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People > Sex ratio > 65 years and over: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United Arab Emirates 1.77 male(s)/female 2013
2 Montserrat 1.55 male(s)/female 2013
3 Qatar 1.5 male(s)/female 2013
4 Sudan 1.24 male(s)/female 2013
5 Papua New Guinea 1.14 male(s)/female 2013
6 Bhutan 1.11 male(s)/female 2013
7 Greenland 1.1 male(s)/female 2013
8 Saudi Arabia 1.08 male(s)/female 2013
9 Vanuatu 1.07 male(s)/female 2013
10 Mayotte 1.05 male(s)/female 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.04 male(s)/female 2013
=11 Libya 1.04 male(s)/female 2013
=11 French Guiana 1.04 male(s)/female 2006
=13 Oman 1.03 male(s)/female 2013
=13 Niger 1.03 male(s)/female 2013
=15 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 1.01 male(s)/female 2013
=15 Liberia 1.01 male(s)/female 2013
=15 Mali 1.01 male(s)/female 2013
=18 Andorra 1 male(s)/female 2013
=18 Saint Barthelemy 1 male(s)/female 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.991 male(s)/female 2013
20 Lesotho 0.99 male(s)/female 2013
=21 East Timor 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
=21 Bangladesh 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
=21 Anguilla 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
=21 Cote d'Ivoire 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
=21 Cook Islands 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
=21 Kuwait 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
=21 Tunisia 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
=28 Gibraltar 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
=28 Jordan 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
=28 Solomon Islands 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
=28 British Virgin Islands 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
=28 Brunei 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
=28 Marshall Islands 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
=28 French Polynesia 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
South Asia average (profile) 0.948 male(s)/female 2013
=35 Saint Helena 0.94 male(s)/female 2011
=35 Maldives 0.94 male(s)/female 2013
37 Faroe Islands 0.93 male(s)/female 2013
=38 Ecuador 0.92 male(s)/female 2013
=38 China 0.92 male(s)/female 2013
=38 Comoros 0.92 male(s)/female 2013
=41 Bahrain 0.91 male(s)/female 2013
=41 India 0.91 male(s)/female 2013
=41 Northern Mariana Islands 0.91 male(s)/female 2013
=44 Belize 0.9 male(s)/female 2013
=44 The Gambia 0.9 male(s)/female 2013
=44 Yemen 0.9 male(s)/female 2013
=44 Peru 0.9 male(s)/female 2013
=44 Cayman Islands 0.9 male(s)/female 2013
=49 Wallis and Futuna 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
=49 Malaysia 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
=49 Taiwan 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
=49 Pakistan 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
=49 Albania 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
=49 Iran 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 0.888 male(s)/female 2013
=55 Hong Kong 0.88 male(s)/female 2013
=55 Ghana 0.88 male(s)/female 2013
=55 Macau 0.88 male(s)/female 2013
=58 Afghanistan 0.87 male(s)/female 2013
=58 Nepal 0.87 male(s)/female 2013
=58 Paraguay 0.87 male(s)/female 2013
=58 Guatemala 0.87 male(s)/female 2013
=58 Iraq 0.87 male(s)/female 2013
=63 Dominican Republic 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
=63 Panama 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
=63 Costa Rica 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
=63 American Samoa 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
=63 Lebanon 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
=63 Tonga 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
=63 Angola 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.859 male(s)/female 2013
=70 Isle of Man 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=70 Nigeria 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=70 Australia 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=70 Fiji 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=70 Senegal 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=70 Syria 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=70 New Zealand 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=70 Mozambique 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=70 Iceland 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=79 Cameroon 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
=79 Turkey 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
=79 Ireland 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
=79 Sao Tome and Principe 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
=79 Guam 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
=79 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
=79 Algeria 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 0.833 male(s)/female 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 0.832 male(s)/female 2013
=86 Ethiopia 0.83 male(s)/female 2013
=86 Madagascar 0.83 male(s)/female 2013
=86 Virgin Islands 0.83 male(s)/female 2013
=86 Saint Lucia 0.83 male(s)/female 2013
=86 Grenada 0.83 male(s)/female 2013
=86 Nicaragua 0.83 male(s)/female 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.823 male(s)/female 2013
=92 Thailand 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
=92 Morocco 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
=92 Martinique 0.82 male(s)/female 2006
=92 Laos 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
=92 Cuba 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
=92 Egypt 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
=92 Djibouti 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
=92 Singapore 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
failed states average (profile) 0.818 male(s)/female 2013
=100 Monaco 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
=100 Liechtenstein 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
=100 Saint Martin 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
=100 Guernsey 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
=100 Mexico 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
=100 Jamaica 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
=100 Sweden 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
=100 New Caledonia 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 0.805 male(s)/female 2013
Tourist destinations average (profile) 0.805 male(s)/female 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.802 male(s)/female 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.802 male(s)/female 2013
Densely populated countries average (profile) 0.802 male(s)/female 2013
=108 Netherlands 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
=108 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
=108 El Salvador 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
=108 Denmark 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
=108 United Kingdom 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
=108 San Marino 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
=108 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
=108 Uganda 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
=108 Haiti 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 0.799 male(s)/female 2013
Western Europe average (profile) 0.792 male(s)/female 2013
=117 Canada 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
=117 Guinea 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
=117 Venezuela 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
=117 Bolivia 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
=117 Kenya 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
=117 Eritrea 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
=117 Malta 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
=117 Honduras 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 0.789 male(s)/female 2013
Southern Europe average (profile) 0.782 male(s)/female 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 0.782 male(s)/female 2013
=125 Nauru 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=125 Norway 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=125 Indonesia 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=125 Sierra Leone 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=125 Israel 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=125 Greece 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=125 Samoa 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=125 Western Sahara 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=125 Namibia 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.772 male(s)/female 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 0.771 male(s)/female 2013
=134 Turkmenistan 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=134 Dominica 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=134 Suriname 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=134 Cyprus 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=134 Mongolia 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=134 Federated States of Micronesia 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=134 Togo 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=134 United States 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=134 Puerto Rico 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=134 Burma 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.766 male(s)/female 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 0.762 male(s)/female 2013
=144 Tanzania 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
=144 Philippines 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
=144 Trinidad and Tobago 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
=144 Japan 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
=144 Switzerland 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
=144 Antigua and Barbuda 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
=144 Germany 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 0.755 male(s)/female 2013
=151 Serbia and Montenegro 0.75 male(s)/female 2005
=151 Malawi 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
=151 Uzbekistan 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
=151 Republic of Macedonia 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
=151 Equatorial Guinea 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
=151 Zambia 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
=151 Sri Lanka 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 0.748 male(s)/female 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.742 male(s)/female 2013
=158 Jersey 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
=158 France 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
=158 Italy 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
=158 Mauritania 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
=158 Spain 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
=158 Brazil 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
=164 Tajikistan 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
=164 Tuvalu 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
=164 Kosovo 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
=164 Gabon 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
=164 Austria 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
=169 Colombia 0.72 male(s)/female 2013
=169 Bermuda 0.72 male(s)/female 2013
=169 Chad 0.72 male(s)/female 2013
=169 Belgium 0.72 male(s)/female 2013
=169 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.72 male(s)/female 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.714 male(s)/female 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 0.711 male(s)/female 2013
=174 Finland 0.71 male(s)/female 2013
=174 Luxembourg 0.71 male(s)/female 2013
=174 Guadeloupe 0.71 male(s)/female 2006
=174 West Bank 0.71 male(s)/female 2013
=174 Chile 0.71 male(s)/female 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 0.708 male(s)/female 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 0.707 male(s)/female 2013
Europe average (profile) 0.703 male(s)/female 2013
=179 Zimbabwe 0.7 male(s)/female 2013
=179 Argentina 0.7 male(s)/female 2013
European Union average (profile) 0.7 male(s)/female 2013
=181 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
=181 Swaziland 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
=181 Congo, Republic of the 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
=181 South Korea 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
=181 Portugal 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
=181 Netherlands Antilles 0.69 male(s)/female 2008
=181 Serbia 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
=181 Reunion 0.69 male(s)/female 2006
=181 Guyana 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
=190 Gaza Strip 0.68 male(s)/female 2013
=190 European Union 0.68 male(s)/female 2009
=190 Bulgaria 0.68 male(s)/female 2013
=190 Romania 0.68 male(s)/female 2013
=194 Mauritius 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
=194 Rwanda 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
=194 Botswana 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
=194 Czech Republic 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
=194 Benin 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
=194 South Africa 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
=194 Burundi 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
=201 Montenegro 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
=201 Central African Republic 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
=201 Georgia 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
=201 Slovenia 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
=201 Somalia 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
=201 Croatia 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
=201 Uruguay 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
=208 Barbados 0.65 male(s)/female 2013
=208 Aruba 0.65 male(s)/female 2013
=210 Kiribati 0.64 male(s)/female 2013
=210 Guinea-Bissau 0.64 male(s)/female 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.631 male(s)/female 2013
=212 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.63 male(s)/female 2013
=212 Kyrgyzstan 0.63 male(s)/female 2013
=214 Burkina Faso 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
=214 The Bahamas 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
=214 Azerbaijan 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
=214 Vietnam 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
=214 Poland 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
219 Seychelles 0.61 male(s)/female 2013
=220 Slovakia 0.6 male(s)/female 2013
=220 Moldova 0.6 male(s)/female 2013
=220 Cambodia 0.6 male(s)/female 2013
=220 Cape Verde 0.6 male(s)/female 2013
=224 Hungary 0.59 male(s)/female 2013
=224 Armenia 0.59 male(s)/female 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.584 male(s)/female 2013
226 Lithuania 0.53 male(s)/female 2013
227 Kazakhstan 0.52 male(s)/female 2013
228 North Korea 0.51 male(s)/female 2013
=229 Estonia 0.49 male(s)/female 2013
=229 Ukraine 0.49 male(s)/female 2013
231 Latvia 0.48 male(s)/female 2013
232 Belarus 0.46 male(s)/female 2013
233 Russia 0.44 male(s)/female 2013
234 Palau 0.4 male(s)/female 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Sex ratio > 65 years and over. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Sex-ratio/65-years-and-over

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