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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.

CONTENTS

# 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 Estonia 67.5% 2008
=12 Austria 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 Luxembourg 66.6% 2008
=19 Greece 66.6% 2008
21 New Zealand 66.5% 2008
=22 Italy 66.3% 2008
=22 Belgium 66.3% 2008
=24 Portugal 66.2% 2008
=24 Germany 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

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/High-income-OECD-countries/People/Age-structure/15--64-years/From-total

High income OECD countries Compared by People > Age structure > 15-64 years > From total

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Interesting observations about People > Age structure > 15-64 years > From total

  • Qatar ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • United Arab Emirates ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • British Virgin Islands ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • China ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • Singapore ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2008.
  • Northern Mariana Islands ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total globally in 2008.
  • South Korea ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total amongst High income OECD countries in 2008.
  • Moldova ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total amongst Europe in 2008.
  • Russia ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2008.
  • Slovakia ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total amongst European Union in 2008.
  • Andorra ranked first for age structure > 15-64 years > from total amongst Cold countries in 2008.
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