The latest demographic statistics of Malaysia is mentioned below
- 63 million population in the third quarter of 2019
- 124,150 live births in the third quarter of 2019
- 41,772 deaths in the third quarter of 2019
The ethnic background of Malaysia: Malays are the largest ethnic group in the country accounting for more than 50% of the total Malaysian population followed by 22.6% of the Chinese Malaysians.
Moreover, Indian Malaysians account for approx. 6.7% of the total population. In addition,11.8% of the Malaysian population is comprised of other non-Malay indigenous groups who have also been given Bumiputra status of the total Malaysian population.
The Malaysian population consists of people of different races, religions and race. The largest group of Malaysians consist of three main races, namely the Malays, Chinese and Indians. Orang Asli are the natives in Peninsular Malaysia and is generally divided into three major groups, namely the Negrito, Senoi and Proto-Malay. Sabah’s population consists of 32 ethnic groups and the major ethnic is Kadazandusun while Sarawak population consists of 27 ethnic groups and Iban is the major ethnic group.