Malaysia Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of Malaysia population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Malaysia in 2023 is 103.86 people per square kilometer, a 1.09% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of Malaysia in 2022 was 102.74 people per square kilometer, a 1.09% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Malaysia in 2021 was 101.63 people per square kilometer, a 1.13% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Malaysia in 2020 was 100.50 people per square kilometer, a 1.21% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Maldives 1,736.74
Nauru 639.00
Mauritius 637.53
Lebanon 512.34
Tuvalu 379.87
Grenada 371.13
Jamaica 257.10
Marshall Islands 233.31
Dominican Republic 232.85
American Samoa 219.57
Guatemala 166.15
China 148.51
Tonga 143.70
Thailand 139.93
Jordan 126.93
Azerbaijan 120.24
Iraq 104.60
Malaysia 103.86
Costa Rica 102.00
Cuba 101.88
Albania 98.52
Dominica 97.39
Armenia 93.41
Romania 83.44
North Macedonia 81.12
Serbia 80.91
Samoa 79.47
Ecuador 70.95
Mexico 65.39
Equatorial Guinea 61.13
Bulgaria 60.25
Fiji 51.25
Iran 51.10
South Africa 49.56
Belarus 45.75
Colombia 45.62
Montenegro 45.36
Venezuela 31.62
Peru 26.73
Brazil 25.41
Algeria 19.15
Belize 17.89
Paraguay 16.87
Turkmenistan 13.35
Gabon 9.10
Russia 8.45
Kazakhstan 7.20
Botswana 4.60
Libya 3.91
Suriname 3.80
Guyana 3.79
Namibia 3.16
Malaysia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 103.86 1.09%
2022 102.74 1.09%
2021 101.63 1.13%
2020 100.50 1.21%
2019 99.30 1.25%
2018 98.08 1.32%
2017 96.80 1.43%
2016 95.43 1.47%
2015 94.05 1.51%
2014 92.65 1.57%
2013 91.22 1.60%
2012 89.79 1.63%
2011 88.34 1.62%
2010 86.93 1.77%
2009 85.42 2.00%
2008 83.74 2.11%
2007 82.01 2.20%
2006 80.25 2.26%
2005 78.47 2.33%
2004 76.69 2.40%
2003 74.89 2.47%
2002 73.08 2.55%
2001 71.27 2.60%
2000 69.46 2.58%
1999 67.71 2.56%
1998 66.02 2.64%
1997 64.32 2.71%
1996 62.63 2.74%
1995 60.96 2.80%
1994 59.30 2.83%
1993 57.67 2.82%
1992 56.08 2.83%
1991 54.54 2.86%
1990 53.03 2.92%
1989 51.52 3.00%
1988 50.02 3.07%
1987 48.53 3.05%
1986 47.10 2.98%
1985 45.73 2.87%
1984 44.46 2.75%
1983 43.27 2.67%
1982 42.14 2.63%
1981 41.06 2.64%
1980 40.01 2.65%
1979 38.97 2.64%
1978 37.97 2.66%
1977 36.99 2.59%
1976 36.05 2.51%
1975 35.17 2.49%
1974 34.31 2.46%
1973 33.49 2.42%
1972 32.70 2.36%
1971 31.94 2.39%
1970 31.20 2.43%
1969 30.46 2.45%
1968 29.73 2.50%
1967 29.01 2.59%
1966 28.27 2.74%
1965 27.52 2.89%
1964 26.75 2.99%
1963 25.97 3.06%
1962 25.20 3.09%
1961 24.44 3.08%
1960 23.71 3.04%
1959 23.02 2.94%
1958 22.36 2.89%
1957 21.73 2.88%
1956 21.12 2.81%
1955 20.54 2.74%
1954 20.00 2.65%
1953 19.48 2.58%
1952 18.99 2.52%
1951 18.52 2.44%
1950 18.08 0.00%