SHAH ALAM FEB.14:-The Main Census on Population and Housing 2020 has shown that the population of Malaysia is 32.4 million with an annual average growth rate of 1.7 per cent in 10 years period.
Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, on the housing aspect, 9.6 million have been censured and 8.2 million households are with self-owned home size of 3.8.
Ismail said, based on nationality, 91.7 per cent (29.8 million) are Malaysians while 8.3 per cent (2.7 million) are non-citizens.
“From the gender and ethnic aspects, from 32.4 million people that have been censured, 52.3 per cent are males and 47.7 per cent are females. The gender ratio is 110 males to 100 females.
“The Census has also found that Putrajaya has the most number of females with 100 females compared to 96 males. Statistics following ethnic group has shown that the Bumiputera has recorded 69.4 per cent followed by the Chinese (23.2 per cent), Indians (6.7 per cent) and others 0.7 per cent,” Ismail said in his speech at the launching of the Main Census on Population and Housing 2020 at Dewan Canselor, Management and Science University (MSU) Selangor here today.
The Prime Minister also stressed that from the age group it is found that from 32.4 million population 6.8 per cent are in the age group of 65 and above, 69.3 per cent in the working age (15 until 64 years) and the remaining 24.0 per cent are the young people.
Meanwhile, Ismail said the senior citizens aged 60 and above have recorded 10.5 per cent (3.4 million) compared to 9.0 per cent (2.2 million) in 2010.
Ismail also stressed that the young age group has shown a decrease from 27.6 per cent in 2010 to 24.0 per cent in 2020.
“These are among the findings concluded in Census 2020 that will be the new benchmark for the government to outline the related policies in developing the prosperity of the people besides giving a holistic input in the implementation of the existing policy such as Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB 2030), the 12th Malaysia Plan and Sustainable Development Agenda 30,” said Ismail. –Malaysia World News