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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by People > Age structure > 15-64 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Nigeria 39.61 million 2008
2 Ethiopia 21.66 million 2008
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo 16.88 million 2008
4 South Africa 15.89 million 2008
5 Sudan 11.28 million 2008
6 Tanzania 10.95 million 2008
7 Kenya 10.43 million 2008
8 Uganda 7.47 million 2008
9 Ghana 6.87 million 2008
10 Mozambique 5.74 million 2008
11 Cote d'Ivoire 5.57 million 2008
12 Madagascar 5.37 million 2008
13 Cameroon 5.12 million 2008
14 Burkina Faso 3.92 million 2008
15 Malawi 3.56 million 2008
16 Senegal 3.55 million 2008
17 Angola 3.3 million 2008
18 Niger 3.27 million 2008
19 Zimbabwe 3.26 million 2008
20 Zambia 3.05 million 2008
21 Mali 3.03 million 2008
22 Rwanda 2.84 million 2008
23 Chad 2.75 million 2008
24 Guinea 2.63 million 2008
25 Somalia 2.52 million 2008
26 Burundi 2.24 million 2008
27 Benin 2.24 million 2008
28 Sierra Leone 1.71 million 2008
29 Togo 1.67 million 2008
30 Eritrea 1.5 million 2008
31 Central African Republic 1.22 million 2008
32 Liberia 896,319 2008
33 Mauritania 894,980 2008
34 Lesotho 649,981 2008
35 Namibia 615,241 2008
36 Botswana 556,286 2008
37 The Gambia 466,689 2008
38 Mauritius 449,670 2008
39 Guinea-Bissau 436,245 2008
40 Gabon 401,602 2008
41 Swaziland 331,406 2008
42 Comoros 202,231 2008
43 Equatorial Guinea 169,445 2008
44 Djibouti 129,614 2008
45 Cape Verde 125,009 2008
46 Sao Tome and Principe 52,324 2008
47 Seychelles 29,048 2008

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