Malaysia: 30-millionth Malaysian would be born at about 2am, Thursday

When dawn breaks on Malaysia Thursday morning, the country's population will have broken the 30 million number.

According to the "Population clock published on the Malaysia Statistics Department" website, the country has 29,999,530 citizens at 6.43pm Wednesday, 26th February 2014.

Based on population clock, approximately one birth rate occurs every minute, which makes it 60 babies every hour. Thus, the 30 millionth figure will be reached at approximately 2am on Thursday.

According to the population projections, the figure will reach 38.5 million people by the year 2040, comprising 19.6 million males and 19 million females.
The 2040 population is expected to be made up of Malays (20.9 million), other bumiputra citizens (5.2 million), Chinese (7.1 million), Indians (2.3 million) and others (240,000).

The non-Malaysian population is expected to increase to 2.3 million.

As of 2010, the country’s population was made up of the bumiputra group (67.4%), Chinese (24.6%), Indians (7.3%) and others (0.7%).

On Sunday, Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun said by 2030, it was expected that 15% of the Malaysian population would consist of senior citizens.
Dept of Statisitc/theSTAR 27-02-2014

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