Malaysia: Population size, in millions: For that indicator, United Nations Population Division provides data for Malaysia from 1960 to 2016. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 18.15 million with a minumum of 8.16 million in 1960 and a maximum of 31.19 million in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The population size of Malaysia and other countries is defined as the number of people living on the territory of the country. It includes domestic born and foreign born residents.
Definition: Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.