Malaysia Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of Malaysia population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Malaysia in 2021 is 32,776,194, a 1.27% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Malaysia in 2020 was 32,365,999, a 1.3% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Malaysia in 2019 was 31,949,777, a 1.34% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Malaysia in 2018 was 31,528,033, a 1.36% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2021 Population
China 1,444,216,107
Brazil 213,993,437
Russia 145,912,025
Mexico 130,262,216
Turkey 85,042,738
Iran 85,028,759
Thailand 69,950,850
South Africa 60,041,994
Colombia 51,265,844
Algeria 44,616,624
Iraq 41,179,350
Peru 33,359,418
Malaysia 32,776,194
Venezuela 28,704,954
Romania 19,127,774
Kazakhstan 18,994,962
Guatemala 18,249,860
Ecuador 17,888,475
Cuba 11,317,505
Dominican Republic 10,953,703
Jordan 10,269,021
Azerbaijan 10,223,342
Belarus 9,442,862
Serbia 8,697,550
Paraguay 7,219,638
Libya 6,958,532
Bulgaria 6,896,663
Lebanon 6,769,146
Turkmenistan 6,117,924
Costa Rica 5,139,052
Jamaica 2,973,463
Armenia 2,968,127
Albania 2,872,933
Namibia 2,587,344
Botswana 2,397,241
Gabon 2,278,825
North Macedonia 2,082,658
Equatorial Guinea 1,449,896
Mauritius 1,273,433
Fiji 902,906
Guyana 790,326
Montenegro 628,053
Suriname 591,800
Maldives 543,617
Belize 404,914
Samoa 200,149
Grenada 113,021
Tonga 106,760
Dominica 72,167
Marshall Islands 59,610
American Samoa 55,100
Tuvalu 11,931
Nauru 10,876
Malaysia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 32,776,194 1.27%
2020 32,365,999 1.30%
2019 31,949,777 1.34%
2018 31,528,033 1.36%
2017 31,104,646 1.37%
2016 30,684,654 1.37%
2015 30,270,962 1.35%
2014 29,866,603 1.35%
2013 29,468,923 1.38%
2012 29,068,189 1.46%
2011 28,650,959 1.57%
2010 28,208,035 1.71%
2009 27,735,040 1.83%
2008 27,236,006 1.93%
2007 26,720,370 1.98%
2006 26,201,961 1.99%
2005 25,690,611 1.98%
2004 25,190,652 1.99%
2003 24,698,819 2.03%
2002 24,208,391 2.11%
2001 23,709,119 2.22%
2000 23,194,257 2.35%
1999 22,661,298 2.47%
1998 22,114,654 2.56%
1997 21,562,793 2.59%
1996 21,017,613 2.59%
1995 20,487,607 2.55%
1994 19,977,500 2.53%
1993 19,484,898 2.54%
1992 19,002,656 2.61%
1991 18,519,937 2.72%
1990 18,029,824 2.86%
1989 17,528,961 2.98%
1988 17,022,465 3.03%
1987 16,522,000 2.98%
1986 16,043,731 2.85%
1985 15,598,927 2.68%
1984 15,192,298 2.52%
1983 14,819,424 2.41%
1982 14,471,211 2.39%
1981 14,134,058 2.43%
1980 13,798,085 2.51%
1979 13,460,031 2.57%
1978 13,122,839 2.60%
1977 12,790,312 2.58%
1976 12,468,689 2.52%
1975 12,162,187 2.45%
1974 11,871,104 2.40%
1973 11,592,638 2.37%
1972 11,324,277 2.37%
1971 11,062,433 2.39%
1970 10,804,131 2.41%
1969 10,549,399 2.44%
1968 10,297,983 2.50%
1967 10,046,325 2.62%
1966 9,790,084 2.77%
1965 9,526,558 2.95%
1964 9,253,842 3.12%
1963 8,973,788 3.24%
1962 8,692,342 3.26%
1961 8,417,824 3.21%
1960 8,156,347 3.11%
1959 7,910,188 3.02%
1958 7,678,382 2.95%
1957 7,458,015 2.93%
1956 7,245,676 2.94%
1955 7,038,913 2.96%
1954 6,836,638 2.97%
1953 6,639,418 2.94%
1952 6,449,617 2.84%
1951 6,271,221 2.64%
1950 6,109,915 0.00%