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Sparsely populated countries 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Finland 43 years 2013
2 Canada 41.5 years 2013
3 Norway 40.6 years 2013
4 Russia 38.8 years 2013
5 Australia 38.1 years 2013
6 New Zealand 37.4 years 2013
7 Iceland 36.2 years 2013
8 Uruguay 34.1 years 2013
9 Greenland 33.6 years 2013
10 Argentina 31 years 2013
11 New Caledonia 30.7 years 2013
12 Kazakhstan 29.5 years 2013
13 Suriname 28.2 years 2013
14 Libya 27.1 years 2013
15 Algeria 27 years 2013
16 Mongolia 26.9 years 2013
17 Paraguay 26.3 years 2013
18 Turkmenistan 26.2 years 2013
19 Saudi Arabia 26 years 2013
20 Bhutan 25.7 years 2013
21 Oman 24.7 years 2013
22 Guyana 24.5 years 2013
23 Bolivia 23.1 years 2013
24 Botswana 22.7 years 2013
25 Namibia 22.4 years 2013
26 Papua New Guinea 22.2 years 2013
27 Belize 21.5 years 2013
28 Solomon Islands 21.3 years 2013
29 Western Sahara 20.6 years 2013
30 Mauritania 19.8 years 2013
31 Central African Republic 19.3 years 2013
32 Sudan 18.9 years 2013
33 Gabon 18.6 years 2013
=34 Angola 17.7 years 2013
=34 Somalia 17.7 years 2013
36 Chad 17 years 2013
37 Zambia 16.7 years 2013
38 South Sudan 16.6 years 2013
39 Mali 16 years 2013
40 Niger 15 years 2013

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Sparsely populated countries Compared by People > Median age > Total

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Interesting observations about People > Median age > Total

  • Hong Kong ranked first for median age > total amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Monaco ranked first for median age > total amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Canada ranked first for median age > total amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • Japan ranked second for median age > total globally in 2013.
  • Italy ranked first for median age > total amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • Qatar ranked first for median age > total amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • Germany ranked first for median age > total amongst Cold countries in 2013.
  • Austria ranked first for median age > total amongst Landlocked countries in 2013.
  • Mauritius ranked first for median age > total amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
  • Bulgaria ranked first for median age > total amongst Emerging markets in 2013.
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