M’sia may become an ageing nation earlier than expected, statistics show

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia may become an ageing nation earlier than predicted after the country recorded the lowest fertility rate in four decades with fewer babies born in 2020, according to the Statistics Department.

“Looking at the last 10 years, for every thousand population, on average 17.2 people were born and 4.6 people died with a ratio of 3.7 births per one death.

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