DEFINITION: This entry is derived from People > Median age, which is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population. Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Uganda and Gaza Strip to 40 or more in several European countries and Japan. See the entry for "Age structure" for the importance of a young versus an older age structure and, by implication, a low versus a higher median age.
|15||United Kingdom||40.3 years||2013|
|16||Puerto Rico||38.2 years||2013|
|18||United States||37.2 years||2013|
|24||Saint Kitts and Nevis||33 years||2013|
|25||Saint Lucia||32.2 years||2013|
|27||Sri Lanka||31.4 years||2013|
|28||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||31.3 years||2013|
|30||Antigua and Barbuda||30.8 years||2013|
|36||Cape Verde||23.5 years||2013|
|42||Sao Tome and Principe||17.6 years||2013|
Interesting observations about People > Median age > Total
- Hong Kong ranked first for median age > total amongst Hot countries in 2013.
- Monaco ranked first for median age > total amongst Christian countries in 2013.
- Canada ranked first for median age > total amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
- Japan ranked second for median age > total globally in 2013.
- Italy ranked first for median age > total amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
- Qatar ranked first for median age > total amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
- Germany ranked first for median age > total amongst Cold countries in 2013.
- Austria ranked first for median age > total amongst Landlocked countries in 2013.
- Mauritius ranked first for median age > total amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
- Bulgaria ranked first for median age > total amongst Emerging markets in 2013.