Malaysia’s population up 0.6% to 32.68m in 4Q19

In terms of citizenship, there are 29.54m Malaysians against 3.15m foreigners

by S BIRRUNTHA/ pic by BERNAMA

MALAYSIA’S population for the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19) rose 0.6% to 32.68 million from 32.48 million a year earlier, according to Department of Statistics Malaysia’s report on Demographic Statistics.

In the report released yesterday, chief statistician Malaysia Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the population for the quarter comprised of 16.88 million males and 15.81 million females.

He added that there were 107 males per 100 females in terms of ratio.

For the category of age groups, 15- to 64-year-old recorded the highest with 22.9 million, followed by those below 14 years of age at 7.55 million, while the population above 65-year-old made up 2.23 million.

In terms of citizenship, there were 29.54 million Malaysians against 3.15 million foreigners.

Meanwhile, the number of births for the quarter decreased 2.3% year-on-year (YoY) to 124,240 compared to 127,168 registered in 4Q18.

Of this, it was noted that 64,349 were male babies, while 59,891 were female babies.

However, the number of deaths for the 4Q increased by 0.8% to 43,623 from 43,264 recorded previously.

Selangor remained as the highest populated state with 6.56 million people, followed by Sabah (3.91 million) and Johor (3.77 million).

For the number of births, Selangor recorded 24,355 babies, followed by Johor (15,405) and Sabah (13,675).

Meanwhile, for the number of deaths, Selangor again recorded the highest with 7,055 people, Johor (5,466) and Perak (4,821).