South and Central Asia Compared by People > Age structure > 0-14 years > Females

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.


1 India 172.17 million 2008
2 Pakistan 31.74 million 2008
3 Bangladesh 24.86 million 2008
4 Afghanistan 7.12 million 2008
5 Nepal 5.43 million 2008
6 Uzbekistan 3.87 million 2008
7 Sri Lanka 2.5 million 2008
8 Kazakhstan 1.66 million 2008
9 Tajikistan 1.23 million 2008
10 Turkmenistan 868,428 2008
11 Kyrgyzstan 784,782 2008
12 Bhutan 103,093 2008
13 Maldives 44,396 2008


South and Central Asia Compared by People > Age structure > 0-14 years > Females


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