List of countries by median age

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Median age by country, CIA World Factbook 2018 est.

This article is a list of countries by median age.

Methodology[edit]

Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equally sized 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 Niger to 40 or more in most European countries, Canada, Japan and South Korea.[2] The median age for women 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]

CIA World Factbook 2018 est.[3]
Country/Territory Rank Median
(Years)
Male
(Years)
Female
(Years)
 Afghanistan 207 18.9 18.8 18.9
 Albania 95 32.9 31.6 34.3
 Algeria 139 28.1 27.8 28.4
 American Samoa 155 25.5 25.1 26.0
 Andorra 10 44.3 44.4 44.1
 Angola 227 15.9 15.4 16.3
 Anguilla 81 34.8 32.9 36.7
 Antigua and Barbuda 104 31.9 30.0 33.5
 Argentina 106 31.7 30.5 32.9
 Armenia 78 35.1 33.3 36.9
 Aruba 55 39.3 37.5 41.1
 Australia 58 38.7 37.9 39.5
 Austria 13 44.0 42.8 45.1
 Azerbaijan 100 32.3 30.8 33.0
 The Bahamas 102 32.0 30.9 33.2
 Bahrain 99 32.3 33.8 29.5
 Bangladesh 147 26.7 26.0 27.3
 Barbados 59 38.6 37.5 39.8
 Belarus 51 40.0 37.1 43.1
 Belgium 39 41.4 40.2 42.7
 Belize 177 22.7 22.5 22.9
 Benin 214 18.2 17.9 18.6
 Bermuda 17 43.4 41.5 45.3
 Bhutan 143 27.6 28.2 27.1
 Bolivia 164 24.3 23.6 25.0
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 32 42.1 40.5 43.5
 Botswana 161 24.5 23.5 25.6
 Brazil 97 32.6 31.1 32.8
 British Virgin Islands 72 36.5 36.3 36.6
 Brunei 117 30.2 29.7 30.7
 Bulgaria 21 42.7 40.9 44.7
 Burkina Faso 220 17.3 17.1 17.4
 Burma 136 28.2 27.4 29.0
 Burundi 224 17.0 16.8 17.3
 Cabo Verde 156 25.4 24.6 26.2
 Cambodia 157 25.3 24.6 26.0
 Cameroon 211 18.5 18.4 18.7
 Canada 29 42.2 40.9 43.5
 Cayman Islands 52 40.0 39.3 40.7
 Central African Republic 197 19.7 19.4 20.0
 Chad 218 17.8 16.8 18.8
 Chile 85 34.4 33.2 35.6
 China 67 37.4 36.5 38.4
 Colombia 119 30.0 29.0 31.0
 Comoros 193 19.9 19.2 20.5
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 210 18.6 18.3 18.8
 Republic of the Congo 201 19.7 19.5 19.8
 Cook Islands 73 36.5 36.0 37.0
 Costa Rica 109 31.3 30.8 31.8
 Cote d'Ivoire 188 20.9 21.0 20.9
 Croatia 19 43.0 41.1 45.0
 Cuba 37 41.5 40.1 42.6
 Curacao 74 36.1 33.5 39.7
 Cyprus 68 36.8 35.5 38.3
 Czech Republic 33 42.1 40.8 43.4
 Denmark 30 42.2 41.2 43.2
 Djibouti 168 23.9 22.1 25.3
 Dominica 90 33.5 33.0 34.0
 Dominican Republic 137 28.1 27.9 28.3
 Ecuador 142 27.7 27.0 28.4
 Egypt 167 23.9 23.6 24.2
 El Salvador 146 27.1 25.6 28.6
 Equatorial Guinea 196 19.8 19.3 20.3
 Eritrea 200 19.7 19.2 20.1
 Estonia 22 42.7 39.4 46.1
 Eswatini (Swaziland) 182 21.7 21.5 21.9
 Ethiopia 216 17.9 17.7 18.1
 EU 20 42.9 41.5 44.3
 Faroe Islands 66 37.6 37.1 38.3
 Fiji 127 28.9 28.7 29.1
 Finland 26 42.5 40.9 44.3
 France 40 41.4 39.6 43.1
 French Polynesia 104 31.9 31.7 32.1
 Gabon 209 18.6 18.4 18.8
 The Gambia 187 21.0 20.7 21.3
State of Palestine Palestine (Gaza Strip) 223 17.2 16.8 17.5
 Georgia 60 38.1 35.3 40.9
 Germany 3 47.1 46.0 48.2
 Ghana 185 21.1 20.6 21.6
 Gibraltar 83 34.7 33.8 35.7
 Greece 6 44.5 43.5 45.6
 Greenland 87 33.9 35.0 32.7
 Grenada 108 31.5 31.5 31.6
 Guam 126 29.0 28.3 29.7
 Guatemala 180 22.1 21.4 22.8
 Guernsey 14 43.8 42.5 45.1
 Guinea-Bissau 190 20.1 19.7 20.6
 Guinea 205 18.9 18.7 19.1
 Guyana 150 26.2 25.9 26.6
 Haiti 173 23.0 22.7 23.2
 Honduras 174 23.0 22.6 23.3
 Hong Kong 8 44.4 43.5 45.0
 Hungary 28 42.3 40.4 44.3
 Iceland 71 36.5 35.9 37.1
 India 138 28.1 27.2 28.6
 Indonesia 117 30.2 29.6 30.8
 Iran 115 30.3 30.0 30.5
 Iraq 192 20.0 19.8 20.3
 Ireland 69 36.8 36.4 37.1
 Isle of Man 11 44.2 43.3 44.9
 Israel 120 29.9 29.3 30.6
 Italy 5 45.5 44.4 46.5
 Jamaica 151 26.0 25.5 26.5
 Japan 2 47.3 46.0 48.7
 Jersey 62 38.0 36.3 40.7
 Jordan 178 22.5 22.9 22.0
 Kazakhstan 111 30.6 29.3 31.9
 Kenya 198 19.7 19.6 19.9
 Kiribati 159 24.6 23.8 25.5
 North Korea 86 34.0 32.5 35.6
 South Korea 36 41.8 40.2 43.4
 Kosovo 125 29.1 28.8 29.5
 Kuwait 122 29.3 30.4 27.4
 Kyrgyzstan 148 26.5 25.4 27.6
 Laos 172 23.0 22.7 23.3
 Latvia 16 43.6 39.7 46.9
 Lebanon 112 30.5 29.9 31.1
 Lesotho 165 24.2 24.2 24.2
 Liberia 217 17.8 17.5 18.0
 Libya 128 28.9 29.1 28.7
 Liechtenstein 18 43.2 41.7 44.5
 Lithuania 15 43.7 39.7 47.1
 Luxembourg 54 39.3 38.7 39.9
 Macau 56 39.3 39.5 39.1
 North Macedonia 63 37.9 36.8 39.0
 Madagascar 199 19.7 19.5 19.9
 Malawi 226 16.5 16.4 16.7
 Malaysia 130 28.5 28.2 28.8
 Maldives 134 28.2 28.1 28.3
 Mali 228 15.8 15.1 16.4
 Malta 35 41.8 40.8 43.0
 Marshall Islands 176 22.9 22.8 23.0
 Mauritania 189 20.5 19.5 21.4
 Mauritius 77 35.3 34.2 36.3
 Mexico 130 28.3 27.2 29.4
 Federated States of Micronesia 158 25.1 24.4 25.8
 Moldova 70 36.7 34.9 38.6
 Monaco 1 53.1 51.7 54.5
 Mongolia 133 28.3 27.5 29.2
 Montenegro 45 40.7 39.9 41.8
 Montserrat 93 33.2 32.6 33.7
 Morocco 123 29.3 28.6 29.9
 Mozambique 222 17.2 16.6 17.8
 Namibia 183 21.2 20.4 21.9
 Nauru 149 26.4 27.0 25.7
   Nepal 166 24.1 22.8 25.3
 Netherlands 24 42.6 41.5 43.6
 New Caledonia 102 32.0 31.3 32.7
 New Zealand 64 37.9 37.1 38.8
 Nicaragua 152 25.7 24.8 26.6
 Nigeria 212 18.4 18.3 18.5
 Niger 230 15.4 15.3 15.5
 Northern Mariana Islands 89 33.6 32.8 34.4
 Norway 57 39.2 38.4 40.0
 Oman 154 25.6 26.6 24.2
 Pakistan 169 23.8 23.7 23.8
 Palau 91 33.4 32.7 35.0
 Panama 124 29.2 28.8 29.6
 Papua New Guinea 171 23.1 23.2 23.1
 Paraguay 135 28.2 28.0 28.5
 Peru 140 28.0 27.2 28.8
 Philippines 170 23.5 23.1 24.0
 Poland 46 40.7 39.0 42.4
 Portugal 31 42.2 40.2 44.4
 Puerto Rico 38 41.5 39.5 43.2
 Qatar 93 33.2 34.3 28.1
 Romania 42 41.1 39.7 42.6
 Russia 53 39.6 36.6 42.5
 Rwanda 203 19.0 18.3 19.8
 Saint Barthelemy 12 44.1 44.1 44.2
 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 34 41.9 42.0 41.9
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 80 35.0 35.2 34.8
 Saint Lucia 82 34.8 33.7 36.0
 Saint Martin 98 32.5 31.6 33.4
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 4 46.5 46.0 47.0
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 88 33.6 33.8 33.4
 Samoa 162 24.4 24.1 24.6
 San Marino 9 44.4 43.3 45.4
 Sao Tome and Principe 213 18.4 18.0 18.8
 Saudi Arabia 144 27.5 28.2 26.7
 Senegal 208 18.8 18.0 19.7
 Serbia 25 42.6 40.9 44.3
 Seychelles 76 35.4 34.9 36.0
 Sierra Leone 204 19.0 18.4 19.6
 Singapore 84 34.6 34.5 34.7
 Sint Maarten 43 41.0 39.9 42.0
 Slovakia 49 40.5 38.8 42.3
 Slovenia 7 44.5 42.8 46.2
 Solomon Islands 179 22.5 22.3 22.8
 Somalia 215 18.1 18.3 17.9
 South Africa 145 27.1 26.9 27.3
 South Sudan 221 17.3 17.2 17.5
 Spain 23 42.7 41.5 43.9
 Sri Lanka 96 32.8 31.5 34.0
 Sudan 194 19.9 19.7 20.1
 Suriname 121 29.8 29.4 30.2
 Sweden 41 41.2 40.2 42.2
  Switzerland 27 42.4 41.4 43.4
 Syria 163 24.3 23.9 24.8
 Taiwan 47 40.7 40.0 41.5
 Tajikistan 160 24.5 23.9 25.1
 Tanzania 219 17.7 17.5 18.0
 Thailand 65 37.7 36.6 38.7
 East Timor 206 18.9 18.3 19.6
 Togo 195 19.8 19.5 20.1
 Tonga 175 23.0 22.5 23.4
 Trinidad and Tobago 75 36.0 35.6 36.6
 Tunisia 107 31.6 31.0 32.2
 Turkey 110 30.9 30.5 31.4
 Turkmenistan 140 27.9 27.5 28.4
 Turks and Caicos Islands 92 33.3 33.6 33.0
 Tuvalu 153 25.7 24.7 26.9
 Uganda 229 15.8 15.7 15.9
 Ukraine 48 40.6 37.4 43.7
 United Arab Emirates 115 30.3 32.1 25.0
 United Kingdom 50 40.5 39.3 41.7
 United States 61 38.1 36.8 39.4
 Uruguay 79 35.0 33.1 36.7
 Uzbekistan 129 28.6 28.0 29.2
 Vanuatu 181 22.0 21.6 22.4
 Venezuela 132 28.3 27.6 29.0
 Vietnam 112 30.5 29.4 31.7
 Virgin Islands 44 41.0 39.9 41.9
 Wallis and Futuna 101 32.2 31.3 33.4
West Bank Palestine (West Bank) 186 21.1 20.9 21.3
 Western Sahara 184 21.1 20.9 21.3
Flag of the United Nations.svgWorld 114 30.4 29.6 31.1
 Yemen 202 19.5 19.3 19.6
 Zambia 225 16.8 16.6 16.9
 Zimbabwe 191 20.0 19.6 20.4

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