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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
12 French Guiana 1.04 male(s)/female 2006
13 Oman 1.03 male(s)/female 2013
14 Niger 1.03 male(s)/female 2013
15 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 1.01 male(s)/female 2013
16 Liberia 1.01 male(s)/female 2013
17 Mali 1.01 male(s)/female 2013
18 Andorra 1 male(s)/female 2013
19 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
22 Bangladesh 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
23 Anguilla 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
24 Cote d'Ivoire 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
25 Cook Islands 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
26 Kuwait 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
27 Tunisia 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
28 Gibraltar 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
29 Jordan 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
30 Solomon Islands 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
31 British Virgin Islands 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
32 Brunei 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
33 Marshall Islands 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
34 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
36 Maldives 0.94 male(s)/female 2013
37 Faroe Islands 0.93 male(s)/female 2013
38 Ecuador 0.92 male(s)/female 2013
39 China 0.92 male(s)/female 2013
40 Comoros 0.92 male(s)/female 2013
41 Bahrain 0.91 male(s)/female 2013
42 India 0.91 male(s)/female 2013
43 Northern Mariana Islands 0.91 male(s)/female 2013
44 Belize 0.9 male(s)/female 2013
45 The Gambia 0.9 male(s)/female 2013
46 Yemen 0.9 male(s)/female 2013
47 Peru 0.9 male(s)/female 2013
48 Cayman Islands 0.9 male(s)/female 2013
49 Wallis and Futuna 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
50 Malaysia 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
51 Taiwan 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
52 Pakistan 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
53 Albania 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
54 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
56 Ghana 0.88 male(s)/female 2013
57 Macau 0.88 male(s)/female 2013
58 Afghanistan 0.87 male(s)/female 2013
59 Nepal 0.87 male(s)/female 2013
60 Paraguay 0.87 male(s)/female 2013
61 Guatemala 0.87 male(s)/female 2013
62 Iraq 0.87 male(s)/female 2013
63 Dominican Republic 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
64 Panama 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
65 Costa Rica 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
66 American Samoa 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
67 Lebanon 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
68 Tonga 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
69 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
71 Nigeria 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
72 Australia 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
73 Fiji 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
74 Senegal 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
75 Syria 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
76 New Zealand 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
77 Mozambique 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
78 Iceland 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
79 Cameroon 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
80 Turkey 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
81 Ireland 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
82 Sao Tome and Principe 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
83 Guam 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
84 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.84 male(s)/female 2013
85 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
87 Madagascar 0.83 male(s)/female 2013
88 Virgin Islands 0.83 male(s)/female 2013
89 Saint Lucia 0.83 male(s)/female 2013
90 Grenada 0.83 male(s)/female 2013
91 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
93 Morocco 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
94 Martinique 0.82 male(s)/female 2006
95 Laos 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
96 Cuba 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
97 Egypt 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
98 Djibouti 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
99 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
101 Liechtenstein 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
102 Saint Martin 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
103 Guernsey 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
104 Mexico 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
105 Jamaica 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
106 Sweden 0.81 male(s)/female 2013
107 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
109 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
110 El Salvador 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
111 Denmark 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
112 United Kingdom 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
113 San Marino 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
114 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
115 Uganda 0.8 male(s)/female 2013
116 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
118 Guinea 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
119 Venezuela 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
120 Bolivia 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
121 Kenya 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
122 Eritrea 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
123 Malta 0.79 male(s)/female 2013
124 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
126 Norway 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
127 Indonesia 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
128 Sierra Leone 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
129 Israel 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
130 Greece 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
131 Samoa 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
132 Western Sahara 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
133 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
135 Dominica 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
136 Suriname 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
137 Cyprus 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
138 Mongolia 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
139 Federated States of Micronesia 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
140 Togo 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
141 United States 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
142 Puerto Rico 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
143 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
145 Philippines 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
146 Trinidad and Tobago 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
147 Japan 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
148 Switzerland 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
149 Antigua and Barbuda 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
150 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
152 Malawi 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
153 Uzbekistan 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
154 Republic of Macedonia 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
155 Equatorial Guinea 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
156 Zambia 0.75 male(s)/female 2013
157 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
159 France 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
160 Italy 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
161 Mauritania 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
162 Spain 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
163 Brazil 0.74 male(s)/female 2013
164 Tajikistan 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
165 Tuvalu 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
166 Kosovo 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
167 Gabon 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
168 Austria 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
169 Colombia 0.72 male(s)/female 2013
170 Bermuda 0.72 male(s)/female 2013
171 Chad 0.72 male(s)/female 2013
172 Belgium 0.72 male(s)/female 2013
173 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
175 Luxembourg 0.71 male(s)/female 2013
176 Guadeloupe 0.71 male(s)/female 2006
177 West Bank 0.71 male(s)/female 2013
178 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
180 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
182 Swaziland 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
183 Congo, Republic of the 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
184 South Korea 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
185 Portugal 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
186 Netherlands Antilles 0.69 male(s)/female 2008
187 Serbia 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
188 Reunion 0.69 male(s)/female 2006
189 Guyana 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
190 Gaza Strip 0.68 male(s)/female 2013
191 European Union 0.68 male(s)/female 2009
192 Bulgaria 0.68 male(s)/female 2013
193 Romania 0.68 male(s)/female 2013
194 Mauritius 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
195 Rwanda 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
196 Botswana 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
197 Czech Republic 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
198 Benin 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
199 South Africa 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
200 Burundi 0.67 male(s)/female 2013
201 Montenegro 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
202 Central African Republic 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
203 Georgia 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
204 Slovenia 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
205 Somalia 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
206 Croatia 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
207 Uruguay 0.66 male(s)/female 2013
208 Barbados 0.65 male(s)/female 2013
209 Aruba 0.65 male(s)/female 2013
210 Kiribati 0.64 male(s)/female 2013
211 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
213 Kyrgyzstan 0.63 male(s)/female 2013
214 Burkina Faso 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
215 The Bahamas 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
216 Azerbaijan 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
217 Vietnam 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
218 Poland 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
219 Seychelles 0.61 male(s)/female 2013
220 Slovakia 0.6 male(s)/female 2013
221 Moldova 0.6 male(s)/female 2013
222 Cambodia 0.6 male(s)/female 2013
223 Cape Verde 0.6 male(s)/female 2013
224 Hungary 0.59 male(s)/female 2013
225 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
230 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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