Malaysia | 2021 | The Global Graph Skip to main content


Malaysia Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 28.11 32.869 36.81
Global Rank 44th 45th 45th
Global Population Share 0.404% 0.421% 0.43%
Global Population Density 83.67 95.97 105.74
Global Population Density Rank 220th 222nd 224th
Average Life Expectancy 74.21 75.9 77.44
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 80th 88th 91st
Fertility Rate 2.14 1.96 1.83
Fertility Rate Global Rank 120th 121st 129th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

(Click here for detailed analysis of Malaysia Population)

Malaysia Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 7 0.26%
Congenital birth defects 3 0.11%
Lower respiratory infections 4 0.15%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Cancers 1 0.04%
Cardiovascular disease 52 1.94%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 996 37.08%
Drowning 46 1.71%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 4 0.15%
Digestive diseases 3 0.11%
Measles 44 1.64%
Fire 1 0.04%
Homicide 13 0.48%

(Click here for detailed analysis of Malaysia Health)

Highlights of Malaysia BMI and Diet Compositions

Comprehensive data on food supply and consumption is published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Data was analyzed by The Global Graph and is published in these below Highlights, Graphs and Tables (Data Quality & definitions)

  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in Malaysia gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 73.70%73.70%
    • Fat : 33.40%33.40%
    • Animal protein : 7.51%7.51%
    • Plant protein : 5.99%5.99%
  • 20.60% increase in caloric supply : Currently Malaysia gets 2916/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2418/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Malaysia
  • Rice, Wheat and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Malaysia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Malaysia average intake is 192.96 grams
  • Bananas, Pineapples and Oranges & Mandarines are three major Fruit Types Intake in Malaysia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Malaysia average Fruit intake is 124.08grams
  • In Malaysia, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 41.70% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Malaysia is in the range of obese and Average Female BMI is in range of obese (BMI = Body Mass Index - The WHO define a BMI <=18.5 as 'underweight'; 18.5 to 25 as 'normal/healthy'; 25.0 to 30.0 as 'obese')

Also Read Other Articles Related to Malaysia