List of countries by median age

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Median age by country, 2005.

This article is a list of countries by median age.

Methodology[edit]

Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups - that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population.[1]

Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Uganda to 40 or more in several European countries, Canada and Japan.[2] The median age for females tends to be much greater than that of men in some of the ex-Soviet republics, while in the Global South the difference is far smaller or is reversed.

Countries[edit]

Country/Territory CIA World Factbook 2014 est.[3]
Rank Total
(Year)
Male
(Year)
Female
(Year)
Newworldmap.svgWorld 0 29.7 28.9 30.4
 Afghanistan 211 18.1 18.1 18.2
 Albania 95 31.6 30.3 32.9
 Algeria 131 27.3 27.0 27.5
 Andorra 18 42.4 42.6 42.2
 Angola 212 17.9 17.7 18.1
 Anguilla 76 34.1 32.4 35.7
 Antigua and Barbuda 102 31.1 29.4 32.6
 Netherlands Antilles 77 34.1 32.1 35.8
 Argentina 100 31.2 30.1 32.3
 Armenia 82 33.7 31.8 35.8
 Aruba 55 38.8 36.9 40.6
 Australia 57 38.3 37.5 39.0
 Austria 6 44.3 43.2 45.3
 Azerbaijan 108 30.1 28.5 31.9
 Bahamas 101 31.2 30.1 32.3
 Bahrain 96 31.6 33.0 28.8
 Bangladesh 154 24.3 23.8 24.8
 Barbados 61 37.6 36.5 38.7
 Belarus 49 39.4 36.3 42.4
 Belgium 14 43.1 41.7 44.4
 Belize 178 21.8 21.6 22.0
 Benin 216 17.7 17.4 18.1
 Bermuda 16 42.9 41.1 44.6
 Bhutan 144 26.2 26.8 25.6
 Bolivia 163 23.4 22.6 24.1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 37 40.8 39.4 42.2
 Botswana 166 22.9 22.9 22.8
 Brazil 104 30.7 29.9 31.5
 Brunei 115 29.3 28.9 29.6
 Bulgaria 17 42.6 40.3 44.8
 Burkina Faso 222 17.0 16.9 17.2
 Burundi 223 17.0 16.7 17.2
 Cambodia 156 24.1 23.4 24.8
 Cameroon 208 18.3 18.2 18.4
 Canada 25 41.7 40.4 42.9
 Cape Verde 157 24.0 23.2 24.8
 Cayman Islands 46 39.5 38.8 40.1
 Central African Republic 194 19.4 19.1 19.8
 Chad 221 17.2 16.1 18.2
 Chile 86 33.3 32.2 34.6
 China 65 36.7 35.8 37.5
 Colombia 119 28.9 27.9 29.9
 Comoros 196 19.2 18.5 19.8
 DR Congo 213 17.9 17.7 18.1
 Congo 191 19.8 19.7 20.0
 Cook Islands 73 34.4 33.8 35.0
 Costa Rica 109 30.0 29.5 30.5
 Ivory Coast 187 20.3 20.3 20.2
 Croatia 21 42.1 40.2 43.9
 Cuba 42 39.9 39.1 40.8
 Curaçao 67 36.2 32.7 39.9
 Guernsey (Channel Islands, UK) 15 43.1 41.9 44.2
 Jersey (Channel Islands, UK) 47 39.5 37.1 41.6
 Cyprus 69 35.7 34.4 37.4
 Czech Republic 34 40.9 39.6 42.3
 Denmark 26 41.6 40.7 42.5
 Djibouti 168 22.8 21.1 24.1
 Dominica 90 32.1 31.7 32.6
 Dominican Republic 133 27.1 26.9 27.3
 Ecuador 141 26.7 26.0 27.3
 Egypt 149 25.1 24.7 25.4
 El Salvador 147 25.6 24.1 27.1
 Equatorial Guinea 195 19.4 18.8 19.9
 Eritrea 198 19.1 18.8 19.5
 Estonia 29 41.2 37.6 44.5
 Ethiopia 218 17.6 17.4 17.7
 Faroe Islands 58 37.7 37.1 38.4
 Fiji 126 27.9 27.7 28.1
 Finland 12 43.2 41.2 45.0
 France 35 40.9 39.3 42.4
 French Polynesia 105 30.6 30.5 30.7
 Gabon 204 18.6 18.4 18.8
 Gambia 188 20.2 19.9 20.5
 Georgia 59 37.7 34.9 40.4
 Germany 2 46.1 45.1 47.2
 Ghana 185 20.8 20.4 21.3
 Gibraltar (UK) 78 34.0 33.1 35.0
 Greece 9 43.5 42.4 44.6
 Greenland 83 33.6 34.9 32.3
 Grenada 110 29.9 29.8 29.9
 Guam 111 29.9 29.4 30.4
 Guatemala 183 21.0 20.4 21.7
 Guinea 202 18.7 18.4 18.9
 Guinea-Bissau 192 19.8 19.3 20.3
 Guyana 150 25.0 24.6 25.4
 Haiti 174 22.2 22.0 22.4
 Honduras 177 21.9 21.6 22.3
 Hong Kong 13 43.2 42.8 43.4
 Hungary 32 41.1 39.1 43.5
 Iceland 66 36.4 35.9 36.9
 India 137 27.0 26.4 27.7
 Indonesia 117 29.2 28.7 29.8
 Iran 122 28.3 28.0 28.6
 Iraq 181 21.5 21.4 21.6
 Ireland 70 35.7 35.4 36.1
 Isle of Man 11 43.4 42.7 44.1
 Israel 112 29.9 29.2 30.6
 Italy 5 44.5 43.3 45.6
 Jamaica 151 24.9 24.4 25.4
 Japan 3 46.1 44.8 47.5
 Jordan 179 21.8 21.5 22.1
 Kazakhstan 113 29.7 28.4 31.1
 Kenya 199 19.1 18.9 19.2
 Kiribati 159 23.6 22.7 24.4
 North Korea 85 33.4 31.8 35.0
 South Korea 41 40.2 38.7 41.6
 Kosovo 128 27.8 27.4 28.2
 Kuwait 120 28.9 30.1 26.8
 Kyrgyzstan 145 25.7 24.7 26.7
 Laos 175 22.0 21.7 22.3
 Latvia 28 41.4 38.4 44.3
 Lebanon 116 29.3 28.7 29.8
 Lesotho 160 23.6 23.6 23.6
 Liberia 214 17.9 17.7 18.1
 Libya 130 27.5 27.7 27.4
 Liechtenstein 19 42.4 41.3 43.5
 Lithuania 30 41.2 38.5 43.7
 Luxembourg 45 39.6 38.5 40.7
 Macau 60 37.7 38.3 37.3
 Macedonia 64 36.8 35.7 37.9
 Madagascar 197 19.2 19.0 19.4
 Malawi 227 16.3 16.2 16.4
 Malaysia 129 27.7 27.4 27.9
 Maldives 134 27.1 27.3 26.7
 Mali 228 16.0 15.4 16.7
 Malta 36 40.9 39.7 42.1
 Marshall Islands 171 22.5 22.5 22.6
 Mauritania 190 19.9 19.0 20.9
 Mauritius 79 33.9 33.1 34.8
 Mayotte 220 17.3 18.1 16.5
 Mexico 132 27.3 26.3 28.4
 F.S. Micronesia 158 23.8 23.2 24.4
 Moldova 71 35.7 33.9 37.7
 Monaco 1 51.1 50.0 52.3
 Mongolia 135 27.1 26.3 27.8
 Montenegro 50 39.2 38.2 40.5
 Montserrat 98 31.4 30.9 31.9
 Morocco 125 28.1 27.5 28.7
 Mozambique 224 16.9 16.3 17.5
 Burma 127 27.9 27.3 28.5
 Namibia 169 22.8 22.8 22.8
 Nauru 148 25.3 25.6 25.0
   Nepal 167 22.9 22.2 23.6
 Netherlands 22 42.1 41.2 42.9
 New Caledonia 103 31.1 30.4 31.7
 New Zealand 62 37.6 36.7 38.4
 Nicaragua 155 24.2 23.3 25.1
 Niger 230 15.1 15.0 15.2
 Nigeria 209 18.2 18.1 18.3
 Northern Mariana Islands 97 31.6 29.4 32.2
 Norway 53 39.1 38.2 39.9
 Oman 152 24.9 26.1 23.4
 Pakistan 170 22.6 22.6 22.6
 Palau 87 33.0 32.5 34.2
State of Palestine Palestine/Gaza Strip 210 18.2 18.0 18.4
West Bank Palestine/West Bank 172 22.4 22.2 22.5
 Panama 123 28.3 27.9 28.7
 Papua New Guinea 173 22.4 22.6 22.2
 Paraguay 140 26.8 26.6 27.0
 Peru 138 27.0 26.3 27.7
 Philippines 161 23.5 23.0 24.0
 Poland 48 39.5 37.9 41.3
 Portugal 33 41.1 39.0 43.3
 Puerto Rico 56 38.7 36.8 40.5
 Qatar 89 32.6 33.6 28.0
 Romania 43 39.8 38.4 41.4
 Russia 54 38.9 36.0 41.9
 Rwanda 203 18.7 18.4 18.9
 Saint Barthélemy 20 42.4 42.4 42.3
 Saint Helena 39 40.5 40.5 40.4
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 84 33.5 33.6 33.4
 Saint Lucia 88 32.9 31.7 34.0
 Saint Martin 93 31.8 30.7 32.7
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 4 44.6 44.2 45.0
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 91 31.9 32.0 31.7
 Samoa 165 23.1 22.9 23.4
 American Samoa 124 28.3 28.8 27.8
 San Marino 8 43.6 42.6 44.4
 São Tomé and Príncipe 215 17.8 17.3 18.2
 Saudi Arabia 143 26.4 27.3 25.3
 Senegal 207 18.4 17.5 19.3
 Serbia 24 41.9 40.2 43.6
 Seychelles 80 33.9 33.4 34.5
 Sierra Leone 201 19.0 18.5 19.6
 Singapore 81 33.8 33.7 33.9
 Sint Maarten 44 39.7 38.9 40.4
 Slovakia 51 39.2 37.5 41.0
 Slovenia 10 43.5 41.7 45.2
 Solomon Islands 180 21.6 21.4 21.8
 Somalia 217 17.7 17.9 17.6
 South Africa 146 25.7 25.4 26.0
 South Sudan 225 16.8 16.6 17.0
 Spain 27 41.6 40.4 42.9
 Sri Lanka 94 31.8 30.6 32.9
 Sudan 200 19.1 18.9 19.4
 Suriname 121 28.6 28.3 29.0
 Swaziland 184 21.0 20.7 21.3
 Sweden 31 41.2 40.2 42.2
  Switzerland 23 42.0 41.0 42.9
 Syria 164 23.3 22.9 23.7
 Taiwan 52 39.2 38.5 39.9
 Tajikistan 162 23.5 23.0 24.0
 Tanzania 219 17.4 17.1 17.7
 Thailand 68 36.2 35.3 37.2
 Timor-Leste 206 18.5 17.9 19.1
 Togo 193 19.6 19.3 19.8
 Tonga 176 22.0 21.6 22.5
 Trinidad and Tobago 74 34.4 34.0 34.9
 Tunisia 99 31.4 31.0 31.8
 Turkey 114 29.6 29.2 30.0
 Turkmenistan 142 26.6 26.2 27.1
 Turks and Caicos Islands 92 31.9 32.2 31.5
 Tuvalu 153 24.9 23.7 26.4
 Uganda 229 15.5 15.5 15.6
 Ukraine 38 40.6 37.3 43.7
 United Arab Emirates 106 30.3 32.0 25.0
 United Kingdom 40 40.4 39.2 41.6
 United States 63 37.6 36.3 39.0
 Uruguay 75 34.3 32.6 35.9
 Uzbekistan 136 27.1 26.6 27.7
 Vanuatu 182 21.1 20.7 21.4
 Venezuela 139 26.9 26.1 27.6
 Vietnam 118 29.2 28.1 30.2
 British Virgin Islands 72 35.6 35.5 35.7
 U.S. Virgin Islands 7 44.2 44.5 44.0
 Wallis and Futuna 107 30.3 29.3 31.5
 Western Sahara (Sahrawi ADR) 186 20.8 20.3 21.3
 Yemen 205 18.6 18.5 18.7
 Zambia 226 16.7 16.6 16.8
 Zimbabwe 189 20.2 19.9 20.4

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