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People > Age structure > 65 years and over > 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 Monaco 22.8% 2008
2 Japan 21.6% 2008
=3 Italy 20% 2008
=3 Germany 20% 2008
5 Greece 19.1% 2008
6 Sweden 18.3% 2008
=7 Guernsey 17.9% 2008
=7 Spain 17.9% 2008
9 Austria 17.7% 2008
=10 Estonia 17.6% 2008
=10 Bulgaria 17.6% 2008
12 Belgium 17.5% 2008
13 Portugal 17.4% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 17.36% 2008
14 San Marino 17.2% 2008
15 European Union 17.1% 2008
16 Croatia 17% 2008
17 Latvia 16.9% 2008
=18 Finland 16.6% 2008
=18 Georgia 16.6% 2008
20 Gibraltar 16.5% 2008
=21 France 16.3% 2008
=21 Slovenia 16.3% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 16.26% 2008
European Union average (profile) 16.14% 2008
23 Ukraine 16.1% 2008
=24 Jersey 16% 2008
=24 United Kingdom 16% 2008
=24 Lithuania 16% 2008
=24 Switzerland 16% 2008
28 Norfolk Island 15.9% 2007
29 Denmark 15.7% 2008
30 Hungary 15.6% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 15.56% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.34% 2008
Europe average (profile) 15.15% 2008
31 Czech Republic 15.1% 2008
=32 Serbia and Montenegro 15% 2005
=32 Norway 15% 2008
34 Canada 14.9% 2008
=35 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14.7% 2008
=35 Luxembourg 14.7% 2008
=35 Romania 14.7% 2008
=35 Belarus 14.7% 2008
39 Netherlands 14.6% 2008
=40 Russia 14.1% 2008
=40 Faroe Islands 14.1% 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 13.91% 2008
42 Malta 13.9% 2008
43 Puerto Rico 13.5% 2008
44 Poland 13.4% 2008
=45 Liechtenstein 13.3% 2008
=45 Australia 13.3% 2008
=45 Uruguay 13.3% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 13.26% 2008
48 Hong Kong 13% 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 12.99% 2008
=49 Virgin Islands 12.8% 2008
=49 Bermuda 12.8% 2008
51 United States 12.7% 2008
52 New Zealand 12.6% 2008
53 Slovakia 12.3% 2008
=54 Andorra 12% 2008
=54 Cyprus 12% 2008
=54 Iceland 12% 2008
57 Ireland 11.8% 2008
58 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 11.3% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 11.2% 2008
59 Armenia 11% 2008
=60 Moldova 10.9% 2008
=60 Cuba 10.9% 2008
=62 Saint Helena 10.8% 2008
=62 Argentina 10.8% 2008
64 Martinique 10.6% 2006
Tourist destinations average (profile) 10.6% 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 10.57% 2008
=65 South Korea 10.5% 2008
=65 Taiwan 10.5% 2008
67 Aruba 10.4% 2008
68 Dominica 10.2% 2008
69 Israel 9.8% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 9.73% 2008
70 Albania 9.5% 2008
71 Netherlands Antilles 9.3% 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 9.23% 2008
=72 Trinidad and Tobago 9.2% 2008
=72 Guadeloupe 9.2% 2006
=74 Barbados 9% 2008
=74 Saint Lucia 9% 2008
=74 Cayman Islands 9% 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 8.98% 2008
=77 Chile 8.8% 2008
=77 North Korea 8.8% 2008
79 Singapore 8.7% 2008
80 Thailand 8.5% 2008
81 Kazakhstan 8.2% 2008
82 Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.1% 2008
83 China 8% 2008
84 Sri Lanka 7.9% 2008
85 Macau 7.7% 2008
86 Anguilla 7.6% 2008
=87 Jamaica 7.4% 2008
=87 Montserrat 7.4% 2008
=89 Lebanon 7.1% 2008
=89 New Caledonia 7.1% 2008
=89 Tunisia 7.1% 2008
=92 Turkey 7% 2008
=92 Guam 7% 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 6.98% 2008
94 Mauritius 6.9% 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 6.89% 2008
95 Azerbaijan 6.8% 2008
=96 Panama 6.7% 2008
=96 The Bahamas 6.7% 2008
=98 Greenland 6.6% 2008
=98 French Polynesia 6.6% 2008
=98 Antigua and Barbuda 6.6% 2008
=101 Cape Verde 6.5% 2008
=101 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6.5% 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 6.44% 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 6.35% 2008
=103 Suriname 6.3% 2008
=103 French Guiana 6.3% 2006
=103 Brazil 6.3% 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 6.21% 2008
106 Reunion 6.2% 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 6.18% 2008
=107 Mexico 6.1% 2008
=107 Seychelles 6.1% 2008
=107 Kyrgyzstan 6.1% 2008
110 Costa Rica 6% 2008
=111 Dominican Republic 5.8% 2008
=111 Indonesia 5.8% 2008
=111 Vietnam 5.8% 2008
=114 Samoa 5.6% 2008
=114 Peru 5.6% 2008
=114 British Virgin Islands 5.6% 2008
117 Colombia 5.5% 2008
=118 Iran 5.4% 2008
=118 Bhutan 5.4% 2008
=118 Guyana 5.4% 2008
=118 Burma 5.4% 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 5.38% 2008
122 South Africa 5.3% 2008
=123 Ecuador 5.2% 2008
=123 El Salvador 5.2% 2008
=123 Tuvalu 5.2% 2008
=123 Morocco 5.2% 2008
=123 India 5.2% 2008
=128 Venezuela 5.1% 2008
=128 Paraguay 5.1% 2008
=130 Uzbekistan 5% 2008
=130 Lesotho 5% 2008
=130 Tokelau 5% 2006
=130 Algeria 5% 2008
134 Malaysia 4.9% 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.89% 2008
135 Palau 4.8% 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 4.71% 2008
=136 Bolivia 4.7% 2008
=136 Egypt 4.7% 2008
138 Fiji 4.6% 2008
=139 Turkmenistan 4.3% 2008
=139 Tonga 4.3% 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4.21% 2008
=141 Libya 4.2% 2008
=141 Pakistan 4.2% 2008
=141 Equatorial Guinea 4.2% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 4.14% 2008
=144 Central African Republic 4.1% 2008
=144 Turks and Caicos Islands 4.1% 2008
=144 Philippines 4.1% 2008
=144 Jordan 4.1% 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 4.01% 2008
148 Papua New Guinea 4% 2008
=149 Vanuatu 3.9% 2008
=149 Maldives 3.9% 2008
=149 Zimbabwe 3.9% 2008
=149 Botswana 3.9% 2008
=149 Gabon 3.9% 2008
=149 Mongolia 3.9% 2008
=155 Bahrain 3.8% 2008
=155 American Samoa 3.8% 2008
=155 Nepal 3.8% 2008
=155 Namibia 3.8% 2008
=159 Tajikistan 3.7% 2008
=159 Guatemala 3.7% 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.68% 2008
=161 Swaziland 3.6% 2008
=161 Sao Tome and Principe 3.6% 2008
=161 Cambodia 3.6% 2008
=161 Ghana 3.6% 2008
=161 West Bank 3.6% 2008
=161 Djibouti 3.6% 2008
=167 Bangladesh 3.5% 2008
=167 Belize 3.5% 2008
=167 Eritrea 3.5% 2008
=167 Haiti 3.5% 2008
=167 Honduras 3.5% 2008
=172 Guinea 3.4% 2008
=172 Solomon Islands 3.4% 2008
=172 Kiribati 3.4% 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.33% 2008
=175 East Timor 3.3% 2008
=175 Syria 3.3% 2008
=175 Nicaragua 3.3% 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 3.27% 2008
=178 Cameroon 3.2% 2008
=178 Sierra Leone 3.2% 2008
=178 Brunei 3.2% 2008
=181 Madagascar 3.1% 2008
=181 Laos 3.1% 2008
=181 Mali 3.1% 2008
=181 Guinea-Bissau 3.1% 2008
failed states average (profile) 3.09% 2008
=185 Nigeria 3% 2008
=185 Senegal 3% 2008
=185 Iraq 3% 2008
=185 Grenada 3% 2008
=185 Comoros 3% 2008
=190 Federated States of Micronesia 2.9% 2008
=190 Chad 2.9% 2008
=190 Kuwait 2.9% 2008
=193 Liberia 2.8% 2008
=193 Tanzania 2.8% 2008
=193 Congo, Republic of the 2.8% 2008
=193 The Gambia 2.8% 2008
=193 Oman 2.8% 2008
=193 Cote d'Ivoire 2.8% 2008
=193 Mozambique 2.8% 2008
=193 Marshall Islands 2.8% 2008
=201 Ethiopia 2.7% 2008
=201 Gaza Strip 2.7% 2008
=201 Malawi 2.7% 2008
=201 Togo 2.7% 2008
=201 Angola 2.7% 2008
=206 Yemen 2.6% 2008
=206 Kenya 2.6% 2008
=206 Benin 2.6% 2008
=209 Burkina Faso 2.5% 2008
=209 Sudan 2.5% 2008
=209 Somalia 2.5% 2008
=209 Burundi 2.5% 2008
=209 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.5% 2008
=214 Afghanistan 2.4% 2008
=214 Rwanda 2.4% 2008
=214 Saudi Arabia 2.4% 2008
=214 Niger 2.4% 2008
=214 Zambia 2.4% 2008
219 Western Sahara 2.3% 2008
=220 Mauritania 2.2% 2008
=220 Uganda 2.2% 2008
222 Nauru 2.1% 2008
223 Mayotte 1.8% 2008
224 Northern Mariana Islands 1.7% 2008
225 Qatar 1.4% 2008
226 United Arab Emirates 0.9% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Age structure > 65 years and over > 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/65-years-and-over/From-total

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