Malaysia Population

The total population in Malaysia was last recorded at 29.2 million people in 2012 from 8.2 million in 1960, changing 256 percent during the last 50 years. Population in Malaysia is reported by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia. From 1960 until 2012, Malaysia Population averaged 17.4 Million reaching an all time high of 29.2 Million in December of 2012 and a record low of 8.2 Million in December of 1960. 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. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
29.20 28.80 29.20 8.20 29.87 | 2014/06 1960 - 2012 Million Yearly

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Malaysia Population
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 2014-01-31 3.00 4.50 2.70 3.40 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 12723.20 2012-12-31 12123.00 12723.20 5624.60 13461.42 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 366203.00 2013-11-15 361080.00 745205.00 7850.00 328691.05 2014-06-30 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.80 2014-01-15 67.90 69.60 62.30 70.39 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 2014-01-01 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 2014-01-01 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 396.30 2012-12-31 382.90 534.70 210.50 403.42 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 2755525.00 2014-02-15 2900530.00 3090050.00 83781.00 2962119.41 2014-06-30 MYR THO [+]
Population 29.20 2012-12-31 28.80 29.20 8.20 29.87 2014-06-30 Million [+]
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Population | Notes
Population estimates are usually produced by a country´s statistical office or Census Bureau. The Population Census provides the most reliable picture of a country's population because the data is collected at a specified time from the entire population; in contrast to other surveys, in which information is collected from only a small part of the residents. When monthly population estimates are required, the population count is updated by adding births, subtracting deaths, and adding net international migration since the census date.


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