Kuching, Malaysia Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kuching, Malaysia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kuching in 2020 is 612,000, a 1.66% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kuching in 2019 was 602,000, a 1.35% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kuching in 2018 was 594,000, a 2.06% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kuching in 2017 was 582,000, a 1.75% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Malaysia
City Name Population
Kuala Lumpur 7,997,000
Johor Bahru 1,024,000
Ipoh 814,000
Kuching 612,000
Kota Kinabalu 550,000
Kuantan 503,000
Seremban 475,000
Kuala Terengganu 384,000
Sandakan 375,000
Kota Bharu 348,000
Alor Star 342,000
Kuching - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 612,000 1.66%
2019 602,000 1.35%
2018 594,000 2.06%
2017 582,000 1.75%
2016 572,000 1.96%
2015 561,000 2.00%
2014 550,000 1.85%
2013 540,000 1.89%
2012 530,000 1.92%
2011 520,000 1.96%
2010 510,000 1.80%
2009 501,000 2.04%
2008 491,000 1.87%
2007 482,000 1.90%
2006 473,000 1.94%
2005 464,000 1.98%
2004 455,000 1.79%
2003 447,000 2.05%
2002 438,000 1.86%
2001 430,000 1.90%
2000 422,000 4.71%
1999 403,000 4.95%
1998 384,000 4.92%
1997 366,000 4.57%
1996 350,000 4.79%
1995 334,000 5.03%
1994 318,000 4.61%
1993 304,000 4.83%
1992 290,000 4.69%
1991 277,000 1.47%
1990 273,000 1.87%
1989 268,000 1.90%
1988 263,000 1.54%
1987 259,000 1.97%
1986 254,000 1.60%
1985 250,000 1.63%
1984 246,000 1.65%
1983 242,000 1.68%
1982 238,000 2.15%
1981 233,000 1.75%
1980 229,000 1.33%
1979 226,000 1.80%
1978 222,000 1.83%
1977 218,000 1.87%
1976 214,000 1.42%
1975 211,000 1.93%
1974 207,000 1.97%
1973 203,000 1.50%
1972 200,000 1.52%
1971 197,000 2.07%
1970 193,000 4.89%
1969 184,000 5.14%
1968 175,000 4.79%
1967 167,000 5.03%
1966 159,000 4.61%
1965 152,000 4.83%
1964 145,000 5.07%
1963 138,000 4.55%
1962 132,000 5.60%
1961 125,000 4.17%
1960 120,000 5.26%
1959 114,000 4.59%
1958 109,000 4.81%
1957 104,000 5.05%
1956 99,000 5.32%
1955 94,000 4.44%
1954 90,000 4.65%
1953 86,000 4.88%
1952 82,000 5.13%
1951 78,000 5.41%
1950 74,000 0.00%