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Sparsely populated 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Russia 71.2% 2008
2 Greenland 69.9% 2008
3 Kazakhstan 69.6% 2008
4 Canada 68.8% 2008
=5 Guyana 68.7% 2008
=5 Algeria 68.7% 2008
7 Australia 67.9% 2008
8 Mongolia 67.7% 2008
9 Iceland 67% 2008
10 Finland 66.8% 2008
11 New Zealand 66.5% 2008
=12 Suriname 66.2% 2008
=12 Norway 66.2% 2008
14 New Caledonia 65.6% 2008
15 French Guiana 64.8% 2006
16 Uruguay 64% 2008
17 Bhutan 63.7% 2008
18 Argentina 63.5% 2008
19 Libya 62.6% 2008
20 Bolivia 61.8% 2008
21 Turkmenistan 61.5% 2008
22 Botswana 60.9% 2008
=23 Namibia 59.5% 2008
=23 Saudi Arabia 59.5% 2008
25 Papua New Guinea 58.7% 2008
26 Belize 58.1% 2008
27 Paraguay 57.9% 2008
28 Solomon Islands 56.5% 2008
29 Sudan 56.4% 2008
30 Central African Republic 54.6% 2008
31 Oman 54.5% 2008
32 Gabon 53.9% 2008
33 Angola 53.6% 2008
34 Somalia 52.8% 2008
35 Western Sahara 52.6% 2008
36 Mauritania 52.5% 2008
37 Zambia 52.3% 2008
38 Niger 50.6% 2008
39 Chad 50.1% 2008
40 Mali 48.7% 2008

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