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People > Age structure > 15-64 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Northern Mariana Islands 79.9% 2008
2 United Arab Emirates 78.6% 2008
3 Qatar 76.8% 2008
4 Singapore 76.5% 2008
5 Macau 75.8% 2008
=6 Hong Kong 74.4% 2008
=6 British Virgin Islands 74.4% 2008
8 Moldova 72.9% 2008
9 Maldives 72.7% 2008
10 Andorra 72.5% 2008
=11 Taiwan 72.3% 2008
=11 Iran 72.3% 2008
13 South Korea 72% 2008
14 China 71.9% 2008
15 Trinidad and Tobago 71.8% 2008
=16 Slovakia 71.7% 2008
=16 Barbados 71.7% 2008
18 Poland 71.4% 2008
=19 Czech Republic 71.2% 2008
=19 Russia 71.2% 2008
21 Cayman Islands 71.1% 2008
22 Belarus 70.9% 2008
23 Saint Helena 70.7% 2008
=24 Bosnia and Herzegovina 70.6% 2008
=24 Kuwait 70.6% 2008
26 Cuba 70.5% 2008
=27 Thailand 70.3% 2008
=27 Aruba 70.3% 2008
=27 Armenia 70.3% 2008
=30 Mauritius 70.1% 2008
=30 Slovenia 70.1% 2008
32 Ukraine 70% 2008
33 Greenland 69.9% 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 69.86% 2008
=34 Bahrain 69.8% 2008
=34 Liechtenstein 69.8% 2008
=36 Romania 69.7% 2008
=36 Latvia 69.7% 2008
=36 Malta 69.7% 2008
=36 Tunisia 69.7% 2008
=40 Brunei 69.6% 2008
=40 Kazakhstan 69.6% 2008
42 Lithuania 69.5% 2008
43 Palau 69.4% 2008
44 Hungary 69.3% 2008
=45 Bermuda 69.1% 2008
=45 Seychelles 69.1% 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 68.9% 2008
47 Burma 68.9% 2008
48 Canada 68.8% 2008
=49 Algeria 68.7% 2008
=49 Guyana 68.7% 2008
=51 Turkey 68.6% 2008
=51 Azerbaijan 68.6% 2008
=51 Vietnam 68.6% 2008
=51 Bulgaria 68.6% 2008
=51 French Polynesia 68.6% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 68.52% 2008
56 Cyprus 68.5% 2008
57 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 68.4% 2008
Europe average (profile) 68.27% 2008
=58 Switzerland 68.2% 2008
=58 North Korea 68.2% 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 68.09% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 68.03% 2008
60 Sri Lanka 68% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 67.97% 2008
European Union average (profile) 67.97% 2008
61 Australia 67.9% 2008
62 Netherlands 67.8% 2008
63 Mongolia 67.7% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 67.64% 2008
=64 Anguilla 67.6% 2008
=64 Spain 67.6% 2008
=64 Chile 67.6% 2008
=67 Jersey 67.5% 2008
=67 Netherlands Antilles 67.5% 2008
=67 Guernsey 67.5% 2008
=67 Estonia 67.5% 2008
=67 Austria 67.5% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 67.39% 2008
=72 Ireland 67.3% 2008
=72 Martinique 67.3% 2006
=74 European Union 67.2% 2008
=74 Croatia 67.2% 2008
=76 Georgia 67.1% 2008
=76 Guadeloupe 67.1% 2006
=76 United Kingdom 67.1% 2008
=76 United States 67.1% 2008
80 Iceland 67% 2008
=81 Serbia and Montenegro 66.9% 2005
=81 The Bahamas 66.9% 2008
=81 Albania 66.9% 2008
=84 Finland 66.8% 2008
=84 Costa Rica 66.8% 2008
=84 Lebanon 66.8% 2008
=84 Brazil 66.8% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 66.79% 2008
=88 Luxembourg 66.6% 2008
=88 Gibraltar 66.6% 2008
=88 Greece 66.6% 2008
91 New Zealand 66.5% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 66.49% 2008
=92 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 66.3% 2008
=92 Italy 66.3% 2008
=92 Belgium 66.3% 2008
=92 Antigua and Barbuda 66.3% 2008
=96 Norway 66.2% 2008
=96 Virgin Islands 66.2% 2008
=96 Portugal 66.2% 2008
=96 Suriname 66.2% 2008
=96 Germany 66.2% 2008
=101 Uzbekistan 66% 2008
=101 San Marino 66% 2008
=101 Puerto Rico 66% 2008
104 Denmark 65.9% 2008
105 Saint Lucia 65.8% 2008
106 Indonesia 65.7% 2008
=107 Sweden 65.6% 2008
=107 New Caledonia 65.6% 2008
109 South Africa 65.5% 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 65.43% 2008
110 Tuvalu 65.4% 2008
111 Saint Kitts and Nevis 65.3% 2008
=112 France 65.2% 2008
=112 Turks and Caicos Islands 65.2% 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 65.18% 2008
=114 Dominica 65.1% 2008
=114 Colombia 65.1% 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 64.83% 2008
=116 Vanuatu 64.8% 2008
=116 Fiji 64.8% 2008
=116 French Guiana 64.8% 2006
=116 Guam 64.8% 2008
=116 Montserrat 64.8% 2008
=121 Peru 64.7% 2008
=121 Japan 64.7% 2008
=121 Grenada 64.7% 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 64.65% 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 64.6% 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 64.33% 2008
=124 Morocco 64.3% 2008
=124 Mexico 64.3% 2008
=126 Faroe Islands 64% 2008
=126 Uruguay 64% 2008
=126 Reunion 64% 2006
=126 Kyrgyzstan 64% 2008
130 Norfolk Island 63.9% 2007
=131 Panama 63.8% 2008
=131 Venezuela 63.8% 2008
=133 Jordan 63.7% 2008
=133 Bhutan 63.7% 2008
=135 Argentina 63.5% 2008
=135 Egypt 63.5% 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 63.32% 2008
=137 Malaysia 63.3% 2008
=137 India 63.3% 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 63.29% 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 63.26% 2008
139 Cambodia 63.2% 2008
140 Bangladesh 63.1% 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 62.89% 2008
141 Ecuador 62.7% 2008
142 Libya 62.6% 2008
143 Nauru 62.5% 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 62.41% 2008
=144 Monaco 62.4% 2008
=144 Dominican Republic 62.4% 2008
146 Israel 62.2% 2008
147 Nicaragua 62.1% 2008
148 Tonga 62% 2008
=149 American Samoa 61.8% 2008
=149 Bolivia 61.8% 2008
=149 Federated States of Micronesia 61.8% 2008
152 Tajikistan 61.7% 2008
153 East Timor 61.6% 2008
154 Turkmenistan 61.5% 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 61.37% 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 61.03% 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 61.02% 2008
155 Botswana 60.9% 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 60.66% 2008
156 Jamaica 60.6% 2008
157 Syria 60.5% 2008
158 Philippines 60.4% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 60.22% 2008
159 Lesotho 59.8% 2008
=160 Saudi Arabia 59.5% 2008
=160 Namibia 59.5% 2008
162 El Salvador 59% 2008
=163 Papua New Guinea 58.7% 2008
=163 Ghana 58.7% 2008
=163 Kiribati 58.7% 2008
166 Marshall Islands 58.6% 2008
167 West Bank 58.3% 2008
168 Nepal 58.2% 2008
169 Belize 58.1% 2008
170 Pakistan 58% 2008
=171 Paraguay 57.9% 2008
=171 Iraq 57.9% 2008
173 Honduras 57.8% 2008
174 Cape Verde 57.4% 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 56.85% 2008
=175 Swaziland 56.5% 2008
=175 Samoa 56.5% 2008
=175 Solomon Islands 56.5% 2008
178 Sudan 56.4% 2008
179 Cote d'Ivoire 56.3% 2008
180 Guatemala 56.2% 2008
=181 Laos 55.9% 2008
=181 Guinea-Bissau 55.9% 2008
=183 Cameroon 55.7% 2008
=183 Rwanda 55.7% 2008
185 Togo 55.6% 2008
186 Nigeria 55.3% 2008
187 Kenya 55.2% 2008
188 Senegal 55.1% 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 54.72% 2008
189 Haiti 54.7% 2008
=190 Central African Republic 54.6% 2008
=190 Comoros 54.6% 2008
192 Oman 54.5% 2008
failed states average (profile) 54.17% 2008
193 Gabon 53.9% 2008
194 Equatorial Guinea 53.8% 2008
=195 Tanzania 53.7% 2008
=195 Guinea 53.7% 2008
197 Angola 53.6% 2008
=198 The Gambia 53.4% 2008
=198 Eritrea 53.4% 2008
200 Liberia 53.3% 2008
201 Madagascar 53.2% 2008
202 Djibouti 53.1% 2008
=203 Afghanistan 53% 2008
=203 Tokelau 53% 2006
205 Somalia 52.8% 2008
=206 Gaza Strip 52.7% 2008
=206 Mozambique 52.7% 2008
=206 Mayotte 52.7% 2008
209 Western Sahara 52.6% 2008
210 Mauritania 52.5% 2008
=211 Zimbabwe 52.3% 2008
=211 Zambia 52.3% 2008
213 Sierra Leone 52.2% 2008
214 Benin 51.9% 2008
=215 Ethiopia 51.4% 2008
=215 Malawi 51.4% 2008
=217 Yemen 51.2% 2008
=217 Burundi 51.2% 2008
219 Burkina Faso 51.1% 2008
220 Congo, Republic of the 51% 2008
221 Niger 50.6% 2008
222 Democratic Republic of the Congo 50.4% 2008
223 Chad 50.1% 2008
224 Sao Tome and Principe 49.3% 2008
225 Mali 48.7% 2008
226 Uganda 47.8% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Age structure > 15-64 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/15--64-years/From-total

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