Malaysia's population increased to 32.66m in Q1

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total population for the first quarter of 2019 rose by 1.1% to 32.66 million from 32.29 million while males outnumbered females by 107 to 100.

Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said on Wednesday the 32.66 million comprised of 29.31 million citizens and 3.35 million non-citizens. 

Of the total population, he said there were 16.86 males compared with 15.80 million females.

Selangor was the most populous state with 6.54 million population and Putrajaya the lowest with 92,640. 

Mohd Uzir said of the total population, there was a decrease in those aged below 14 years old, which fell from 7.71 million in Q1, 2018 to 7.69 million. 

As for the working age population aged between 15 and 64 years old, there was an increase from 22.51 million a year ago to  22.80 million.

The data also showed the number of elderly, those 65 years and over, increased from 2.07 million to 2.17 million over the same period. 

“This trend is in line with other developed countries that are heading to aging population,” he said. 

Mohd Uzir also pointed out the number of live births recorded had declined by 0.2% to 16,850 in Q1, 2019 from 117,032 a year ago.

There were more boys born in Q1 of 2019 at 60,299 births as compared to female (56,551). Selangor recorded the highest live births with 23,116 births (19.8%) whilLabuan recorded the lowest with 380 births (0.3%) in the first quarter 2019. 

A total of 42,647 deaths was recorded in the first quarter 2019, decreased by 1.0 per cent as compared to first quarter 2018 (43,081). The number of deaths recorded for male was 24,477 while the female was 18,170. In the same period, Selangor  recorded the highest number of deaths with 6,673 deaths while Putrajaya recorded the lowest with 59 deaths. 



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