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People > Median age > Total: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from People > Median age, which is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal 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. Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Uganda and Gaza Strip to 40 or more in several European countries and Japan. See the entry for "Age structure" for the importance of a young versus an older age structure and, by implication, a low versus a higher median age.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Monaco 50.5 years 2013
2 Japan 45.8 years 2013
3 Germany 45.7 years 2013
4 Hong Kong 44.5 years 2013
5 Italy 44.2 years 2013
=6 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 43.9 years 2013
=6 Austria 43.9 years 2013
8 Virgin Islands 43.5 years 2013
=9 Greece 43.2 years 2013
=9 San Marino 43.2 years 2013
=11 Isle of Man 43.1 years 2013
=11 Slovenia 43.1 years 2013
13 Finland 43 years 2013
=14 Guernsey 42.8 years 2013
=14 Belgium 42.8 years 2013
16 Bermuda 42.6 years 2013
17 Sweden 42.4 years 2013
18 Bulgaria 42.3 years 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 42.19 years 2013
Western Europe average (profile) 42.14 years 2013
19 Liechtenstein 42.1 years 2013
=20 Netherlands 41.8 years 2013
=20 Andorra 41.8 years 2013
=20 Croatia 41.8 years 2013
=20 Switzerland 41.8 years 2013
=24 Serbia 41.7 years 2013
=24 Saint Barthelemy 41.7 years 2013
26 Canada 41.5 years 2013
=27 Denmark 41.4 years 2013
=27 Czech Republic 41.4 years 2013
29 Spain 41.3 years 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 41.21 years 2013
30 Latvia 41.2 years 2013
European Union average (profile) 41.12 years 2013
31 Estonia 41 years 2013
=32 Hungary 40.8 years 2013
=32 Lithuania 40.8 years 2013
34 Portugal 40.7 years 2013
=35 France 40.6 years 2013
=35 Norway 40.6 years 2013
37 Malta 40.5 years 2013
38 Bosnia and Herzegovina 40.4 years 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 40.36 years 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 40.33 years 2013
=39 United Kingdom 40.3 years 2013
=39 Ukraine 40.3 years 2013
Southern Europe average (profile) 40.29 years 2013
41 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 40 years 2013
42 Jersey 39.9 years 2013
Europe average (profile) 39.77 years 2013
43 South Korea 39.7 years 2013
=44 Luxembourg 39.6 years 2013
=44 Georgia 39.6 years 2013
46 Cuba 39.5 years 2013
47 Romania 39.4 years 2013
48 Cayman Islands 39.3 years 2013
49 Belarus 39.2 years 2013
50 Poland 39.1 years 2013
=51 Saint Helena 38.8 years 2011
=51 Russia 38.8 years 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 38.77 years 2013
=53 Montenegro 38.7 years 2013
=53 Taiwan 38.7 years 2013
55 Aruba 38.6 years 2013
56 Slovakia 38.4 years 2013
57 Puerto Rico 38.2 years 2013
58 Australia 38.1 years 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 38.09 years 2013
59 Faroe Islands 37.6 years 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 37.57 years 2013
60 New Zealand 37.4 years 2013
61 Barbados 37.3 years 2013
=62 Macau 37.2 years 2013
=62 United States 37.2 years 2013
Tourist destinations average (profile) 36.72 years 2013
64 Republic of Macedonia 36.5 years 2013
65 China 36.3 years 2013
66 Iceland 36.2 years 2013
=67 Ireland 35.4 years 2013
=67 Moldova 35.4 years 2013
=67 Cyprus 35.4 years 2013
70 British Virgin Islands 35.3 years 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 35.16 years 2013
71 Thailand 35.1 years 2013
72 Uruguay 34.1 years 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 33.99 years 2013
=73 Anguilla 33.9 years 2013
=73 Trinidad and Tobago 33.9 years 2013
75 Gibraltar 33.8 years 2013
76 Cook Islands 33.7 years 2013
=77 Greenland 33.6 years 2013
=77 Singapore 33.6 years 2013
79 Mauritius 33.5 years 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 33.46 years 2013
80 Seychelles 33.4 years 2013
Densely populated countries average (profile) 33.34 years 2013
81 North Korea 33.2 years 2013
=82 Saint Kitts and Nevis 33 years 2013
=82 Chile 33 years 2013
=84 Palau 32.9 years 2013
=84 Armenia 32.9 years 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 32.89 years 2013
86 Qatar 32.4 years 2013
87 Saint Lucia 32.2 years 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 31.81 years 2013
88 Dominica 31.7 years 2013
89 Saint Martin 31.5 years 2013
=90 Bahrain 31.4 years 2013
=90 Turks and Caicos Islands 31.4 years 2013
=90 Sri Lanka 31.4 years 2013
93 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 31.3 years 2013
94 Albania 31.2 years 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 31.13 years 2013
95 Northern Mariana Islands 31.1 years 2013
=96 Argentina 31 years 2013
=96 Tunisia 31 years 2013
98 Lebanon 30.9 years 2013
=99 The Bahamas 30.8 years 2013
=99 Antigua and Barbuda 30.8 years 2013
=99 Montserrat 30.8 years 2013
102 New Caledonia 30.7 years 2013
=103 United Arab Emirates 30.3 years 2013
=103 Brazil 30.3 years 2013
105 French Polynesia 30.2 years 2013
106 Azerbaijan 29.8 years 2013
=107 Israel 29.7 years 2013
=107 Guam 29.7 years 2013
=109 Wallis and Futuna 29.6 years 2013
=109 Costa Rica 29.6 years 2013
111 Kazakhstan 29.5 years 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 29.45 years 2013
112 Grenada 29.3 years 2013
113 Turkey 29.2 years 2013
114 Brunei 29 years 2013
115 Indonesia 28.9 years 2013
116 Kuwait 28.8 years 2013
117 Vietnam 28.7 years 2013
118 Colombia 28.6 years 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 28.43 years 2013
119 Suriname 28.2 years 2013
120 Panama 28 years 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 27.95 years 2013
=121 American Samoa 27.8 years 2013
=121 Iran 27.8 years 2013
=123 Morocco 27.7 years 2013
=123 Mexico 27.7 years 2013
=125 Fiji 27.6 years 2013
=125 Burma 27.6 years 2013
=127 Malaysia 27.4 years 2013
=127 Kosovo 27.4 years 2013
129 Libya 27.1 years 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 27.07 years 2013
130 Algeria 27 years 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 26.93 years 2013
131 Mongolia 26.9 years 2013
132 Dominican Republic 26.8 years 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 26.74 years 2013
=133 Maldives 26.7 years 2013
=133 India 26.7 years 2013
=133 Peru 26.7 years 2013
=136 Uzbekistan 26.6 years 2013
=136 Venezuela 26.6 years 2013
=138 Ecuador 26.3 years 2013
=138 Paraguay 26.3 years 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 26.22 years 2013
140 Turkmenistan 26.2 years 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 26.11 years 2013
141 Saudi Arabia 26 years 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 25.72 years 2013
142 Bhutan 25.7 years 2013
143 South Africa 25.5 years 2013
144 Kyrgyzstan 25.4 years 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 25.22 years 2013
145 El Salvador 25.1 years 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 25.01 years 2013
146 Nauru 25 years 2013
147 Egypt 24.8 years 2013
148 Oman 24.7 years 2013
=149 Tuvalu 24.6 years 2013
=149 Jamaica 24.6 years 2013
151 Guyana 24.5 years 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 24.17 years 2013
152 Bangladesh 23.9 years 2013
=153 Cambodia 23.7 years 2013
=153 Nicaragua 23.7 years 2013
155 Cape Verde 23.5 years 2013
=156 Lesotho 23.4 years 2013
=156 Federated States of Micronesia 23.4 years 2013
158 Philippines 23.3 years 2013
South Asia average (profile) 23.28 years 2013
=159 Tajikistan 23.2 years 2013
=159 Kiribati 23.2 years 2013
161 Bolivia 23.1 years 2013
=162 Syria 22.7 years 2013
=162 Botswana 22.7 years 2013
=162 Samoa 22.7 years 2013
165 Jordan 22.6 years 2013
=166 Nepal 22.4 years 2013
=166 Marshall Islands 22.4 years 2013
=166 Djibouti 22.4 years 2013
=166 Namibia 22.4 years 2013
=170 Papua New Guinea 22.2 years 2013
=170 Pakistan 22.2 years 2013
172 West Bank 22 years 2013
173 Haiti 21.9 years 2013
174 Tonga 21.8 years 2013
=175 Laos 21.6 years 2013
=175 Honduras 21.6 years 2013
177 Belize 21.5 years 2013
=178 Solomon Islands 21.3 years 2013
=178 Iraq 21.3 years 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 21.19 years 2013
180 Vanuatu 20.8 years 2013
=181 Swaziland 20.7 years 2013
=181 Ghana 20.7 years 2013
=181 Guatemala 20.7 years 2013
184 Western Sahara 20.6 years 2013
185 Cote d'Ivoire 20 years 2013
186 The Gambia 19.9 years 2013
187 Mauritania 19.8 years 2013
=188 Cameroon 19.7 years 2013
=188 Guinea-Bissau 19.7 years 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 19.51 years 2013
=190 Zimbabwe 19.5 years 2013
=190 Togo 19.5 years 2013
192 Central African Republic 19.3 years 2013
193 Equatorial Guinea 19.2 years 2013
failed states average (profile) 19.04 years 2013
=194 Madagascar 19 years 2013
=194 Sierra Leone 19 years 2013
=194 Comoros 19 years 2013
=197 Sudan 18.9 years 2013
=197 Kenya 18.9 years 2013
=197 Eritrea 18.9 years 2013
200 Rwanda 18.7 years 2013
=201 Guinea 18.6 years 2013
=201 Gabon 18.6 years 2013
203 Yemen 18.5 years 2013
204 East Timor 18.4 years 2013
205 Senegal 18.2 years 2013
206 Gaza Strip 18.1 years 2013
=207 Liberia 17.9 years 2013
=207 Afghanistan 17.9 years 2013
=207 Nigeria 17.9 years 2013
=210 Somalia 17.7 years 2013
=210 Angola 17.7 years 2013
=210 Democratic Republic of the Congo 17.7 years 2013
=213 Sao Tome and Principe 17.6 years 2013
=213 Benin 17.6 years 2013
215 Ethiopia 17.5 years 2013
=216 Tanzania 17.3 years 2013
=216 Malawi 17.3 years 2013
=216 Mayotte 17.3 years 2010
219 Congo, Republic of the 17.1 years 2013
=220 Burkina Faso 17 years 2013
=220 Chad 17 years 2013
222 Burundi 16.9 years 2013
223 Mozambique 16.8 years 2013
224 Zambia 16.7 years 2013
225 South Sudan 16.6 years 2013
226 Mali 16 years 2013
227 Uganda 15.5 years 2013
228 Niger 15 years 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Median age > Total. 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/Median-age/Total

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