Sandakan, 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 Sandakan, Malaysia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sandakan in 2020 is 375,000, a 1.08% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sandakan in 2019 was 371,000, a 1.37% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sandakan in 2018 was 366,000, a 1.39% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Sandakan in 2017 was 361,000, a 1.69% 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
Sandakan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 375,000 1.08%
2019 371,000 1.37%
2018 366,000 1.39%
2017 361,000 1.69%
2016 355,000 1.43%
2015 350,000 1.74%
2014 344,000 1.47%
2013 339,000 1.50%
2012 334,000 1.52%
2011 329,000 1.86%
2010 323,000 1.57%
2009 318,000 1.27%
2008 314,000 1.62%
2007 309,000 1.64%
2006 304,000 1.67%
2005 299,000 1.36%
2004 295,000 1.72%
2003 290,000 1.40%
2002 286,000 1.78%
2001 281,000 1.44%
2000 277,000 6.95%
1999 259,000 6.58%
1998 243,000 6.58%
1997 228,000 6.54%
1996 214,000 6.47%
1995 201,000 6.91%
1994 188,000 6.21%
1993 177,000 6.63%
1992 166,000 6.41%
1991 156,000 3.31%
1990 151,000 2.72%
1989 147,000 3.52%
1988 142,000 2.90%
1987 138,000 2.99%
1986 134,000 3.88%
1985 129,000 3.20%
1984 125,000 2.46%
1983 122,000 3.39%
1982 118,000 3.51%
1981 114,000 2.70%
1980 111,000 3.74%
1979 107,000 2.88%
1978 104,000 2.97%
1977 101,000 3.06%
1976 98,000 3.16%
1975 95,000 3.26%
1974 92,000 3.37%
1973 89,000 3.49%
1972 86,000 2.38%
1971 84,000 3.70%
1970 81,000 5.19%
1969 77,000 5.48%
1968 73,000 5.80%
1967 69,000 4.55%
1966 66,000 4.76%
1965 63,000 6.78%
1964 59,000 5.36%
1963 56,000 3.70%
1962 54,000 5.88%
1961 51,000 6.25%
1960 48,000 4.35%
1959 46,000 4.55%
1958 44,000 7.32%
1957 41,000 5.13%
1956 39,000 5.41%
1955 37,000 5.71%
1954 35,000 2.94%
1953 34,000 6.25%
1952 32,000 6.67%
1951 30,000 3.45%
1950 29,000 0.00%