Malaysia Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Malaysia rural population for 2021 was 7,310,403, a 1.11% decline from 2020.
  • Malaysia rural population for 2020 was 7,392,394, a 1.09% decline from 2019.
  • Malaysia rural population for 2019 was 7,474,014, a 1.08% decline from 2018.
  • Malaysia rural population for 2018 was 7,555,378, a 1.07% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
China 529,465,517
Russia 35,956,189
Thailand 33,462,385
Brazil 27,140,788
Mexico 24,728,980
Iran 20,113,553
Turkey 19,926,363
South Africa 19,305,303
Iraq 11,893,008
Algeria 11,483,873
Colombia 9,361,143
Romania 8,730,078
Guatemala 8,170,759
Kazakhstan 8,015,101
Malaysia 7,310,403
Peru 7,172,274
Ecuador 6,375,273
Azerbaijan 4,385,166
Venezuela 3,351,303
Serbia 2,966,839
Turkmenistan 2,875,551
Paraguay 2,707,654
Cuba 2,569,977
Belarus 1,876,469
Dominican Republic 1,838,800
Bulgaria 1,654,065
Bosnia 1,650,494
Libya 1,322,540
Jamaica 1,288,936
Namibia 1,215,922
Armenia 1,085,415
Albania 1,041,188
Costa Rica 954,579
Jordan 859,928
North Macedonia 851,107
Mauritius 749,824
Lebanon 738,311
Botswana 681,775
Guyana 577,754
Equatorial Guinea 383,337
Fiji 381,565
Maldives 320,181
Gabon 218,243
Belize 217,840
Suriname 199,915
Montenegro 199,534
Samoa 164,634
St. Lucia 149,475
Tonga 82,093
Grenada 71,545
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 51,793
Dominica 20,645
Marshall Islands 13,019
American Samoa 7,070
Tuvalu 4,199
Nauru 0
Malaysia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 7,310,403 22.30 -1.12%
2020 7,392,394 22.84 -1.10%
2019 7,474,014 23.39 -1.08%
2018 7,555,378 23.96 -1.08%
2017 7,637,126 24.55 -1.08%
2016 7,720,258 25.16 -1.10%
2015 7,805,974 25.79 -1.09%
2014 7,891,653 26.42 -1.08%
2013 7,977,237 27.07 -1.02%
2012 8,059,155 27.73 -0.93%
2011 8,134,295 28.39 -0.87%
2010 8,205,151 29.09 -1.15%
2009 8,299,710 29.93 -0.99%
2008 8,381,880 30.78 -0.86%
2007 8,454,324 31.64 -0.77%
2006 8,520,089 32.52 -0.73%
2005 8,582,207 33.41 -0.69%
2004 8,641,903 34.31 -0.66%
2003 8,698,925 35.22 -0.58%
2002 8,749,881 36.14 -0.47%
2001 8,790,866 37.08 -0.32%
2000 8,819,150 38.02 -0.87%
1999 8,896,370 39.26 -0.68%
1998 8,957,317 40.50 -0.53%
1997 9,005,268 41.76 -0.43%
1996 9,044,092 43.03 -0.38%
1995 9,078,467 44.31 -0.34%
1994 9,109,344 45.60 -0.30%
1993 9,136,665 46.89 -0.22%
1992 9,156,622 48.19 0.04%
1991 9,153,296 49.42 1.11%
1990 9,052,053 50.21 1.27%
1989 8,937,667 50.99 1.41%
1988 8,812,192 51.77 1.48%
1987 8,682,313 52.55 1.47%
1986 8,555,964 53.33 1.36%
1985 8,440,110 54.11 1.22%
1984 8,337,686 54.88 1.08%
1983 8,247,754 55.66 1.00%
1982 8,165,528 56.43 1.01%
1981 8,083,693 57.19 1.08%
1980 7,996,823 57.96 0.96%
1979 7,920,154 58.84 1.04%
1978 7,838,137 59.73 1.10%
1977 7,752,081 60.61 1.12%
1976 7,665,874 61.48 1.09%
1975 7,582,882 62.35 1.06%
1974 7,503,249 63.21 1.04%
1973 7,425,780 64.06 1.04%
1972 7,349,003 64.90 1.06%
1971 7,271,227 65.73 1.13%
1970 7,189,717 66.55 1.30%
1969 7,096,684 67.27 1.35%
1968 7,001,290 67.99 1.44%
1967 6,901,421 68.70 1.57%
1966 6,793,926 69.40 1.74%
1965 6,676,879 70.09 1.94%
1964 6,548,748 70.77 2.13%
1963 6,411,056 71.44 2.26%
1962 6,267,610 72.11 2.31%
1961 6,124,722 72.76 2.28%
1960 5,986,918 73.40 %