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Former British colonies 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United Arab Emirates 78.6% 2008
2 Qatar 76.8% 2008
3 Singapore 76.5% 2008
4 Maldives 72.7% 2008
5 Trinidad and Tobago 71.8% 2008
6 Barbados 71.7% 2008
7 Kuwait 70.6% 2008
8 Bahrain 69.8% 2008
9 Brunei 69.6% 2008
10 Burma 68.9% 2008
11 Canada 68.8% 2008
12 Guyana 68.7% 2008
13 Sri Lanka 68% 2008
14 Australia 67.9% 2008
15 United States 67.1% 2008
16 The Bahamas 66.9% 2008
17 New Zealand 66.5% 2008
18 Antigua and Barbuda 66.3% 2008
19 Saint Lucia 65.8% 2008
20 Tuvalu 65.4% 2008
21 Saint Kitts and Nevis 65.3% 2008
22 Dominica 65.1% 2008
23 Fiji 64.8% 2008
24 Grenada 64.7% 2008
=25 Jordan 63.7% 2008
=25 Bhutan 63.7% 2008
27 Egypt 63.5% 2008
=28 Malaysia 63.3% 2008
=28 India 63.3% 2008
30 Bangladesh 63.1% 2008
31 Israel 62.2% 2008
32 Botswana 60.9% 2008
33 Jamaica 60.6% 2008
34 Lesotho 59.8% 2008
35 Namibia 59.5% 2008
36 Ghana 58.7% 2008
37 Belize 58.1% 2008
38 Pakistan 58% 2008
39 Swaziland 56.5% 2008
40 Sudan 56.4% 2008
41 Nigeria 55.3% 2008
42 Kenya 55.2% 2008
43 Tanzania 53.7% 2008
44 The Gambia 53.4% 2008
45 Somalia 52.8% 2008
=46 Zambia 52.3% 2008
=46 Zimbabwe 52.3% 2008
48 Sierra Leone 52.2% 2008
49 Malawi 51.4% 2008
50 Yemen 51.2% 2008
51 Uganda 47.8% 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/Former-British-colonies/People/Age-structure/15--64-years/From-total

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