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Opportunity Malaysia. US Mission to Malaysia.



 

The People in Malaysia

Population: 23,092,940 (July 2003 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 33.7% (male 4,001,507; female 3,777,896)
15-64 years: 61.9% (male 7,163,252; female 7,131,745)
65 years and over: 4.4% (male 447,230; female 571,310) (2003 est.)
Median age: total: 23.6 years
male: 23 years
female: 24.3 years (2002)
Population growth rate: 1.86% (2003 est.)
Birth rate: 23.7 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)
5.12 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: does not reflect net flow of an unknown number of illegal immigrants from other countries in the region (2003 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2003 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 19 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 15.83 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
male: 21.97 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 71.67 years
male: 69.01 years
female: 74.51 years (2003 est.)
Total fertility rate: 3.13 children born/woman (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.4% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 42,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:

2,500 (2001 est.)

Nationality: noun: Malaysian(s)
adjective: Malaysian
Ethnic groups: Malay and other indigenous 58%, Chinese 24%, Indian 8%, others 10% (2000)
Religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Daoist, Hindu, Christian, Sikh; note - in addition, Shamanism is practiced in East Malaysia
Languages: Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai; note - in addition, in East Malaysia several indigenous languages are spoken, the largest are Iban and Kadazan
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.9%
male: 92.4%
female: 85.4% (2003 est.)

 

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