Malaysia Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Malaysia urban population for 2020 was 24,973,604, a 2.03% increase from 2019.
  • Malaysia urban population for 2019 was 24,475,775, a 2.1% increase from 2018.
  • Malaysia urban population for 2018 was 23,972,655, a 2.15% increase from 2017.
  • Malaysia urban population for 2017 was 23,467,529, a 2.19% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
China 861,289,359
Brazil 185,081,854
Russia 107,723,564
Mexico 104,088,701
Turkey 64,186,247
Iran 63,728,813
Colombia 41,431,388
South Africa 39,946,775
Thailand 35,898,129
Algeria 32,332,690
Iraq 28,514,939
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Malaysia 24,973,604
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Dominican Republic 8,953,860
Cuba 8,743,468
Guatemala 8,738,685
Belarus 7,470,497
Lebanon 6,069,524
Azerbaijan 5,701,802
Libya 5,544,510
Bulgaria 5,242,987
Paraguay 4,435,221
Costa Rica 4,114,567
Serbia 3,899,416
Turkmenistan 3,167,338
Gabon 2,005,203
Armenia 1,876,112
Albania 1,762,579
Jamaica 1,667,459
Botswana 1,666,761
Bosnia 1,608,256
Namibia 1,322,115
North Macedonia 1,218,402
Equatorial Guinea 1,025,582
Mauritius 515,916
Fiji 513,187
Montenegro 419,585
Suriname 388,053
Maldives 219,833
Guyana 210,688
Belize 183,005
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 58,837
Dominica 51,178
American Samoa 48,106
Marshall Islands 46,049
Grenada 41,111
Samoa 35,494
St. Lucia 34,598
Tonga 24,415
Nauru 10,834
Tuvalu 7,549
Malaysia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 24,973,604 77.16 2.01%
2019 24,475,775 76.61 2.08%
2018 23,972,655 76.04 2.13%
2017 23,467,529 75.45 2.17%
2016 22,964,394 74.84 2.20%
2015 22,464,991 74.21 2.21%
2014 21,974,953 73.58 2.22%
2013 21,491,686 72.93 2.27%
2012 21,009,034 72.28 2.37%
2011 20,516,667 71.61 2.54%
2010 20,002,877 70.91 2.88%
2009 19,435,328 70.08 3.04%
2008 18,854,123 69.23 3.17%
2007 18,266,043 68.36 3.25%
2006 17,681,865 67.48 3.30%
2005 17,108,408 66.59 3.33%
2004 16,548,744 65.69 3.37%
2003 15,999,896 64.78 3.44%
2002 15,458,510 63.86 3.56%
2001 14,918,249 62.92 3.71%
2000 14,375,102 61.98 4.34%
1999 13,764,923 60.74 4.51%
1998 13,157,330 59.50 4.67%
1997 12,557,522 58.24 4.76%
1996 11,973,527 56.97 4.83%
1995 11,409,137 55.69 4.86%
1994 10,868,164 54.40 4.90%
1993 10,348,236 53.11 4.97%
1992 9,846,038 51.81 4.99%
1991 9,366,645 50.58 4.24%
1990 8,977,771 49.79 4.40%
1989 8,591,294 49.01 4.54%
1988 8,210,278 48.23 4.62%
1987 7,839,691 47.45 4.59%
1986 7,487,772 46.67 4.49%
1985 7,158,814 45.89 4.34%
1984 6,854,614 45.12 4.22%
1983 6,571,676 44.35 4.13%
1982 6,305,687 43.57 4.13%
1981 6,050,367 42.81 4.20%
1980 5,801,271 42.04 4.61%
1979 5,539,881 41.16 4.72%
1978 5,284,696 40.27 4.78%
1977 5,038,232 39.39 4.79%
1976 4,802,814 38.52 4.77%
1975 4,579,307 37.65 4.73%
1974 4,367,853 36.79 4.71%
1973 4,166,858 35.94 4.71%
1972 3,975,274 35.10 4.74%
1971 3,791,207 34.27 4.78%
1970 3,614,414 33.45 4.58%
1969 3,452,711 32.73 4.62%
1968 3,296,693 32.01 4.71%
1967 3,144,900 31.30 4.85%
1966 2,996,157 30.60 5.01%
1965 2,849,679 29.91 5.21%
1964 2,705,079 29.23 5.41%
1963 2,562,735 28.56 5.54%
1962 2,424,727 27.90 5.58%
1961 2,293,099 27.24 5.54%
1960 2,169,424 26.60 %