Malaysia Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of Malaysia population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Malaysia in 2022 is 33,938,221, a 1.09% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Malaysia in 2021 was 33,573,874, a 1.13% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Malaysia in 2020 was 33,199,993, a 1.21% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Malaysia in 2019 was 32,804,020, a 1.25% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Malaysia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 33,938,221 1.09%
2021 33,573,874 1.13%
2020 33,199,993 1.21%
2019 32,804,020 1.25%
2018 32,399,271 1.32%
2017 31,975,806 1.43%
2016 31,526,418 1.47%
2015 31,068,833 1.51%
2014 30,606,459 1.57%
2013 30,134,807 1.60%
2012 29,660,212 1.63%
2011 29,184,133 1.62%
2010 28,717,731 1.77%
2009 28,217,204 2.00%
2008 27,664,296 2.11%
2007 27,092,604 2.20%
2006 26,509,413 2.26%
2005 25,923,536 2.33%
2004 25,333,247 2.40%
2003 24,739,411 2.47%
2002 24,142,445 2.55%
2001 23,542,517 2.60%
2000 22,945,150 2.58%
1999 22,368,655 2.56%
1998 21,810,542 2.64%
1997 21,249,178 2.71%
1996 20,689,051 2.74%
1995 20,136,888 2.80%
1994 19,588,703 2.83%
1993 19,050,077 2.82%
1992 18,526,708 2.83%
1991 18,017,464 2.86%
1990 17,517,054 2.92%
1989 17,020,143 3.00%
1988 16,524,616 3.07%
1987 16,033,103 3.05%
1986 15,558,740 2.98%
1985 15,108,135 2.87%
1984 14,686,454 2.75%
1983 14,292,862 2.67%
1982 13,921,029 2.63%
1981 13,564,594 2.64%
1980 13,215,707 2.65%
1979 12,875,011 2.64%
1978 12,543,892 2.66%
1977 12,218,924 2.59%
1976 11,910,081 2.51%
1975 11,617,947 2.49%
1974 11,335,187 2.46%
1973 11,062,664 2.42%
1972 10,801,619 2.36%
1971 10,552,557 2.39%
1970 10,306,508 2.43%
1969 10,061,684 2.45%
1968 9,821,308 2.50%
1967 9,582,086 2.59%
1966 9,340,240 2.74%
1965 9,091,016 2.89%
1964 8,835,925 2.99%
1963 8,579,350 3.06%
1962 8,324,218 3.09%
1961 8,074,805 3.08%
1960 7,833,782 3.04%
1959 7,602,942 2.94%
1958 7,385,689 2.89%
1957 7,178,108 2.88%
1956 6,977,024 2.81%
1955 6,786,077 2.74%
1954 6,605,394 2.65%
1953 6,435,027 2.58%
1952 6,273,219 2.52%
1951 6,118,736 2.44%
1950 5,972,876 0.00%