Malaysia Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Malaysia urban population for 2021 was 25,465,792, a 1.97% increase from 2020.
  • Malaysia urban population for 2020 was 24,973,604, a 2.03% increase from 2019.
  • Malaysia urban population for 2019 was 24,475,775, a 2.1% increase from 2018.
  • Malaysia urban population for 2018 was 23,972,655, a 2.15% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
China 882,894,483
Brazil 186,852,653
Russia 107,489,871
Mexico 105,533,240
Turkey 65,116,373
Iran 64,915,207
Colombia 41,904,698
South Africa 40,736,693
Thailand 36,488,459
Algeria 33,132,753
Iraq 29,286,343
Peru 26,187,142
Malaysia 25,465,792
Venezuela 25,353,644
Ecuador 11,513,201
Kazakhstan 10,987,485
Romania 10,385,068
Jordan 9,409,094
Dominican Republic 9,114,914
Guatemala 8,938,987
Cuba 8,747,521
Belarus 7,463,845
Lebanon 6,030,840
Azerbaijan 5,760,046
Libya 5,635,998
Bulgaria 5,245,060
Paraguay 4,511,987
Costa Rica 4,184,474
Serbia 3,877,239
Turkmenistan 3,242,382
Gabon 2,060,586
Armenia 1,882,713
Albania 1,770,478
Botswana 1,715,465
Jamaica 1,684,526
Bosnia 1,612,965
Namibia 1,371,422
North Macedonia 1,213,985
Equatorial Guinea 1,066,554
Fiji 521,334
Mauritius 516,236
Montenegro 420,639
Suriname 391,883
Maldives 223,439
Guyana 212,575
Belize 187,075
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 59,476
Dominica 51,527
American Samoa 48,033
Marshall Islands 46,599
Grenada 41,470
Samoa 35,510
St. Lucia 34,926
Tonga 24,666
Nauru 10,873
Tuvalu 7,726
Malaysia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 25,465,792 77.70 1.95%
2020 24,973,604 77.16 2.01%
2019 24,475,775 76.61 2.08%
2018 23,972,655 76.04 2.13%
2017 23,467,529 75.45 2.17%
2016 22,964,394 74.84 2.20%
2015 22,464,991 74.21 2.21%
2014 21,974,953 73.58 2.22%
2013 21,491,686 72.93 2.27%
2012 21,009,034 72.28 2.37%
2011 20,516,667 71.61 2.54%
2010 20,002,877 70.91 2.88%
2009 19,435,328 70.08 3.04%
2008 18,854,123 69.23 3.17%
2007 18,266,043 68.36 3.25%
2006 17,681,865 67.48 3.30%
2005 17,108,408 66.59 3.33%
2004 16,548,744 65.69 3.37%
2003 15,999,896 64.78 3.44%
2002 15,458,510 63.86 3.56%
2001 14,918,249 62.92 3.71%
2000 14,375,102 61.98 4.34%
1999 13,764,923 60.74 4.51%
1998 13,157,330 59.50 4.67%
1997 12,557,522 58.24 4.76%
1996 11,973,527 56.97 4.83%
1995 11,409,137 55.69 4.86%
1994 10,868,164 54.40 4.90%
1993 10,348,236 53.11 4.97%
1992 9,846,038 51.81 4.99%
1991 9,366,645 50.58 4.24%
1990 8,977,771 49.79 4.40%
1989 8,591,294 49.01 4.54%
1988 8,210,278 48.23 4.62%
1987 7,839,691 47.45 4.59%
1986 7,487,772 46.67 4.49%
1985 7,158,814 45.89 4.34%
1984 6,854,614 45.12 4.22%
1983 6,571,676 44.35 4.13%
1982 6,305,687 43.57 4.13%
1981 6,050,367 42.81 4.20%
1980 5,801,271 42.04 4.61%
1979 5,539,881 41.16 4.72%
1978 5,284,696 40.27 4.78%
1977 5,038,232 39.39 4.79%
1976 4,802,814 38.52 4.77%
1975 4,579,307 37.65 4.73%
1974 4,367,853 36.79 4.71%
1973 4,166,858 35.94 4.71%
1972 3,975,274 35.10 4.74%
1971 3,791,207 34.27 4.78%
1970 3,614,414 33.45 4.58%
1969 3,452,711 32.73 4.62%
1968 3,296,693 32.01 4.71%
1967 3,144,900 31.30 4.85%
1966 2,996,157 30.60 5.01%
1965 2,849,679 29.91 5.21%
1964 2,705,079 29.23 5.41%
1963 2,562,735 28.56 5.54%
1962 2,424,727 27.90 5.58%
1961 2,293,099 27.24 5.54%
1960 2,169,424 26.60 %