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    Malaysia People 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      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.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Malaysia on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malaysia People 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malaysia People 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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