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East Asia and Pacific Compared by People > Sex ratio > 65 years and over

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 Papua New Guinea 1.14 male(s)/female 2013
2 Vanuatu 1.07 male(s)/female 2013
3 East Timor 0.96 male(s)/female 2013
=4 Solomon Islands 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
=4 Marshall Islands 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
=4 Brunei 0.95 male(s)/female 2013
7 China 0.92 male(s)/female 2013
=8 Malaysia 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
=8 Taiwan 0.89 male(s)/female 2013
10 Tonga 0.86 male(s)/female 2013
=11 Australia 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=11 Fiji 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=11 New Zealand 0.85 male(s)/female 2013
=14 Thailand 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
=14 Laos 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
=14 Singapore 0.82 male(s)/female 2013
=17 Nauru 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=17 Indonesia 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=17 Samoa 0.78 male(s)/female 2013
=20 Mongolia 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=20 Federated States of Micronesia 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=20 Burma 0.77 male(s)/female 2013
=23 Philippines 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
=23 Japan 0.76 male(s)/female 2013
25 Tuvalu 0.73 male(s)/female 2013
26 South Korea 0.69 male(s)/female 2013
27 Kiribati 0.64 male(s)/female 2013
28 Vietnam 0.62 male(s)/female 2013
29 Cambodia 0.6 male(s)/female 2013
30 North Korea 0.51 male(s)/female 2013
31 Palau 0.4 male(s)/female 2013

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