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 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.
  • The population density of Malaysia in 2019 was 99.30 people per square kilometer, a 1.25% 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 1,745.96
Mauritius 636.99
Nauru 633.40
Lebanon 525.33
Tuvalu 377.07
Grenada 368.94
Jamaica 257.27
Marshall Islands 230.94
Dominican Republic 230.71
American Samoa 221.37
Guatemala 163.87
China 148.53
Tonga 142.48
Thailand 139.73
Jordan 126.35
Azerbaijan 119.61
Malaysia 102.74
Iraq 102.28
Cuba 102.04
Costa Rica 101.39
Albania 98.86
Dominica 96.98
Armenia 93.49
Romania 82.46
Serbia 81.73
North Macedonia 81.43
Samoa 78.30
Ecuador 70.21
Mexico 64.91
Bulgaria 61.10
Equatorial Guinea 59.71
Fiji 50.89
Iran 50.74
South Africa 49.13
Belarus 45.93
Colombia 45.43
Montenegro 45.41
Venezuela 31.03
Peru 26.49
Brazil 25.28
Algeria 18.85
Belize 17.64
Paraguay 16.67
Turkmenistan 13.18
Gabon 8.93
Russia 8.46
Kazakhstan 7.12
Botswana 4.52
Libya 3.87
Suriname 3.77
Guyana 3.76
Namibia 3.11
Malaysia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
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%