Malaysia - Total population

31,624,264 (persons) in 2017

In 2017, population for Malaysia was 31.6 million persons. Between 1968 and 2017, population of Malaysia grew substantially from 10.3 million to 31.6 million persons rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.04 % in 1988 and then decreased to 1.40 % in 2017.

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Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.