South and Central Asia Compared by People > Age structure > 0-14 years > Males 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 Afghanistan 276.5 2008
2 Nepal 220.65 2008
3 Pakistan 201.3 2008
4 Turkmenistan 183.59 2008
5 Bangladesh 178.17 2008
6 Tajikistan 174.6 2008
7 India 161.1 2008
8 Bhutan 155.11 2008
9 Kyrgyzstan 153.68 2008
10 Uzbekistan 148.26 2008
11 Maldives 147.12 2008
12 Sri Lanka 128.43 2008
13 Kazakhstan 110.67 2008


South and Central Asia Compared by People > Age structure > 0-14 years > Males per 1000


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