PUTRAJAYA — July 14, 2017: Malaysia’s population this year is estimated at 32 million, of whom 28.7 million are citizens.
A Statistics Department statement today said that the overall population increased 1.3 per cent from 31.6 million last year.
This year, the male population still outnumbers the female, with the sex ratio for the 2016-2017 period remaining at 107 males per 100 females.
The sex ratio for citizens and non-citizens also remains at 102 and 157 for the same period.
The percentage of population aged 0-14 this year has dropped to 24.1 per cent from 24.5 per cent last year.
The department said the percentage of population aged 15–64 increased from 69.5 per cent in 2016 to 69.7 per cent this year.
The increase in population in this age group contributed to the increase of the median age (28.3 years).
According to the department, the current population estimates for 2016-2017 based on the Population and Housing Census 2010 (Census 2010) considered three major components of population changes — birth, death and migration. — Bernama