Daily Live Births

Data as of 31 Jul 2023, 23:59

Number of people born daily in Malaysia, based on registrations with JPN from 1920 to the present.

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How is this data produced?

This dataset tabulates the number of people born in Malaysia and registered with JPN from 1920 to the present.

What caveats I should bear in mind when using this data?

There are several nuances to bear in mind when using this data:

  1. The data is derived based on births registerd with JPN. Accordingly, if a birth is not registered with JPN (for instance, if a foreigner chooses to register their child in their home country, or if a resident in a remote area does not register the birth of their child), it will not count in this dataset.
  2. This dataset tabulate births for each day of birth, rather than the date of registration with JPN. Therefore, to ensure accuracy, the data is provided with a 1 month lag, since most people do not register their child on the exact day they are born.
  3. Data for past dates may be revised in future updates; this represents people registering children outside a 1 month window from their date of birth. However, our update procedure should ensure that there is no significant change to the trend.

Publication(s) using this data

data.gov.my features a dashboard on Birthday Popularity where you can explore this dataset in a more interactive way!


Dataset description

Number of people born daily in Malaysia, based on registrations with JPN from 1920 to the present.

Variable definitions
  • Date of Birth
  • State
  • Births
Last updated:

09 Sept 2023, 08:00

Next update:

09 Oct 2023, 08:00

Data source(s)
  • JPN

This data is made open under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). A copy of the license is available Here.


Full Dataset (CSV)

Full Dataset (CSV)

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Full Dataset (Parquet)

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Connect directly to the data with Python.

# If not already installed, do: pip install pandas fastparquet import pandas as pd URL_DATA = 'https://storage.data.gov.my/demography/births.parquet' df = pd.read_parquet(URL_DATA) if 'date' in df.columns: df['date'] = pd.to_datetime(df['date']) print(df)

Sample OpenAPI query

The following code is an example of how to make an API query to retrieve the data catalogue mentioned above. You can use different programming languages by switching the code accordingly. For a complete guide on possible query parameters and syntax, please refer to the official Open API Documentation.

import requests import pprint url = "https://api.data.gov.my/data-catalogue?id=births&limit=3" response_json = requests.get(url=url).json() pprint.pprint(response_json)