Malaysia's population estimated to be 33mil at end-2022, says Stats Dept

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s population in the fourth quarter of 2022 was estimated at 33 million, according to the latest demographic statistics released by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).

This is an increase of 1.3% as compared to 32.6 million recorded in the same period of 2021

Chief statistician Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin in a statement today said the total population comprised 90.2 per cent or 30.4 million citizens and eight per cent or 2.6 million were non-citizens.

The gender ratio was 111 males per 100 females.

Three states with the highest population in the fourth quarter of 2022 were Selangor with 21.6%, followed by Johor at 12.3% and Sabah at 10.4%, he said.

He said the number of live births in the fourth quarter of 2022 recorded a decrease of 2.1% or 109,842 births as compared to 112,205 births recorded in the same period of the previous year.

"Selangor recorded the highest live births with 21,384 births or 19.5%, while Labuan recorded the lowest at 362 births or 0.3%," he said.

A total of 48,780 deaths was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2022, a decrease of 10.2% as compared to 54,316 deaths recorded in the same period in 2021, with Selangor recording the highest number of deaths of 7,711 while Putrajaya recorded the lowest with 75 deaths.- Bernama

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