Malaysia Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Malaysia population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Malaysia in 2022 is 100.44 people per square kilometer, a 1.24% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Malaysia in 2021 was 99.22 people per square kilometer, a 1.27% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Malaysia in 2020 was 97.98 people per square kilometer, a 1.3% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Malaysia in 2019 was 96.72 people per square kilometer, a 1.34% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Maldives 1,803.28
Lebanon 639.70
Mauritius 624.87
Nauru 545.15
Tuvalu 402.20
Grenada 333.75
Marshall Islands 333.65
American Samoa 275.15
Jamaica 271.62
Dominican Republic 227.17
Guatemala 170.67
China 150.88
Tonga 143.67
Thailand 136.57
Azerbaijan 118.94
Jordan 115.33
Turkey 108.95
Cuba 102.89
Costa Rica 101.42
Malaysia 100.44
Armenia 99.93
Albania 99.70
Serbia 97.93
Iraq 96.92
Dominica 96.46
North Macedonia 80.95
Romania 79.83
Samoa 71.21
Ecuador 70.65
Mexico 66.97
Bulgaria 61.66
Equatorial Guinea 53.36
South Africa 49.84
Fiji 49.78
Iran 49.29
Montenegro 45.47
Belarus 45.44
Colombia 45.12
Venezuela 32.09
Peru 26.21
Brazil 25.29
Algeria 19.04
Paraguay 17.96
Belize 17.94
Turkmenistan 12.71
Gabon 8.71
Russia 8.53
Kazakhstan 7.05
Botswana 4.20
Libya 4.00
Guyana 3.69
Suriname 3.64
Namibia 3.20
Malaysia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 100.44 1.24%
2021 99.22 1.27%
2020 97.98 1.30%
2019 96.72 1.34%
2018 95.44 1.36%
2017 94.16 1.37%
2016 92.89 1.37%
2015 91.63 1.35%
2014 90.41 1.35%
2013 89.21 1.38%
2012 87.99 1.46%
2011 86.73 1.57%
2010 85.39 1.71%
2009 83.96 1.83%
2008 82.45 1.93%
2007 80.89 1.98%
2006 79.32 1.99%
2005 77.77 1.98%
2004 76.26 1.99%
2003 74.77 2.03%
2002 73.28 2.11%
2001 71.77 2.22%
2000 70.21 2.35%
1999 68.60 2.47%
1998 66.94 2.56%
1997 65.27 2.59%
1996 63.62 2.59%
1995 62.02 2.55%
1994 60.47 2.53%
1993 58.98 2.54%
1992 57.52 2.61%
1991 56.06 2.72%
1990 54.58 2.86%
1989 53.06 2.98%
1988 51.53 3.03%
1987 50.01 2.98%
1986 48.57 2.85%
1985 47.22 2.68%
1984 45.99 2.52%
1983 44.86 2.41%
1982 43.81 2.39%
1981 42.79 2.43%
1980 41.77 2.51%
1979 40.75 2.57%
1978 39.72 2.60%
1977 38.72 2.58%
1976 37.74 2.52%
1975 36.82 2.45%
1974 35.94 2.40%
1973 35.09 2.37%
1972 34.28 2.37%
1971 33.49 2.39%
1970 32.71 2.41%
1969 31.93 2.44%
1968 31.17 2.50%
1967 30.41 2.62%
1966 29.64 2.77%
1965 28.84 2.95%
1964 28.01 3.12%
1963 27.16 3.24%
1962 26.31 3.26%
1961 25.48 3.21%
1960 24.69 3.11%
1959 23.95 3.02%
1958 23.24 2.95%
1957 22.58 2.93%
1956 21.93 2.94%
1955 21.31 2.96%
1954 20.70 2.97%
1953 20.10 2.94%
1952 19.52 2.84%
1951 18.98 2.64%
1950 18.50 0.00%