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Malaysia People

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Population: 22,229,040 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  34.5% (male 3,943,324; female 3,724,634)

15-64 years:  61.35% (male 6,828,670; female 6,808,623)

65 years and over:  4.15% (male 404,042; female 519,747) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.96% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 24.75 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 5.2 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)

note:  does not reflect net flow of an unknown number of illegal immigrants from other countries in the region
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 (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 20.31 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  71.11 years

male:  68.48 years

female:  73.92 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 3.24 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.42% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 49,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 1,900 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Malaysian(s)

adjective:  Malaysian
Ethnic groups: Malay and other indigenous 58%, Chinese 27%, Indian 8%, others 7% (2000)
Religions: Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism; note - in addition, Shamanism is practiced in East Malaysia
Languages: Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai; note - in addition, in East Malaysia several indigenous languages are spoken, the largest of which are Iban and Kadazan
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  83.5%

male:  89.1%

female:  78.1% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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