Dear men, if you realize that finding love is hard, maybe it isn’t your fault. It’s just the ill-fate of the probability and math as the Department of Statistics Malaysia had revealed that there are more males than females going about in the nation today.
As our population is expected to grow by 400,000 to 32.4 million this year, a yearly growth of 1.1%, the number of men, however, had outgrown the women. The data released on the last day of July showed that there are 1,000,000 more males than females. The more the merrier? Nope.
Quoted by NST, chief statistician of Malaysia Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said, “The male population stands at 16.7 million, while the female population is at 15.7 million. The sex ratio remains at 107 males per 100 females.”
Mohd Uzir said the data was based on the Current Population Estimates Malaysia 2018 and Population and Housing Census 2010 which includes deaths, births and net migration, the three major components of population change.
He added that the number of people age below 14 had taken a dip of 0.3% from 24.1 per cent in 2017 to 23.8 per cent this year. Meaning there are lesser young people.
“On the other hand, the population of those between the ages of 15 and 64 (working age Malaysians) increased from 69.6 per cent in 2017 to 69.7 per cent in 2018.
“The percentage of those aged 65 and above increased from 6.3 per cent to 6.5 per cent for the same period.
“The increase in the composition of the working age population, as well as the old age population, contributed to the increase in the median age in 2018, which stands at 28.6 years,” Mohd Uzir added.
“(As for race, the number of) Bumiputeras (Malays and indigenous communities) increased by 0.3 per cent this year and account for 69.1 per cent of the total population.
“The composition of Chinese and Indians took a 0.2 and 0.1 per cent dip respectively, however” he said.
The news clearly didn’t sit well with Malaysian men. A few netizens quickly suggested that maybe it’s time for women to marry four husbands instead of the other way around. While others wanted male polygamous marriage to stop as these men will worsen the matrix. Some even quipped that LGBT community will sort themselves out. It’s all for good banter but there were a few netizens hoped that such phenomenon wouldn’t give way to see more child marriage.
Seeing so many Malaysian men worried about their singlehood which, on paper, will translate into one million unmarried men, here are top 10 countries with more women than men according to World Atlas.
(The number of “single women” stated below is just for comic relief, it doesn’t include factors like legal age, sexual orientation, marital or migration status. Accompanied with it are also the top picks of eye-candy from each country.)
A country in Europe with 1.96 million population, the country has the greatest disparity between the number men and women. The female population is 54.1%. Which means there would be around 160,720 single women.
Sharing borders with Latvia and Poland, Lithuania has a 2.8 million population with 54% of it being females. That translate to about 112,00 single women.
An island country in the Carribean, Curacao has a 160,000 population with 6,240 extra females as to men. The percentage of the female population stands at 53.90%.
The eastern Europe country has a huge 45 million population and 53.7% of them are females. That means there are about 1.6 million single women who could possibly opt for men outside their country.
A former Soviet republic country in between Asia and Europe, Armenia has a 2.9 million population with 53.6% females. And yes, the Kardashians who are Robert Kardashian’s biological children are all Armenians. Robert was the defence lawyer for the infamous OJ Simpson case but he and wife Kris Jenner are both from Armenia.
Love Armenians now? If you are lucky, you could find about 104,400 women that are single there.