Malaysia Population Density 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 Malaysia population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Malaysia in 2020 is 97.98 people per square kilometer, a 1.3% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Malaysia in 2019 was 96.72 people per square kilometer, a 1.34% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Malaysia in 2018 was 95.44 people per square kilometer, a 1.36% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Malaysia in 2017 was 94.16 people per square kilometer, a 1.37% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Maldives 1,801.81
Lebanon 653.15
Mauritius 623.42
Nauru 541.20
Tuvalu 393.07
Grenada 330.95
Marshall Islands 328.83
American Samoa 275.96
Jamaica 269.44
Dominican Republic 222.89
Guatemala 164.53
China 150.51
Tonga 140.93
Thailand 136.03
Azerbaijan 117.08
Jordan 114.23
Turkey 107.39
Cuba 103.08
Albania 100.10
Costa Rica 99.69
Armenia 99.64
Serbia 98.88
Malaysia 97.98
Dominica 95.98
Iraq 92.45
North Macedonia 81.03
Romania 80.70
Samoa 69.86
Ecuador 68.82
Mexico 65.64
Bulgaria 62.60
Equatorial Guinea 50.02
Fiji 49.07
South Africa 48.65
Iran 48.13
Belarus 45.52
Montenegro 45.48
Colombia 44.57
Venezuela 31.18
Peru 25.65
Brazil 24.96
Algeria 18.41
Paraguay 17.54
Belize 17.31
Turkmenistan 12.36
Russia 8.54
Gabon 8.32
Kazakhstan 6.89
Botswana 4.04
Libya 3.91
Guyana 3.66
Suriname 3.58
Namibia 3.08
Malaysia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 97.98 1.30%
2019 96.72 1.34%
2018 95.44 1.36%
2017 94.16 1.37%
2016 92.89 1.37%
2015 91.63 1.35%
2014 90.41 1.35%
2013 89.21 1.38%
2012 87.99 1.46%
2011 86.73 1.57%
2010 85.39 1.71%
2009 83.96 1.83%
2008 82.45 1.93%
2007 80.89 1.98%
2006 79.32 1.99%
2005 77.77 1.98%
2004 76.26 1.99%
2003 74.77 2.03%
2002 73.28 2.11%
2001 71.77 2.22%
2000 70.21 2.35%
1999 68.60 2.47%
1998 66.94 2.56%
1997 65.27 2.59%
1996 63.62 2.59%
1995 62.02 2.55%
1994 60.47 2.53%
1993 58.98 2.54%
1992 57.52 2.61%
1991 56.06 2.72%
1990 54.58 2.86%
1989 53.06 2.98%
1988 51.53 3.03%
1987 50.01 2.98%
1986 48.57 2.85%
1985 47.22 2.68%
1984 45.99 2.52%
1983 44.86 2.41%
1982 43.81 2.39%
1981 42.79 2.43%
1980 41.77 2.51%
1979 40.75 2.57%
1978 39.72 2.60%
1977 38.72 2.58%
1976 37.74 2.52%
1975 36.82 2.45%
1974 35.94 2.40%
1973 35.09 2.37%
1972 34.28 2.37%
1971 33.49 2.39%
1970 32.71 2.41%
1969 31.93 2.44%
1968 31.17 2.50%
1967 30.41 2.62%
1966 29.64 2.77%
1965 28.84 2.95%
1964 28.01 3.12%
1963 27.16 3.24%
1962 26.31 3.26%
1961 25.48 3.21%
1960 24.69 3.11%
1959 23.95 3.02%
1958 23.24 2.95%
1957 22.58 2.93%
1956 21.93 2.94%
1955 21.31 2.96%
1954 20.70 2.97%
1953 20.10 2.94%
1952 19.52 2.84%
1951 18.98 2.64%
1950 18.50 0.00%