Malaysia Population 2022


Malaysia map
  • The current population of Malaysia is estimated at 33,366,711 people as of December, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Malaysia represent 0.42% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Malaysia is 98 inhabitants per km2.
  • Malaysia is located in Asia.
  • Malaysia ranks number 45 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Malaysia is 4.2077° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 101.9801° E.
  • The median age in Malaysia is 30.20 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Malaysia is MYR 1,500.00 per month, around USD $340.00 per month, as of May, 2022.
  • The countries that Malaysia shares its land boundary with are Singapore to the south. It borders Thailand to the north and has a coastline on the Strait of Malacca, the strait between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra to the west. The South China Sea lies to the east.

Malaysia

Official name Malaysia
Location Asia
Capital Putrajaya
Population 33,170,971 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 98/km2
Population growth rate 1.28% (in 2022)
Area 330,803 km2 (127,723.70 sq mi)
Official language Malay
Currency Ringgit (MYR)
Life expectancy 76.50 years
Internet TLD .my
Call code +60

Malaysia Population Graph

Malaysia Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 32,371,824 16,632,643 15,739,181 51.38% 48.62% 24,978,099 77.16%
2019 31,955,540 16,425,148 15,530,392 51.4% 48.6% 24,481,139 76.61%
2018 31,533,708 16,214,633 15,319,075 51.42% 48.58% 23,978,232 76.04%
2017 31,110,254 16,003,115 15,107,139 51.44% 48.56% 23,472,687 75.45%
2016 30,690,175 15,793,164 14,897,011 51.46% 48.54% 22,968,527 74.84%
2015 30,276,414 15,589,326 14,687,088 51.49% 48.51% 22,468,127 74.21%
2014 29,871,982 15,387,058 14,484,924 51.51% 48.49% 21,979,804 73.58%
2013 29,474,227 15,193,964 14,280,263 51.55% 48.45% 21,495,554 72.93%
2012 29,073,421 14,996,071 14,077,350 51.58% 48.42% 21,014,269 72.28%
2011 28,656,119 14,783,692 13,872,427 51.59% 48.41% 20,520,647 71.61%
2010 28,213,105 14,552,320 13,660,785 51.58% 48.42% 20,005,913 70.91%
2009 27,740,030 14,299,985 13,440,045 51.55% 48.45% 19,440,213 70.08%
2008 27,240,905 14,026,342 13,214,563 51.49% 48.51% 18,858,879 69.23%
2007 26,725,177 13,742,086 12,983,091 51.42% 48.58% 18,269,331 68.36%
2006 26,206,670 13,451,884 12,754,786 51.33% 48.67% 17,684,261 67.48%
2005 25,695,239 13,171,380 12,523,859 51.26% 48.74% 17,110,460 66.59%
2004 25,195,181 12,894,894 12,300,287 51.18% 48.82% 16,550,714 65.69%
2003 24,703,761 12,626,092 12,077,669 51.11% 48.89% 16,003,096 64.78%
2002 24,213,233 12,360,855 11,852,378 51.05% 48.95% 15,462,571 63.86%
2001 23,713,857 12,094,067 11,619,790 51% 49% 14,920,759 62.92%
2000 23,198,891 11,819,835 11,379,056 50.95% 49.05% 14,378,673 61.98%
1999 22,665,825 11,541,438 11,124,387 50.92% 49.08% 13,767,222 60.74%
1998 22,119,070 11,260,819 10,858,251 50.91% 49.09% 13,160,847 59.5%
1997 21,567,103 10,977,655 10,589,448 50.9% 49.1% 12,560,681 58.24%
1996 21,021,823 10,700,108 10,321,715 50.9% 49.1% 11,976,133 56.97%
1995 20,491,702 10,430,276 10,061,426 50.9% 49.1% 11,411,829 55.69%
1994 19,981,504 10,170,586 9,810,918 50.9% 49.1% 10,869,938 54.4%
1993 19,488,798 9,921,747 9,567,051 50.91% 49.09% 10,350,501 53.11%
1992 19,006,461 9,676,189 9,330,272 50.91% 49.09% 9,847,247 51.81%
1991 18,523,645 9,428,535 9,095,110 50.9% 49.1% 9,369,260 50.58%
1990 18,033,430 9,173,606 8,859,824 50.87% 49.13% 8,978,845 49.79%
1989 17,532,467 8,910,000 8,622,467 50.82% 49.18% 8,592,662 49.01%
1988 17,025,874 8,642,334 8,383,540 50.76% 49.24% 8,211,579 48.23%
1987 16,525,308 8,375,026 8,150,282 50.68% 49.32% 7,841,259 47.45%
1986 16,046,945 8,121,359 7,925,586 50.61% 49.39% 7,489,109 46.67%
1985 15,602,044 7,888,393 7,713,651 50.56% 49.44% 7,159,778 45.89%
1984 15,195,338 7,678,204 7,517,134 50.53% 49.47% 6,856,137 45.12%
1983 14,822,394 7,488,273 7,334,121 50.52% 49.48% 6,573,732 44.35%
1982 14,474,109 7,313,767 7,160,342 50.53% 49.47% 6,306,369 43.57%
1981 14,136,887 7,144,783 6,992,104 50.54% 49.46% 6,052,001 42.81%
1980 13,800,854 6,976,332 6,824,522 50.55% 49.45% 5,801,879 42.04%
1979 13,462,727 6,805,408 6,657,319 50.55% 49.45% 5,541,258 41.16%
1978 13,125,458 6,634,919 6,490,539 50.55% 49.45% 5,285,622 40.27%
1977 12,792,871 6,466,796 6,326,075 50.55% 49.45% 5,039,112 39.39%
1976 12,471,680 6,304,434 6,167,246 50.55% 49.45% 4,804,091 38.52%
1975 12,165,108 6,149,462 6,015,646 50.55% 49.45% 4,580,163 37.65%
1974 11,873,951 6,004,657 5,869,294 50.57% 49.43% 4,368,427 36.79%
1973 11,595,420 5,866,123 5,729,297 50.59% 49.41% 4,167,394 35.94%
1972 11,326,995 5,733,725 5,593,270 50.62% 49.38% 3,975,775 35.1%
1971 11,065,089 5,604,468 5,460,621 50.65% 49.35% 3,792,006 34.27%
1970 10,806,724 5,476,848 5,329,876 50.68% 49.32% 3,614,849 33.45%
1969 10,551,927 5,350,882 5,201,045 50.71% 49.29% 3,453,646 32.73%
1968 10,300,455 5,226,451 5,074,004 50.74% 49.26% 3,297,176 32.01%
1967 10,048,732 5,101,741 4,946,991 50.77% 49.23% 3,145,253 31.3%
1966 9,792,433 4,974,556 4,817,877 50.8% 49.2% 2,996,484 30.6%
1965 9,528,844 4,842,559 4,686,285 50.82% 49.18% 2,850,077 29.91%
1964 9,256,048 4,705,775 4,550,273 50.84% 49.16% 2,705,543 29.23%
1963 8,975,945 4,565,166 4,410,779 50.86% 49.14% 2,563,530 28.56%
1962 8,694,423 4,422,853 4,271,570 50.87% 49.13% 2,425,744 27.9%
1961 8,419,841 4,284,015 4,135,826 50.88% 49.12% 2,293,565 27.24%
1960 8,158,300 4,152,575 4,005,725 50.9% 49.1% 2,170,108 26.6%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Malaysia ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Malaysia. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Malaysia

# City Population 2022
1 Kota Bharu 1,461,600
2 Kuala Lumpur 1,455,574
3 Klang 881,099
4 Kampung Baru Subang 834,655
5 Johor Bahru 803,372
6 Subang Jaya 709,004
7 Ipoh 674,059
8 Kuching 570,977
9 Petaling Jaya 521,323
10 Shah Alam 483,677
11 Kota Kinabalu 460,024
12 Sandakan 394,367
13 Seremban 375,080
14 Kuantan 368,866
15 Tawau 308,944
16 George Town 301,440
17 Kuala Terengganu 287,117
18 Sungai Petani 230,903
19 Miri 229,855
20 Alor Setar 219,020
21 Taiping 218,648
22 Sepang 213,407
23 Bukit Mertajam 213,306
24 Sibu 199,884
25 Malacca 181,394
26 Kulim 172,136
27 Kluang 170,881
28 Skudai 161,091
29 Batu Pahat 157,392
30 Bintulu 152,648
31 Kampung Pasir Gudang Baru 146,469
32 Kampung Sungai Ara 141,638
33 Tasek Glugor 136,696
34 Muar 128,895
35 Ampang 127,156
36 Rawang 120,929
37 Butterworth 108,258
38 Lahad Datu 106,129
39 Semenyih 93,268
40 Marudi 90,713
41 Port Dickson 90,117
42 Cukai 83,332
43 Putatan 79,061
44 Keningau 78,473
45 Ulu Tiram 76,164
46 Labuan 74,309
47 Taman Senai 73,769
48 Donggongon 72,143
49 Segamat 70,423
50 Kampong Baharu Balakong 69,988
51 Perai 65,908
52 Kangar 64,527
53 Kulai 64,400
54 Jitra 64,130
55 Teluk Intan 63,853
56 Semporna 63,199
57 Putra Heights 60,570
58 Temerluh 60,425
59 Kampong Dungun 59,296
60 Simpang Empat 58,480
61 Kuala Selangor 56,351
62 Kampung Bukit Baharu 56,146
63 Bandar Labuan 55,212
64 Kota Tinggi 53,170
65 Pontian Kechil 51,339
66 Putrajaya 50,460
67 Mukah 50,394
68 Bentong Town 49,577
69 Banting 48,761
70 Bedong 48,061
71 Batu Gajah 46,682
72 Mentekab 42,525
73 Nibong Tebal 40,429
74 Raub 40,340
75 Kampong Pangkal Kalong 40,191
76 Lumut 40,011
77 Kuala Kangsar 39,713
78 Klebang Besar 39,026
79 Lawas 38,665
80 Kampung Ayer Keroh 38,033
81 Kampung Baharu Nilai 37,061
82 Tangkak 35,421
83 Jerantut 33,912
84 Kudat 32,736
85 Pekan 32,119
86 Bahau 31,608
87 Bakri 30,571
88 Kuah 30,517
89 Bidur 30,307
90 Sarikei 29,583
91 Kampong Masjid Tanah 29,454
92 Tanah Merah 29,387
93 Serendah 28,715
94 Tampin 28,503
95 Tapah Road 28,072
96 Parit Buntar 27,592
97 Simanggang 27,446
98 Permatang Kuching 27,411
99 Yong Peng 27,347
100 Sungai Besar 27,225

Other Countries from Asia Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
China 1,450,158,659 145/km2
India 1,383,820,649 417/km2
Indonesia 276,736,832 142/km2
Pakistan 231,611,059 243/km2
Bangladesh 167,903,853 1,108/km2
Japan 125,553,305 332/km2
Philippines 112,540,861 337/km2
Turkey 86,336,104 116/km2
Iran 85,971,815 49/km2
Thailand 70,176,879 136.1/km2
Myanmar 55,086,917 76/km2
South Korea 51,912,141 507/km2
Iraq 42,001,087 83/km2
Afghanistan 40,697,213 48.57/km2
Saudi Arabia 35,909,711 15/km2
Malaysia 33,170,971 98/km2
Nepal 30,151,786 180/km2
North Korea 25,807,433 213/km2
Taiwan 23,898,113 650/km2
Sri Lanka 21,815,213 337/km2