Malaysia Rural Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 7,393,781, a 1.26% decline from 2021.
  • Malaysia rural population for 2021 was 7,488,317, a 1.25% decline from 2020.
  • Malaysia rural population for 2020 was 7,582,878, a 1.19% decline from 2019.
  • Malaysia rural population for 2019 was 7,673,844, a 1.16% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
China 514,596,570
Russia 35,708,054
Thailand 33,777,188
Brazil 26,795,765
Mexico 23,843,271
Iran 20,537,534
Turkey 19,609,710
South Africa 18,965,399
Iraq 12,746,359
Algeria 11,328,186
Colombia 9,311,387
Romania 8,627,368
Kazakhstan 8,243,190
Guatemala 8,216,182
Malaysia 7,393,781
Peru 7,249,838
Ecuador 6,377,754
Azerbaijan 4,357,959
Venezuela 3,289,223
Turkmenistan 2,990,694
Serbia 2,915,423
Cuba 2,533,843
Paraguay 2,521,216
Dominican Republic 1,813,679
Belarus 1,811,720
Bosnia 1,621,904
Bulgaria 1,528,155
Libya 1,273,772
Jamaica 1,215,546
Namibia 1,181,955
Armenia 1,012,841
Albania 1,004,807
Costa Rica 930,373
Jordan 922,394
North Macedonia 841,220
Mauritius 747,287
Botswana 730,591
Guyana 590,192
Lebanon 589,488
Equatorial Guinea 435,309
Fiji 388,373
Maldives 306,227
Gabon 221,340
Belize 217,242
Suriname 208,236
Montenegro 196,160
Samoa 183,207
St. Lucia 145,594
Tonga 82,147
Grenada 79,192
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 47,946
Dominica 20,585
Marshall Islands 8,929
American Samoa 5,669
Tuvalu 3,900
Nauru 0
Malaysia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 7,393,781 21.79 -1.27%
2021 7,488,317 22.30 -1.25%
2020 7,582,878 22.84 -1.19%
2019 7,673,844 23.39 -1.17%
2018 7,764,161 23.96 -1.11%
2017 7,851,020 24.55 -1.03%
2016 7,932,047 25.16 -1.00%
2015 8,011,720 25.79 -0.94%
2014 8,087,145 26.42 -0.87%
2013 8,157,492 27.07 -0.80%
2012 8,223,294 27.73 -0.76%
2011 8,285,667 28.39 -0.81%
2010 8,353,414 29.09 -1.08%
2009 8,443,998 29.93 -0.82%
2008 8,513,687 30.78 -0.68%
2007 8,572,100 31.64 -0.56%
2006 8,620,066 32.52 -0.46%
2005 8,660,016 33.41 -0.36%
2004 8,690,824 34.31 -0.26%
2003 8,713,221 35.22 -0.15%
2002 8,726,045 36.14 -0.03%
2001 8,729,094 37.08 0.05%
2000 8,724,434 38.02 -0.65%
1999 8,781,487 39.26 -0.60%
1998 8,834,142 40.50 -0.45%
1997 8,874,294 41.76 -0.32%
1996 8,902,706 43.03 -0.23%
1995 8,923,058 44.31 -0.10%
1994 8,932,057 45.60 -0.01%
1993 8,932,772 46.89 0.06%
1992 8,927,280 48.19 0.25%
1991 8,904,951 49.42 1.25%
1990 8,794,612 50.21 1.33%
1989 8,678,231 50.99 1.44%
1988 8,554,463 51.77 1.52%
1987 8,425,396 52.55 1.53%
1986 8,297,320 53.33 1.49%
1985 8,174,559 54.11 1.41%
1984 8,060,073 54.88 1.32%
1983 7,954,692 55.66 1.26%
1982 7,855,080 56.43 1.24%
1981 7,757,998 57.19 1.28%
1980 7,659,295 57.96 1.09%
1979 7,575,914 58.84 1.11%
1978 7,492,341 59.73 1.16%
1977 7,405,768 60.61 1.13%
1976 7,322,437 61.48 1.08%
1975 7,243,558 62.35 1.10%
1974 7,164,518 63.21 1.10%
1973 7,086,300 64.06 1.09%
1972 7,009,819 64.90 1.06%
1971 6,936,090 65.73 1.12%
1970 6,858,569 66.55 1.32%
1969 6,768,595 67.27 1.36%
1968 6,677,213 67.99 1.43%
1967 6,582,510 68.70 1.54%
1966 6,481,753 69.40 1.71%
1965 6,371,620 70.09 1.88%
1964 6,253,007 70.77 2.00%
1963 6,129,259 71.44 2.10%
1962 6,002,177 72.11 2.14%
1961 5,875,147 72.76 2.15%
1960 5,750,153 73.40 %