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Selangor has highest population percentage in Malaysia

SHAH ALAM, JUL 23: Selangor registered the highest population percentage in the country this year at 19.9%, followed by Sabah (12.0%) and Johor (11.5%).

Malaysia’s population this year (2016) is estimated at 31.7 million, a 0.5 million increase compared to 31.2 million people in 2015.

In a statement, the Malaysian Statistics Department said the figures reflect a 1.5% annual population growth rate for the same period.


The 31.7 million total population comprised of 16.4 million men and 15.3 million women in terms of gender composition, a ratio of 107 men to every 100 women.

“By ethnicity, bumiputera registered as the highest percentage of Malaysia citizens at 68.6%, followed by Chinese (23.4%), Indian (7.0%) and Others (1.0%).

“Non-citizens accounted for 10.3% of Malaysia’s total population,” he said.

According to the department, distribution by age group this year showed no significant difference compared to 2015.

“The population in the age group of 14 years and below decreased by 0.4% in 2016 (24.5%) compared to 2015 (24.9%).

“The working age population, 15 to 64 years old, increased by 0.2% in 2016 to 69.5% compared to 2015; and population aged 65 years and above also increased by 0.2% to 6.0% for the same period.

“States that recorded the smallest population percentage were Labuan and Putrajaya, at 0.3% respectively,” he said.