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Number of Households in Malaysia

Source: United Nations, National Statistical Office. Data based on population censuses from 1957 until 2010, micro censuses and our estimates in between. The forecast until 2020 is based on assumption of declining average size of household to as low as 4.1 person
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021

Number of households reached 7.79 mil in 2020 in Malaysia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.63 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of households in Malaysia reached an all time high of 7.79 mil in 2020 and an all time low of mil in. When compared to Malaysia's main peers, number of households in Cambodia amounted to 3.58 mil, 1.34 mil in Singapore, 20.7 mil in Thailand and 29.5 mil in Vietnam in 2020.

Malaysia has been ranked 37th within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of number of households, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

A household is defined as a group of one or more persons living together who make common provision for food or other essentials for living.


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