The total population in Malaysia was estimated at 32.1 million people in 2017, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, Malaysia had a population of 8.2 million people.

Population in Malaysia is expected to be 32.60 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Malaysia Population is projected to trend around 33.20 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.40 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14926.50 14896.50 14926.50 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 516.40 525.00 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.50 68.40 68.60 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 246628.00 303821.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3633.00 3606.00 3633.00 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 32.05 31.70 32.05 8.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Wages 2880.00 2657.00 2880.00 1814.00 MYR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1970.00 2030.00 2030.00 1900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1150.00 1170.00 1200.00 1080.00 MYR/Month [+]


Malaysia Population

The population of Malaysia represents 0.42 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 242 people on the planet is a resident of Malaysia. This page provides - Malaysia Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Population - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32.05 31.70 32.05 8.20 1960 - 2017 Million Yearly




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