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

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 41.24 million 2008
2 Ethiopia 20.75 million 2008
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo 16.67 million 2008
4 South Africa 16.06 million 2008
5 Sudan 11.41 million 2008
6 Tanzania 10.64 million 2008
7 Kenya 10.5 million 2008
8 Uganda 7.53 million 2008
9 Ghana 6.85 million 2008
10 Cote d'Ivoire 5.79 million 2008
11 Mozambique 5.47 million 2008
12 Madagascar 5.3 million 2008
13 Cameroon 5.16 million 2008
14 Burkina Faso 3.89 million 2008
15 Malawi 3.59 million 2008
16 Senegal 3.52 million 2008
17 Niger 3.45 million 2008
18 Angola 3.42 million 2008
19 Zambia 3.05 million 2008
20 Mali 2.98 million 2008
21 Rwanda 2.83 million 2008
22 Zimbabwe 2.67 million 2008
23 Guinea 2.63 million 2008
24 Somalia 2.53 million 2008
25 Chad 2.32 million 2008
26 Burundi 2.21 million 2008
27 Benin 2.2 million 2008
28 Togo 1.59 million 2008
29 Sierra Leone 1.57 million 2008
30 Eritrea 1.44 million 2008
31 Central African Republic 1.21 million 2008
32 Liberia 879,848 2008
33 Mauritania 872,924 2008
34 Namibia 627,752 2008
35 Lesotho 621,687 2008
36 Botswana 566,239 2008
37 The Gambia 459,315 2008
38 Mauritius 443,968 2008
39 Guinea-Bissau 404,747 2008
40 Gabon 399,586 2008
41 Swaziland 306,560 2008
42 Comoros 197,178 2008
43 Equatorial Guinea 162,458 2008
44 Djibouti 139,164 2008
45 Cape Verde 120,208 2008
46 Sao Tome and Principe 49,326 2008
47 Seychelles 27,752 2008

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