PUTRAJAYA — Aug. 15, 2019: Malaysia’s population by the second quarter of this year was estimated at 32.58 million, compared to 32.38 million a year before that, but close to 10 per cent comprised non-citizens.
Non-citizen residents recorded a decline of 100,000 in that period.
In a statement today, Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd. Uzir Mahidin said the male population surpassed females, with the gender ratio remaining at 107 men per 100 women.
The male population also increased to 16.83 million compared to 16.72 million in the same period last year, while the female population increased from 15.66 million to 15.75 million.
Selangor recorded the highest population 6.53 million people while Labuan had the lowest at 99,300.
According Uzir, the 0-14 years age group dropped to 7.6 million from 7.71 million in the same period last year while those aged 65 and over also increased from 2.09 million to 2.19 million. The trend is in line with developed countries that are heading towards an aging population.
During the same period, 123,102 live births were recorded, while the death toll was 42,027. — Bernama