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Sub-Saharan Africa 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 Mauritius 70.1% 2008
2 Seychelles 69.1% 2008
3 South Africa 65.5% 2008
4 Botswana 60.9% 2008
5 Lesotho 59.8% 2008
6 Namibia 59.5% 2008
7 Ghana 58.7% 2008
8 Cape Verde 57.4% 2008
9 Swaziland 56.5% 2008
10 Sudan 56.4% 2008
11 Cote d'Ivoire 56.3% 2008
12 Guinea-Bissau 55.9% 2008
=13 Rwanda 55.7% 2008
=13 Cameroon 55.7% 2008
15 Togo 55.6% 2008
16 Nigeria 55.3% 2008
17 Kenya 55.2% 2008
18 Senegal 55.1% 2008
=19 Comoros 54.6% 2008
=19 Central African Republic 54.6% 2008
21 Gabon 53.9% 2008
22 Equatorial Guinea 53.8% 2008
=23 Guinea 53.7% 2008
=23 Tanzania 53.7% 2008
25 Angola 53.6% 2008
=26 Eritrea 53.4% 2008
=26 The Gambia 53.4% 2008
28 Liberia 53.3% 2008
29 Madagascar 53.2% 2008
30 Djibouti 53.1% 2008
31 Somalia 52.8% 2008
32 Mozambique 52.7% 2008
33 Mauritania 52.5% 2008
=34 Zambia 52.3% 2008
=34 Zimbabwe 52.3% 2008
36 Sierra Leone 52.2% 2008
37 Benin 51.9% 2008
=38 Malawi 51.4% 2008
=38 Ethiopia 51.4% 2008
40 Burundi 51.2% 2008
41 Burkina Faso 51.1% 2008
42 Niger 50.6% 2008
43 Democratic Republic of the Congo 50.4% 2008
44 Chad 50.1% 2008
45 Sao Tome and Principe 49.3% 2008
46 Mali 48.7% 2008
47 Uganda 47.8% 2008

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