More males in latest population figures in Malaysia

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  • Thursday, 16 May 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s population has more men than women in the first quarter of this year, according to the Statistics Department.

Over the same period the population of Malaysia stood at 32.66 million.

Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the male population stands at 16.86 million with women numbering 15.8 million.“The sex ratio remains at 107 males per 100 females,” he said in a statement.

Mohd Uzir said from the total population, 29.31 million are citizens while the balance of 3.35 million are non-citizens.

He said Selangor recorded the highest population with 6.54 million, while Putrajaya had the lowest number of people - 92,640.

Mohd Uzir said the total population for the first quarter of 2019 increased by 1.1%, compared with 32.29 million for the same period last year.

He said the number of Malaysians below the age of 14 had decreased from 7.71 million in 2018 to 7.69 million this year.

On the other hand, the population of those between 15 and 64 years old (working age Malaysians) had increased from 22.51 million in 2018 to 22.80 million in 2019.

Those 65 and above also increased from 2.07 million to 2.17 million over the same period of time,” he said.

“This trend shows that Malaysia is moving in line with developed countries towards an ageing society.” — Bernama

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