South Asia Compared by People > Median age > Total

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.


1 India 26.7 years 2013
2 Bhutan 25.7 years 2013
3 Bangladesh 23.9 years 2013
4 Pakistan 22.2 years 2013
5 Afghanistan 17.9 years 2013


South Asia Compared by People > Median age > Total


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