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Sub-Saharan Africa 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 Mauritius 33.5 years 2013
2 Seychelles 33.4 years 2013
3 South Africa 25.5 years 2013
4 Cape Verde 23.5 years 2013
5 Lesotho 23.4 years 2013
6 Botswana 22.7 years 2013
=7 Djibouti 22.4 years 2013
=7 Namibia 22.4 years 2013
=9 Swaziland 20.7 years 2013
=9 Ghana 20.7 years 2013
11 Cote d'Ivoire 20 years 2013
12 The Gambia 19.9 years 2013
13 Mauritania 19.8 years 2013
=14 Guinea-Bissau 19.7 years 2013
=14 Cameroon 19.7 years 2013
=16 Togo 19.5 years 2013
=16 Zimbabwe 19.5 years 2013
18 Central African Republic 19.3 years 2013
19 Equatorial Guinea 19.2 years 2013
=20 Sierra Leone 19 years 2013
=20 Madagascar 19 years 2013
=20 Comoros 19 years 2013
=23 Kenya 18.9 years 2013
=23 Eritrea 18.9 years 2013
=23 Sudan 18.9 years 2013
26 Rwanda 18.7 years 2013
=27 Guinea 18.6 years 2013
=27 Gabon 18.6 years 2013
29 Senegal 18.2 years 2013
=30 Nigeria 17.9 years 2013
=30 Liberia 17.9 years 2013
=32 Angola 17.7 years 2013
=32 Somalia 17.7 years 2013
=32 Democratic Republic of the Congo 17.7 years 2013
=35 Benin 17.6 years 2013
=35 Sao Tome and Principe 17.6 years 2013
37 Ethiopia 17.5 years 2013
=38 Tanzania 17.3 years 2013
=38 Malawi 17.3 years 2013
=40 Chad 17 years 2013
=40 Burkina Faso 17 years 2013
42 Burundi 16.9 years 2013
43 Mozambique 16.8 years 2013
44 Zambia 16.7 years 2013
45 South Sudan 16.6 years 2013
46 Mali 16 years 2013
47 Uganda 15.5 years 2013
48 Niger 15 years 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Median age > Total. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/People/Median-age/Total

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by People > Median age > Total

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Interesting observations about People > Median age > Total

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  • 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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