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High income OECD countries 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 South Korea 72% 2008
2 Slovakia 71.7% 2008
3 Poland 71.4% 2008
4 Czech Republic 71.2% 2008
5 Slovenia 70.1% 2008
6 Canada 68.8% 2008
7 Switzerland 68.2% 2008
8 Australia 67.9% 2008
9 Netherlands 67.8% 2008
=10 Chile 67.6% 2008
=10 Spain 67.6% 2008
=12 Austria 67.5% 2008
=12 Estonia 67.5% 2008
14 Ireland 67.3% 2008
=15 United States 67.1% 2008
=15 United Kingdom 67.1% 2008
17 Iceland 67% 2008
18 Finland 66.8% 2008
=19 Greece 66.6% 2008
=19 Luxembourg 66.6% 2008
21 New Zealand 66.5% 2008
=22 Belgium 66.3% 2008
=22 Italy 66.3% 2008
=24 Germany 66.2% 2008
=24 Portugal 66.2% 2008
=24 Norway 66.2% 2008
27 Denmark 65.9% 2008
28 Sweden 65.6% 2008
29 France 65.2% 2008
30 Japan 64.7% 2008
31 Israel 62.2% 2008

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