Malaysia’s population hits 30 million

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People MalaysiaThe Malaysian Statistics Department said that Malaysia’s population is hitting 30 million “this week”, and the population has more than tripled since the department was formed in 1963, the Malay Mail reported.. Figures show are males outnumbering females by a ratio of 106:100 and Malays form the largest segment of the population.

According to the department, it is projected that Malaysia’s population will grow to 38.6 million in 2040. A rough calculation based on the projected growth rate of an average of 1 per cent, the Malaysian population will at most be 65 million in 2100. By 2040, the Statistics Department projects that the number of Malays will increase to 20.9 million (54 per cent of overall population), followed by other Bumiputras, 5.2 million (14 per cent) and the Chinese, 7.1 million (18 per cent).

Meanwhile, the Indian population will increase to 2.3 million (6 per cent), while the non-Malaysian citizen category is expected to increase to 2.7 million (7 per cent). The group under others will marginally increase to 477,000 (1 per cent).

As of 2010, the Bumiputra group consists of 67.4 per cent, Chinese, 24.6 per cent, Indians, 7.3 per cent, while others, make up 0.7 per cent.

Meanwhile, the life expectancy rate has increased from 64.6 in 1966, the earliest recorded year, to 74.5 in 2010, and it is projected that the average lifespan of Malaysians in 2040 will be 80.5 years. Between 2010 and 2040, Malaysians aged 65 years and above are projected to increase more than three folds of the 2010 population.

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The Malaysian Statistics Department said that Malaysia’s population is hitting 30 million “this week”, and the population has more than tripled since the department was formed in 1963, the Malay Mail reported.. Figures show are males outnumbering females by a ratio of 106:100 and Malays form the largest segment of the population.

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People MalaysiaThe Malaysian Statistics Department said that Malaysia’s population is hitting 30 million “this week”, and the population has more than tripled since the department was formed in 1963, the Malay Mail reported.. Figures show are males outnumbering females by a ratio of 106:100 and Malays form the largest segment of the population.

According to the department, it is projected that Malaysia’s population will grow to 38.6 million in 2040. A rough calculation based on the projected growth rate of an average of 1 per cent, the Malaysian population will at most be 65 million in 2100. By 2040, the Statistics Department projects that the number of Malays will increase to 20.9 million (54 per cent of overall population), followed by other Bumiputras, 5.2 million (14 per cent) and the Chinese, 7.1 million (18 per cent).

Meanwhile, the Indian population will increase to 2.3 million (6 per cent), while the non-Malaysian citizen category is expected to increase to 2.7 million (7 per cent). The group under others will marginally increase to 477,000 (1 per cent).

As of 2010, the Bumiputra group consists of 67.4 per cent, Chinese, 24.6 per cent, Indians, 7.3 per cent, while others, make up 0.7 per cent.

Meanwhile, the life expectancy rate has increased from 64.6 in 1966, the earliest recorded year, to 74.5 in 2010, and it is projected that the average lifespan of Malaysians in 2040 will be 80.5 years. Between 2010 and 2040, Malaysians aged 65 years and above are projected to increase more than three folds of the 2010 population.

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