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  • Female population: Total female population.
  • Female population per thousand people: Total female population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Gender inequality index: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Gender ratio aged over 60: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 60 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 60, there are 196 females who are over 60.
  • Gender ratio aged over 65: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 65 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 65, there are 210.6 females who are over 65.
  • Gender ratio aged over 80: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 80 in each country. For instance, in North Korea, for every 100 males over 80, there are 411.8 females who are over 80.
  • Global Gender Gap Index: The Gender Gap Index considers gender inequality in the dimensions of economic participation (equality of salaries, labor market participation and access to high-skilled employment); access to education; political participation; and health (life expectancy and sex ratio). The highest score of 1 means total equality, 0 means complete inequality. The Index is calculated by the World Economic Forum.
  • Male population: Total male population.
  • Male population per thousand people: Total male population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Sex ratio at birth: Number of males born for every female born. Countries with a number less than one have more females born than males.
  • Women aged 15-49: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Women aged 15-49 per thousand people: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Female population 38.5 million
Ranked 33th.
231.19 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Female population per thousand people 506.55
Ranked 70th.
513.11
Ranked 32nd. 1% more than United Kingdom

Gender inequality index 0.205
Ranked 113th.
0.256
Ranked 103th. 25% more than United Kingdom
Gender ratio aged over 60 126.1
Ranked 77th.
129.9
Ranked 64th. 3% more than United Kingdom

Gender ratio aged over 65 134.1
Ranked 73th.
138
Ranked 60th. 3% more than United Kingdom

Gender ratio aged over 80 194.7
Ranked 48th. 4% more than United States
186.6
Ranked 57th.

Global Gender Gap Index 0.744
Ranked 18th. 1% more than United States
0.739
Ranked 23th.

Male population 38.68 million
Ranked 33th.
230.88 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Male population per thousand people 490.16
Ranked 142nd.
496.34
Ranked 103th. 1% more than United Kingdom

Sex ratio at birth 1.05
Ranked 71st. About the same as United States
1.05
Ranked 132nd.

Women aged 15-49 14.34 million
Ranked 34th.
89.8 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Women aged 15-49 per thousand people 235.92
Ranked 147th.
241.41
Ranked 133th. 2% more than United Kingdom

SOURCES: United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Development Programme. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GenderGap_Report_2012.pdf. World Economic Forum, 2012. Table 3a, p. 8 ff.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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