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East Asia and Pacific Compared by People > Age structure > 15-64 years > From total

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 Singapore 76.5% 2008
2 Taiwan 72.3% 2008
3 South Korea 72% 2008
4 China 71.9% 2008
5 Thailand 70.3% 2008
6 Brunei 69.6% 2008
7 Palau 69.4% 2008
8 Burma 68.9% 2008
9 Vietnam 68.6% 2008
10 North Korea 68.2% 2008
11 Australia 67.9% 2008
12 Mongolia 67.7% 2008
13 New Zealand 66.5% 2008
14 Indonesia 65.7% 2008
15 Tuvalu 65.4% 2008
=16 Fiji 64.8% 2008
=16 Vanuatu 64.8% 2008
18 Japan 64.7% 2008
19 Malaysia 63.3% 2008
20 Cambodia 63.2% 2008
21 Nauru 62.5% 2008
22 Tonga 62% 2008
23 Federated States of Micronesia 61.8% 2008
24 East Timor 61.6% 2008
25 Philippines 60.4% 2008
=26 Papua New Guinea 58.7% 2008
=26 Kiribati 58.7% 2008
28 Marshall Islands 58.6% 2008
=29 Solomon Islands 56.5% 2008
=29 Samoa 56.5% 2008
31 Laos 55.9% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Age structure > 15-64 years > 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/group-stats/East-Asia-and-Pacific/People/Age-structure/15--64-years/From-total

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