Group of 7 countries (G7) Compared by People > Age structure > 0-14 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.


1 United States 20.1% 2008
2 France 18.6% 2008
3 United Kingdom 16.9% 2008
4 Canada 16.3% 2008
5 Germany 13.8% 2008
6 Japan 13.7% 2008
7 Italy 13.6% 2008


Group of 7 countries (G7) Compared by People > Age structure > 0-14 years > From total


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