Johor Bahru, Malaysia Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Johor Bahru, Malaysia metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Johor Bahru in 2019 is 1,003,000, a 2.03% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Johor Bahru in 2018 was 983,000, a 2.5% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Johor Bahru in 2017 was 959,000, a 2.46% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Johor Bahru in 2016 was 936,000, a 2.52% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Malaysia
City Name Population
Kuala Lumpur 7,780,000
Johor Bahru 1,003,000
Ipoh 800,000
Kuching 602,000
Kota Kinabalu 536,000
Kuantan 491,000
Seremban 465,000
Kuala Terengganu 378,000
Sandakan 371,000
Kota Bharu 343,000
Alor Star 333,000
Johor Bahru - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 1,003,000 2.03%
2018 983,000 2.50%
2017 959,000 2.46%
2016 936,000 2.52%
2015 913,000 2.47%
2014 891,000 2.53%
2013 869,000 2.48%
2012 848,000 2.54%
2011 827,000 2.48%
2010 807,000 2.54%
2009 787,000 2.47%
2008 768,000 2.54%
2007 749,000 2.46%
2006 731,000 2.52%
2005 713,000 2.44%
2004 696,000 2.50%
2003 679,000 2.57%
2002 662,000 2.48%
2001 646,000 2.54%
2000 630,000 3.96%
1999 606,000 4.12%
1998 582,000 4.11%
1997 559,000 4.10%
1996 537,000 4.07%
1995 516,000 4.03%
1994 496,000 4.20%
1993 476,000 3.93%
1992 458,000 4.33%
1991 439,000 5.28%
1990 417,000 5.57%
1989 395,000 5.33%
1988 375,000 5.34%
1987 356,000 5.33%
1986 338,000 5.30%
1985 321,000 5.25%
1984 305,000 5.54%
1983 289,000 5.47%
1982 274,000 5.38%
1981 260,000 5.26%
1980 247,000 6.01%
1979 233,000 6.39%
1978 219,000 5.80%
1977 207,000 6.15%
1976 195,000 6.56%
1975 183,000 5.78%
1974 173,000 6.79%
1973 162,000 5.88%
1972 153,000 6.25%
1971 144,000 5.88%
1970 136,000 4.62%
1969 130,000 4.84%
1968 124,000 4.20%
1967 119,000 5.31%
1966 113,000 4.63%
1965 108,000 4.85%
1964 103,000 4.04%
1963 99,000 5.32%
1962 94,000 4.44%
1961 90,000 4.65%
1960 86,000 4.88%
1959 82,000 3.80%
1958 79,000 5.33%
1957 75,000 7.14%
1956 70,000 6.06%
1955 66,000 8.20%
1954 61,000 7.02%
1953 57,000 5.56%
1952 54,000 8.00%
1951 50,000 6.38%
1950 47,000 0.00%