2250.42
205741,784,15241,826,76085,2150.2040.42
205841,869,36741,907,59676,4590.1820.42
205941,945,82641,979,83068,0090.1620.42
206042,013,83542,043,51459,3590.1410.42
206142,073,19442,098,33050,2730.1190.42
206242,123,46742,144,48842,0430.1000.42
206342,165,51042,181,74532,4710.0770.42
206442,197,98142,209,65623,3490.0550.41
206542,221,33042,228,22413,7880.0330.41
206642,235,11842,236,9943,7520.0090.41
206742,238,87042,236,239-5,262-0.0120.41
206842,233,60842,225,923-15,371-0.0360.41
206942,218,23742,206,041-24,392-0.0580.41
207042,193,84542,177,549-32,592-0.0770.41
207142,161,25342,140,738-41,030-0.0970.41
207242,120,22342,096,945-46,556-0.1110.41
207342,073,66742,047,036-53,262-0.1270.41
207442,020,40541,990,028-60,754-0.1450.41
207541,959,65141,925,664-67,974-0.1620.40
207641,891,67741,855,016-73,322-0.1750.40
207741,818,35541,779,488-77,734-0.1860.40
207841,740,62141,699,189-82,864-0.1990.40
207941,657,75741,614,787-85,940-0.2070.40
208041,571,81741,526,445-90,744-0.2190.40
208141,481,07341,434,429-93,288-0.2250.40
208241,387,78541,340,441-94,688-0.2290.40
208341,293,09741,245,149-95,897-0.2330.40
208441,197,20041,147,392-99,616-0.2420.39
208541,097,58441,047,236-100,696-0.2450.39
208640,996,88840,946,336-101,103-0.2470.39
208740,895,78540,844,603-102,363-0.2510.39
208840,793,42240,741,276-104,292-0.2560.39
208940,689,13040,636,611-105,038-0.2580.39
209040,584,09240,532,012-104,161-0.2570.39
209140,479,93140,427,562-104,739-0.2590.39
209240,375,19240,322,097-106,190-0.2630.39
209340,269,00240,216,195-105,614-0.2630.39
209440,163,38840,111,111-104,553-0.2610.39
209540,058,83540,006,088-105,494-0.2640.38
209639,953,34139,900,120-106,442-0.2670.38
209739,846,89939,793,499-106,801-0.2680.38
209839,740,09839,687,007-106,183-0.2680.38
209939,633,91539,580,829-106,173-0.2680.38
210039,527,74239,474,474-106,535-0.2700.38

Malaysia population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
19505,902,2485,972,876141,2562.3650.24
19516,043,5046,118,736150,4642.4590.24
19526,193,9686,273,219158,5022.5270.24
19536,352,4706,435,027165,1142.5660.24
19546,517,5846,605,394175,6192.6590.25
19556,693,2036,786,077185,7482.7370.25
19566,878,9516,977,024196,1452.8110.25
19577,075,0967,178,108206,0232.8700.25
19587,281,1197,385,689209,1392.8320.25
19597,490,2587,602,942225,3682.9640.26
19607,715,6267,833,782236,3113.0170.26
19617,951,9378,074,805245,7353.0430.26
19628,197,6728,324,218253,0923.0410.27
19638,450,7648,579,350257,1712.9980.27
19648,707,9358,835,925255,9802.8970.27
19658,963,9159,091,016254,2022.7960.27
19669,218,1179,340,240244,2472.6150.27
19679,462,3649,582,086239,4442.4990.28
19689,701,8089,821,308239,0002.4340.28
19699,940,80810,061,684241,7522.4030.28
197010,182,56010,306,508247,8962.4050.28
197110,430,45610,552,557244,2022.3140.28
197210,674,65810,801,619253,9222.3510.28
197310,928,58011,062,664268,1682.4240.28
197411,196,74811,335,187276,8782.4430.28
197511,473,62611,617,947288,6422.4850.29
197611,762,26811,910,081295,6252.4820.29
197712,057,89312,218,924322,0612.6360.29
197812,379,95412,543,892327,8762.6140.29
197912,707,83012,875,011334,3612.5970.29
198013,042,19113,215,707347,0312.6260.30
198113,389,22213,564,594350,7432.5860.30
198213,739,96513,921,029362,1272.6010.30
198314,102,09214,292,862381,5402.6700.30
198414,483,63214,686,454405,6442.7620.31
198514,889,27615,108,135437,7182.8970.31
198615,326,99415,558,740463,4922.9790.31
198715,790,48616,033,103485,2343.0270.32
198816,275,72016,524,616497,7923.0130.32
198916,773,51217,020,143493,2612.8980.33
199017,266,77317,517,054500,5632.8580.33
199117,767,33618,017,464500,2572.7770.33
199218,267,59318,526,708518,2302.7970.34
199318,785,82319,050,077528,5082.7740.34
199419,314,33119,588,703548,7442.8020.35
199519,863,07520,136,888547,6262.7200.35
199620,410,70120,689,051556,6992.6910.36
199720,967,40021,249,178563,5552.6520.36
199821,530,95521,810,542559,1742.5640.36
199922,090,12922,368,655557,0512.4900.37
200022,647,18022,945,150595,9402.5970.37
200123,243,12023,542,517598,7932.5440.38
200223,841,91324,142,445601,0642.4900.38
200324,442,97724,739,411592,8692.3970.39
200425,035,84625,333,247594,8022.3480.39
200525,630,64825,923,536585,7762.2600.40
200626,216,42426,509,413585,9782.2110.40
200726,802,40227,092,604580,4032.1420.40
200827,382,80527,664,296562,9812.0350.41
200927,945,78628,217,204542,8361.9240.41
201028,488,62228,717,731458,2181.5960.41
201128,946,84029,184,133474,5861.6260.41
201229,421,42629,660,212477,5711.6100.41
201329,898,99730,134,807471,6211.5650.42
201430,370,61830,606,459471,6811.5410.42
201530,842,29931,068,833453,0671.4580.42
201631,295,36631,526,418462,1041.4660.42
201731,757,47031,975,806436,6721.3660.42
201832,194,14232,399,271410,2591.2660.42
201932,604,40132,804,020399,2371.2170.42
202033,003,63833,199,993392,7101.1830.42
202133,396,34833,573,874355,0511.0580.42