In 2017, population in Malaysia was 31.6 million persons. In the ranking by population including 195 countries, Malaysia has the 45th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) and the Angola. Compared to China which at the top of the ranking with population of 1,386 million persons in 2017, Malaysia has 97.72 % percent lower population.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
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.