Malaysia: Rural population, percent

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Rural population, percent of total population

 Latest value 21.79
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 47.51
 Min - Max 21.79 - 73.40
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 47.51 percent with a minimum of 21.79 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 73.4 percent in 1960. The latest value from 2022 is 21.79 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 38.97 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Malaysia - Rural population, percent - Recent values chart

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Malaysia - Rural population, percent - historical chart - 1960-2022

Definition: 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 33.94 2022 million
 Percent urban population 78.21 2022 percent
 Population density 102 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 7.50 2022 percent
 Percent children 22.67 2022 percent
 Percent female population 48.90 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 21.79 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 43.22 2022 percent
 Refugee population 134,554 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 8 2015 percent
 Population growth 1.08 2022 percent
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