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Malaysia's population rises to 32.6 million


The Statistics Department released a report on demographic data for the fourth quarter of 2018 today, which showed that the country’s population grew 1.1 percent to 32.6 million, from to 32.2 million in Q4 2017.

“A total 16.8 million were males and 15.8 million were females, with Selangor emerging the most populous state with 6.5 million people, and Putrajaya recording the lowest population with 91,900 people,” chief statistician Mohd Uzir Mahidin said in a statement.

The report also showed there were 127,400 live births in Q4 2018, a decrease of 2.5 percent compared to Q4 2017, which had 130,600 live births.

A total of 65,800 were male babies and 61,600 were female babies, with Selangor registering the highest number of live births at 25,600, and Labuan the lowest number at 420 births in Q4 2018.

There were 41,400 deaths, a decrease of 1.9 percent as compared to 42,200 deaths in Q4 2017.

The number of deaths recorded for males was 23,800, and females 17,600. On average, total deaths in Q4 2018 was 13,800 per month.

Selangor recorded the highest number of deaths at 6,700, while Putrajaya recorded the lowest at 58, the statement read.

- Bernama

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