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People > Age structure > 15-24 years: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from People > Age structure, which provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group as follows: 0-14 years (children), 15-24 years (early working age), 25-54 years (prime working age), 55-64 years (mature working age), 65 years and over (elderly). 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Maldives 24.2% 2013
2 Namibia 23.1% 2013
3 Nepal 22.6% 2013
=4 Zimbabwe 22.5% 2013
=4 Nicaragua 22.5% 2013
6 Swaziland 22.4% 2013
7 Guatemala 22.2% 2013
8 Djibouti 22% 2013
9 Afghanistan 21.9% 2013
=10 Botswana 21.8% 2013
=10 Cape Verde 21.8% 2013
=10 Jamaica 21.8% 2013
=10 West Bank 21.8% 2013
14 Pakistan 21.6% 2013
15 Haiti 21.5% 2013
=16 Laos 21.3% 2013
=16 Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.3% 2013
=18 Cambodia 21.2% 2013
=18 Uganda 21.2% 2013
=18 Kiribati 21.2% 2013
=18 Honduras 21.2% 2013
=22 Belize 21.1% 2013
=22 Uzbekistan 21.1% 2013
=22 The Gambia 21.1% 2013
=22 Yemen 21.1% 2013
=22 Mozambique 21.1% 2013
27 Cote d'Ivoire 21% 2013
=28 Gaza Strip 20.9% 2013
=28 American Samoa 20.9% 2013
=28 El Salvador 20.9% 2013
=28 Tuvalu 20.9% 2013
=32 Turkmenistan 20.8% 2013
=32 Syria 20.8% 2013
=32 Paraguay 20.8% 2013
35 Guyana 20.7% 2013
=36 Congo, Republic of the 20.6% 2013
=36 Madagascar 20.6% 2013
=36 Malawi 20.6% 2013
=36 South Africa 20.6% 2013
=36 Bhutan 20.6% 2013
failed states average (profile) 20.54% 2013
41 Senegal 20.5% 2013
=42 Tajikistan 20.4% 2013
=42 Federated States of Micronesia 20.4% 2013
=42 Chad 20.4% 2013
=45 Cameroon 20.3% 2013
=45 Gabon 20.3% 2013
=45 Angola 20.3% 2013
South Asia average (profile) 20.22% 2013
=48 Central African Republic 20.2% 2013
=48 Oman 20.2% 2013
=48 Lesotho 20.2% 2013
=48 Guinea-Bissau 20.2% 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 20.12% 2013
52 Samoa 20.1% 2013
=53 Burkina Faso 20% 2013
=53 Sudan 20% 2013
=53 Mauritania 20% 2013
=53 Eritrea 20% 2013
=53 Solomon Islands 20% 2013
=53 Togo 20% 2013
=53 Zambia 20% 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 19.97% 2013
=60 Ethiopia 19.9% 2013
=60 Jordan 19.9% 2013
=60 Bolivia 19.9% 2013
=60 Benin 19.9% 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 19.85% 2013
64 Iran 19.8% 2013
=65 East Timor 19.7% 2013
=65 Vanuatu 19.7% 2013
=65 Western Sahara 19.7% 2013
=65 Burundi 19.7% 2013
=65 South Sudan 19.7% 2013
=70 Sao Tome and Principe 19.6% 2013
=70 Saudi Arabia 19.6% 2013
=70 Albania 19.6% 2013
=70 Iraq 19.6% 2013
74 Papua New Guinea 19.5% 2013
=75 Tanzania 19.4% 2013
=75 Guinea 19.4% 2013
=75 Equatorial Guinea 19.4% 2013
=75 Peru 19.4% 2013
=75 Kyrgyzstan 19.4% 2013
80 Nigeria 19.3% 2013
81 Tonga 19.2% 2013
=82 Rwanda 19.1% 2013
=82 Philippines 19.1% 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 19.01% 2013
=84 Sierra Leone 19% 2013
=84 Mongolia 19% 2013
=84 Mali 19% 2013
87 Somalia 18.9% 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 18.8% 2013
=88 Bangladesh 18.8% 2013
=88 Venezuela 18.8% 2013
=88 Ghana 18.8% 2013
=88 Kenya 18.8% 2013
=92 Ecuador 18.7% 2013
=92 Comoros 18.7% 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 18.67% 2013
=94 Libya 18.6% 2013
=94 Burma 18.6% 2013
=96 Dominican Republic 18.5% 2013
=96 Kosovo 18.5% 2013
98 Vietnam 18.4% 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 18.33% 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 18.32% 2013
99 Azerbaijan 18.3% 2013
=100 Colombia 18.2% 2013
=100 India 18.2% 2013
=100 Niger 18.2% 2013
=100 Singapore 18.2% 2013
=104 Wallis and Futuna 18.1% 2013
=104 Mexico 18.1% 2013
=104 Cook Islands 18.1% 2013
=104 Algeria 18.1% 2013
=108 Morocco 18% 2013
=108 Egypt 18% 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 17.93% 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 17.91% 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 17.82% 2013
=110 Liberia 17.8% 2013
=110 Costa Rica 17.8% 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 17.78% 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 17.73% 2013
112 Armenia 17.7% 2013
=113 Nauru 17.6% 2013
=113 Palau 17.6% 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 17.55% 2013
=115 Lebanon 17.5% 2013
=115 Suriname 17.5% 2013
=115 The Bahamas 17.5% 2013
=115 Brunei 17.5% 2013
=115 Marshall Islands 17.5% 2013
=120 Panama 17.4% 2013
=120 Fiji 17.4% 2013
122 Dominica 17.2% 2013
=123 Indonesia 17.1% 2013
=123 French Polynesia 17.1% 2013
=123 Grenada 17.1% 2013
=123 New Caledonia 17.1% 2013
=127 Turkey 17% 2013
=127 Malaysia 17% 2013
=127 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 17% 2013
=130 Guam 16.9% 2013
=130 Saint Lucia 16.9% 2013
=130 Kazakhstan 16.9% 2013
133 Greenland 16.8% 2013
=134 Brazil 16.7% 2013
=134 Antigua and Barbuda 16.7% 2013
136 Chile 16.6% 2013
137 Tunisia 16.5% 2013
=138 Gibraltar 16.4% 2013
=138 North Korea 16.4% 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 16.37% 2013
140 Uruguay 16% 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 15.98% 2013
141 Bahrain 15.9% 2013
=142 Argentina 15.8% 2013
=142 Cyprus 15.8% 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 15.75% 2013
=144 Mauritius 15.7% 2013
=144 Israel 15.7% 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 15.66% 2013
=146 Saint Kitts and Nevis 15.6% 2013
=146 Faroe Islands 15.6% 2013
Densely populated countries average (profile) 15.52% 2013
=148 China 15.4% 2013
=148 Kuwait 15.4% 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 15.37% 2013
=150 Thailand 15.1% 2013
=150 Sri Lanka 15.1% 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 15.04% 2013
=152 Turks and Caicos Islands 15% 2013
=152 Moldova 15% 2013
=154 Jersey 14.9% 2013
=154 Northern Mariana Islands 14.9% 2013
156 British Virgin Islands 14.8% 2013
=157 Puerto Rico 14.6% 2013
=157 Seychelles 14.6% 2013
=157 Iceland 14.6% 2013
160 Macau 14.5% 2013
=161 Anguilla 14.3% 2013
=161 Republic of Macedonia 14.3% 2013
163 New Zealand 14.1% 2013
Tourist destinations average (profile) 14.04% 2013
164 Georgia 14% 2013
=165 Qatar 13.9% 2013
=165 Cuba 13.9% 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 13.88% 2013
=167 Barbados 13.8% 2013
=167 United Arab Emirates 13.8% 2013
=169 Taiwan 13.7% 2013
=169 United States 13.7% 2013
=171 South Korea 13.6% 2013
=171 Trinidad and Tobago 13.6% 2013
=171 Aruba 13.6% 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 13.52% 2013
174 Montserrat 13.5% 2013
=175 Norway 13.4% 2013
=175 Australia 13.4% 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 13.4% 2013
=177 Bosnia and Herzegovina 13% 2013
=177 Denmark 13% 2013
=177 Lithuania 13% 2013
=180 Canada 12.9% 2013
=180 Cayman Islands 12.9% 2013
=180 Sweden 12.9% 2013
=180 Malta 12.9% 2013
184 United Kingdom 12.8% 2013
Europe average (profile) 12.66% 2013
=185 Slovakia 12.6% 2013
=185 Luxembourg 12.6% 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 12.34% 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 12.33% 2013
=187 Finland 12.3% 2013
=187 Bermuda 12.3% 2013
=187 Belarus 12.3% 2013
=187 Poland 12.3% 2013
=191 Netherlands 12.2% 2013
=191 Croatia 12.2% 2013
=193 Guernsey 12.1% 2013
=193 Ukraine 12.1% 2013
Southern Europe average (profile) 12.06% 2013
195 Ireland 12% 2013
=196 France 11.9% 2013
=196 Isle of Man 11.9% 2013
=196 Estonia 11.9% 2013
=196 Hungary 11.9% 2013
=196 Serbia 11.9% 2013
=196 Latvia 11.9% 2013
European Union average (profile) 11.9% 2013
=202 Romania 11.8% 2013
=202 Austria 11.8% 2013
=202 Belgium 11.8% 2013
Western Europe average (profile) 11.77% 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 11.76% 2013
=205 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 11.7% 2013
=205 Liechtenstein 11.7% 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 11.67% 2013
207 Switzerland 11.6% 2013
208 Russia 11.5% 2013
=209 Montenegro 11.4% 2013
=209 Portugal 11.4% 2013
211 Czech Republic 11.1% 2013
212 Saint Martin 11% 2013
213 Germany 10.8% 2013
214 Hong Kong 10.7% 2013
=215 Virgin Islands 10.6% 2013
=215 San Marino 10.6% 2013
217 Bulgaria 10.5% 2013
218 Slovenia 10.3% 2013
219 Italy 9.9% 2013
220 Greece 9.8% 2013
=221 Spain 9.7% 2013
=221 Japan 9.7% 2013
223 Monaco 9.4% 2013
224 Andorra 9.1% 2013
225 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 8.5% 2013
226 Saint Barthelemy 6.8% 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Age structure > 15-24 years. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Age-structure/15--24-years

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