OPEC countries Compared by People > Age structure > 15-64 years > Females per 1000

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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.


1 Iran 323.73 2008
2 Algeria 322.17 2008
3 Libya 319.06 2008
4 Venezuela 304.49 2008
5 Saudi Arabia 276.29 2008
6 Iraq 273.78 2008
7 Nigeria 261.97 2008
8 Kuwait 244.22 2008
9 Angola 180.33 2008
10 United Arab Emirates 142.77 2008
11 Qatar 134.15 2008


OPEC countries Compared by People > Age structure > 15-64 years > Females per 1000


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