Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin, in a statement here today, said of the total population, 29.4 million are Malaysian citizens and 3.2 million are non-citizens.
On the sex ratio, there are 107 males per 100 females, with the male population at 16.8 million, while the female population is 15.8 million, he said.
He said the composition of the population age from 0 to 14 (young age) in 2019 dropped to 23.3 per cent, from 23.8 per cent last year, while the percentage for those aged 65 and above (old age) rose to 6.7 per cent from 6.5 per cent last year.
Based on the National Senior Citizens’ Policy, the aging population occurs when the percentage of senior citizens or those aged 60 and above reached 15 per cent of the total population, he added.
He said the statistics for this year showed a rise in the percentage of those aged 60 and above , at 10.3 per cent, compared with 10 per cent last year.
“Malaysia is expected to experience an aging population in 2030 with the percentage of people aged 60 and above at 15.3 per cent,” he added.
On the population composition based on states, Mohd Uzir said 20 per cent of the total population are in Selangor, followed by Sabah (12 per cent) and Johor (11.6 per cent).
The Bumiputera population recorded an increase of 0.2 per cent to 69.3 per cent, from 69.1 per cent in 2018, while the Chinese ethnic dropped to 22.8 per cent from 23 per cent and the Indian and others remained at 6.9 per cent and one per cent, respectively, he added.– BERNAMA