How many people live in Malaysia

Total population of Malaysia by 2026

Published by Bruno Urmersbach, May 17, 2021
In 2020, the population of Malaysia was estimated to be around 32.9 million people. For the year 2021, the total population of Malaysia is forecast to be around 33.4 million people. The statistic shows the development of the total population of Malaysia from 1980 to 2019 and projections up to the year 2026.

Natural population development or migration?

In terms of population development, a distinction can be made between natural population growth and the rate of increase (general population growth):
  • natural population growth
  • The natural population growth results from the offsetting of births and deaths.
  • Growth rate
  • With the growth rate, the natural population growth is offset against the migration balance, i.e. the balance of immigration (immigration) and emigration (emigration).
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