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People > Age structure > 0-14 years > From total: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Uganda 50% 2008
2 Mali 48.2% 2008
=3 Sao Tome and Principe 47.1% 2008
=3 Democratic Republic of the Congo 47.1% 2008
=5 Chad 47% 2008
=5 Niger 47% 2008
=7 Burkina Faso 46.3% 2008
=7 Burundi 46.3% 2008
9 Yemen 46.2% 2008
10 Congo, Republic of the 46.1% 2008
=11 Ethiopia 46% 2008
=11 Malawi 46% 2008
=13 Benin 45.5% 2008
=13 Mayotte 45.5% 2008
15 Zambia 45.4% 2008
16 Mauritania 45.3% 2008
17 Western Sahara 45.1% 2008
=18 Gaza Strip 44.7% 2008
=18 Somalia 44.7% 2008
=20 Afghanistan 44.6% 2008
=20 Sierra Leone 44.6% 2008
22 Mozambique 44.5% 2008
23 Liberia 44% 2008
=24 Zimbabwe 43.9% 2008
=24 The Gambia 43.9% 2008
26 Madagascar 43.7% 2008
27 Angola 43.6% 2008
28 Tanzania 43.5% 2008
29 Djibouti 43.3% 2008
30 Eritrea 43% 2008
31 Guinea 42.9% 2008
failed states average (profile) 42.75% 2008
32 Oman 42.7% 2008
33 Comoros 42.4% 2008
34 Kenya 42.2% 2008
35 Gabon 42.1% 2008
=36 Equatorial Guinea 42% 2008
=36 Tokelau 42% 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 41.96% 2008
=38 Rwanda 41.9% 2008
=38 Senegal 41.9% 2008
40 Haiti 41.8% 2008
=41 Nigeria 41.7% 2008
=41 Togo 41.7% 2008
43 Central African Republic 41.3% 2008
=44 Cameroon 41.1% 2008
=44 Sudan 41.1% 2008
=46 Laos 41% 2008
=46 Guinea-Bissau 41% 2008
48 Cote d'Ivoire 40.9% 2008
=49 Guatemala 40.1% 2008
=49 Solomon Islands 40.1% 2008
51 Swaziland 39.9% 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 39.46% 2008
52 Iraq 39.2% 2008
53 Honduras 38.7% 2008
54 Marshall Islands 38.5% 2008
55 Belize 38.4% 2008
=56 Nepal 38% 2008
=56 Saudi Arabia 38% 2008
=56 West Bank 38% 2008
=59 Samoa 37.9% 2008
=59 Kiribati 37.9% 2008
=61 Ghana 37.8% 2008
=61 Pakistan 37.8% 2008
63 Papua New Guinea 37.3% 2008
64 Paraguay 36.9% 2008
65 Namibia 36.7% 2008
66 Syria 36.2% 2008
67 Cape Verde 36.1% 2008
68 El Salvador 35.8% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 35.62% 2008
=69 Nauru 35.5% 2008
=69 Philippines 35.5% 2008
=71 Lesotho 35.3% 2008
=71 Federated States of Micronesia 35.3% 2008
73 Botswana 35.2% 2008
74 East Timor 35.1% 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 34.64% 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 34.62% 2008
=75 Tajikistan 34.6% 2008
=75 Nicaragua 34.6% 2008
77 American Samoa 34.4% 2008
78 Turkmenistan 34.2% 2008
79 Tonga 33.7% 2008
80 Bolivia 33.5% 2008
81 Bangladesh 33.4% 2008
=82 Libya 33.2% 2008
=82 Cambodia 33.2% 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 32.61% 2008
84 Grenada 32.4% 2008
85 Jordan 32.2% 2008
86 Ecuador 32.1% 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 32.01% 2008
87 Jamaica 32% 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 31.81% 2008
=88 Dominican Republic 31.8% 2008
=88 Malaysia 31.8% 2008
=88 Egypt 31.8% 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 31.75% 2008
91 India 31.5% 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 31.41% 2008
92 Vanuatu 31.3% 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 31.29% 2008
93 Venezuela 31% 2008
94 Bhutan 30.8% 2008
95 Turks and Caicos Islands 30.7% 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 30.62% 2008
96 Fiji 30.6% 2008
97 Morocco 30.5% 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 30.32% 2008
98 Kyrgyzstan 29.9% 2008
99 Reunion 29.8% 2006
100 Peru 29.7% 2008
=101 Panama 29.6% 2008
=101 Mexico 29.6% 2008
=103 Tuvalu 29.4% 2008
=103 Colombia 29.4% 2008
105 South Africa 29.2% 2008
106 Uzbekistan 29% 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 28.95% 2008
107 French Guiana 28.9% 2006
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 28.51% 2008
=108 Indonesia 28.4% 2008
=108 Mongolia 28.4% 2008
110 Guam 28.2% 2008
111 Israel 28% 2008
112 Montserrat 27.8% 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 27.71% 2008
113 Suriname 27.5% 2008
114 New Caledonia 27.3% 2008
=115 Costa Rica 27.2% 2008
=115 Brunei 27.2% 2008
=115 Antigua and Barbuda 27.2% 2008
118 Brazil 27% 2008
119 Saint Kitts and Nevis 26.7% 2008
120 Kuwait 26.6% 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 26.44% 2008
=121 Bahrain 26.4% 2008
=121 The Bahamas 26.4% 2008
123 Algeria 26.3% 2008
124 Lebanon 26% 2008
125 Guyana 25.9% 2008
=126 Palau 25.8% 2008
=126 Argentina 25.8% 2008
128 Burma 25.7% 2008
129 Vietnam 25.6% 2008
130 Saint Lucia 25.2% 2008
131 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 25.1% 2008
132 Seychelles 24.9% 2008
=133 Anguilla 24.8% 2008
=133 French Polynesia 24.8% 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 24.78% 2008
135 Dominica 24.7% 2008
136 Azerbaijan 24.6% 2008
137 Turkey 24.4% 2008
138 Sri Lanka 24.1% 2008
=139 Guadeloupe 23.6% 2006
=139 Albania 23.6% 2008
=139 Chile 23.6% 2008
=142 Maldives 23.5% 2008
=142 Greenland 23.5% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 23.48% 2008
=144 Netherlands Antilles 23.2% 2008
=144 Tunisia 23.2% 2008
146 Mauritius 23% 2008
147 North Korea 22.9% 2008
148 Uruguay 22.7% 2008
149 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 22.4% 2008
150 Iran 22.3% 2008
=151 Martinique 22.1% 2006
=151 Kazakhstan 22.1% 2008
153 Faroe Islands 21.9% 2008
154 Qatar 21.8% 2008
155 Thailand 21.2% 2008
=156 Virgin Islands 21% 2008
=156 Iceland 21% 2008
=158 Ireland 20.9% 2008
=158 New Zealand 20.9% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 20.76% 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 20.51% 2008
=160 United Arab Emirates 20.5% 2008
=160 Puerto Rico 20.5% 2008
162 Norfolk Island 20.2% 2007
=163 China 20.1% 2008
=163 United States 20.1% 2008
165 British Virgin Islands 20% 2008
166 Cayman Islands 19.9% 2008
167 Cyprus 19.5% 2008
168 Aruba 19.4% 2008
169 Barbados 19.3% 2008
170 Trinidad and Tobago 19% 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 18.91% 2008
=171 Norway 18.8% 2008
=171 Australia 18.8% 2008
173 Armenia 18.7% 2008
=174 France 18.6% 2008
=174 Luxembourg 18.6% 2008
=176 Saint Helena 18.5% 2008
=176 Cuba 18.5% 2008
=178 Denmark 18.4% 2008
=178 Northern Mariana Islands 18.4% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 18.22% 2008
180 Serbia and Montenegro 18.1% 2005
181 Bermuda 18% 2008
182 Netherlands 17.6% 2008
183 South Korea 17.4% 2008
184 Taiwan 17.3% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 17.26% 2008
=185 Liechtenstein 16.9% 2008
=185 Gibraltar 16.9% 2008
=185 United Kingdom 16.9% 2008
188 San Marino 16.8% 2008
=189 Jersey 16.6% 2008
=189 Finland 16.6% 2008
Europe average (profile) 16.58% 2008
191 Macau 16.5% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 16.48% 2008
=192 Portugal 16.4% 2008
=192 Malta 16.4% 2008
=194 Canada 16.3% 2008
=194 Georgia 16.3% 2008
=194 Moldova 16.3% 2008
=194 Belgium 16.3% 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 16.25% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 16.14% 2008
198 Slovakia 16.1% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 16.1% 2008
199 Sweden 16% 2008
European Union average (profile) 15.89% 2008
=200 Croatia 15.8% 2008
=200 Switzerland 15.8% 2008
202 European Union 15.7% 2008
203 Romania 15.6% 2008
204 Andorra 15.5% 2008
=205 Hungary 15.2% 2008
=205 Poland 15.2% 2008
207 Estonia 14.9% 2008
=208 Monaco 14.8% 2008
=208 Austria 14.8% 2008
=208 Singapore 14.8% 2008
211 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14.7% 2008
=212 Guernsey 14.6% 2008
=212 Russia 14.6% 2008
214 Lithuania 14.5% 2008
=215 Spain 14.4% 2008
=215 Belarus 14.4% 2008
217 Greece 14.3% 2008
218 Ukraine 13.9% 2008
=219 Czech Republic 13.8% 2008
=219 Bulgaria 13.8% 2008
=219 Germany 13.8% 2008
222 Japan 13.7% 2008
=223 Italy 13.6% 2008
=223 Slovenia 13.6% 2008
225 Latvia 13.4% 2008
226 Hong Kong 12.6% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Age structure > 0-14 years > From total. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Age-structure/0--14-years/From-total

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Interesting observations about People > Age structure > 0-14 years > From total

  • Uganda ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • Mali ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • Israel ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst High income OECD countries in 2008.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked second for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • Ireland ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst European Union in 2008.
  • Azerbaijan ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst Europe in 2008.
  • Nepal ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst Cold countries in 2008.
  • Burundi ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst Catholic countries in 2008.
  • Pakistan ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • Haiti ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2008.
  • Turkey ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years > from total amongst NATO countries in 2008.
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