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Malaysia People 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Malaysia People 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Population:
25,715,819 (July 2009 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 31.4% (male 4,153,621/female 3,914,962)
15-64 years: 63.6% (male 8,210,373/female 8,143,043)
65 years and over: 5% (male 569,245/female 724,575) (2009 est.)

Median age:
total: 24.9 years
male: 24.3 years
female: 25.6 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.723% (2009 est.)

Birth rate:
22.24 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Death rate:
5.02 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate:
NA
note: does not reflect net flow of an unknown number of illegal immigrants from other countries in the region (2009 est.)

Urbanization:
urban population: 70% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 3% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 15.87 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 18.32 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 13.24 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 73.29 years
male: 70.56 years
female: 76.21 years (2009 est.)


See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


See also: Health Performance

Total fertility rate:
2.95 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.5% (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
80,000 (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
3,900 (2007 est.)

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2009)

Nationality:
noun: Malaysian(s)
adjective: Malaysian

Ethnic groups:
Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8% (2004 est.)

Religions:
Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%, none 0.8% (2000 census)

Languages:
Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
note: in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.7%
male: 92%
female: 85.4% (2000 census)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2005)

Education expenditures:
6.2% of GDP (2004)


NOTE: The information regarding Malaysia on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malaysia People 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malaysia People 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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