Malaysia Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of Malaysia population from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Malaysia in 2020 is 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.
  • The population of Malaysia in 2017 was 31,104,646, a 1.37% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2020 Population
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Mexico 128,932,753
Turkey 84,339,067
Iran 83,992,949
Thailand 69,799,978
South Africa 59,308,690
Colombia 50,882,891
Algeria 43,851,044
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Malaysia 32,365,999
Venezuela 28,435,940
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Kazakhstan 18,776,707
Guatemala 17,915,568
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Cuba 11,326,616
Dominican Republic 10,847,910
Jordan 10,203,134
Azerbaijan 10,139,177
Belarus 9,449,323
Serbia 8,737,371
Paraguay 7,132,538
Bulgaria 6,948,445
Libya 6,871,292
Lebanon 6,825,445
Turkmenistan 6,031,200
Costa Rica 5,094,118
Armenia 2,963,243
Jamaica 2,961,167
Albania 2,877,797
Namibia 2,540,905
Botswana 2,351,627
Gabon 2,225,734
North Macedonia 2,083,374
Equatorial Guinea 1,402,985
Mauritius 1,271,768
Fiji 896,445
Guyana 786,552
Montenegro 628,066
Suriname 586,632
Maldives 540,544
Belize 397,628
Samoa 198,414
Grenada 112,523
Tonga 105,695
Dominica 71,986
Marshall Islands 59,190
American Samoa 55,191
Tuvalu 11,792
Nauru 10,824
Malaysia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%