Malaysia: Population size

(measure: million; Source: United Nations Population Division)
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Malaysia: Population size, in millions

, 1960 - 2020: For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1960 to 2020. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 19.02 million with a minimum of 8.16 million in 1960 and a maximum of 32.37 million in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 32.37 million. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 196 countries is 41.03 million. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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.
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