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People > Structure > Population ages 65 and above > % of total: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Population ages 65 and above as a percentage of the total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Japan 21.95% 2009
2 Italy 20.25% 2009
3 Germany 20.24% 2009
4 Greece 18.22% 2009
5 Sweden 18.01% 2009
6 Portugal 17.66% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 17.46% 2009
7 Bulgaria 17.43% 2009
8 Latvia 17.34% 2009
=9 Austria 17.29% 2009
=9 Belgium 17.29% 2009
11 European Union 17.27% 2009
12 Croatia 17.22% 2009
13 Spain 17.05% 2009
14 Estonia 16.99% 2009
15 Switzerland 16.96% 2009
16 Finland 16.81% 2009
17 France 16.75% 2009
18 United Kingdom 16.42% 2009
19 Denmark 16.29% 2009
20 Hungary 16.21% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 16.21% 2009
=21 Lithuania 16.19% 2009
=21 Slovenia 16.19% 2009
European Union average (profile) 16.17% 2009
23 Ukraine 15.71% 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 15.47% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.45% 2009
24 Netherlands 15% 2009
25 Czech Republic 14.93% 2009
Europe average (profile) 14.91% 2009
26 Romania 14.84% 2009
27 Norway 14.79% 2009
28 Serbia and Montenegro 14.41% 2009
29 Malta 14.38% 2009
30 Georgia 14.35% 2009
31 Luxembourg 14.03% 2009
32 Canada 13.85% 2009
33 Bosnia and Herzegovina 13.82% 2009
34 Uruguay 13.81% 2009
35 Puerto Rico 13.65% 2009
36 Australia 13.64% 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 13.61% 2009
37 Belarus 13.57% 2009
38 Virgin Islands 13.45% 2009
39 Poland 13.37% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 13.2% 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 13.07% 2009
40 Russia 13.05% 2009
41 Cyprus 12.97% 2009
42 United States 12.78% 2009
43 New Zealand 12.74% 2009
44 Slovakia 12.11% 2009
45 Cuba 11.92% 2009
46 Iceland 11.71% 2009
47 Armenia 11.28% 2009
48 Ireland 11.21% 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 11.15% 2009
49 Moldova 11.11% 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 10.73% 2009
50 Argentina 10.58% 2009
51 Barbados 10.27% 2009
52 Netherlands Antilles 10.24% 2009
53 Israel 10.07% 2009
54 Singapore 9.77% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 9.62% 2009
55 Albania 9.53% 2009
56 Aruba 9.44% 2009
57 Chile 8.99% 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 8.98% 2009
58 China 8.07% 2009
59 Jamaica 7.72% 2009
60 Thailand 7.56% 2009
61 Sri Lanka 7.47% 2009
62 New Caledonia 7.46% 2009
63 Lebanon 7.31% 2009
64 Mauritius 7.26% 2009
65 El Salvador 7.18% 2009
66 Kazakhstan 7.13% 2009
67 Grenada 7.05% 2009
68 Guam 6.92% 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 6.88% 2009
=69 The Bahamas 6.8% 2009
=69 Saint Lucia 6.8% 2009
71 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6.78% 2009
72 Trinidad and Tobago 6.76% 2009
73 Brazil 6.73% 2009
74 Tunisia 6.72% 2009
75 Azerbaijan 6.68% 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 6.59% 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 6.56% 2009
76 Panama 6.53% 2009
77 Ecuador 6.52% 2009
78 Mexico 6.39% 2009
79 Suriname 6.38% 2009
=80 Costa Rica 6.32% 2009
=80 Vietnam 6.32% 2009
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 6.28% 2009
82 Guyana 6.04% 2009
83 Dominican Republic 6.01% 2009
84 Indonesia 5.98% 2009
85 Turkey 5.89% 2009
86 French Polynesia 5.88% 2009
87 Peru 5.85% 2009
88 Tonga 5.84% 2009
=89 Colombia 5.47% 2009
=89 Venezuela 5.47% 2009
=89 Burma 5.47% 2009
92 Morocco 5.36% 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 5.29% 2009
93 Kyrgyzstan 5.18% 2009
94 Paraguay 5.08% 2009
95 India 4.85% 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.84% 2009
96 Samoa 4.84% 2009
97 Bhutan 4.8% 2009
98 Fiji 4.79% 2009
99 Lesotho 4.75% 2009
=100 Malaysia 4.72% 2009
=100 Bolivia 4.72% 2009
102 Algeria 4.63% 2009
103 Nicaragua 4.52% 2009
104 South Africa 4.49% 2009
105 Uzbekistan 4.48% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 4.39% 2009
106 Guatemala 4.39% 2009
107 Maldives 4.38% 2009
108 Haiti 4.36% 2009
109 Gabon 4.33% 2009
110 Honduras 4.27% 2009
111 Libya 4.24% 2009
=112 Turkmenistan 4.21% 2009
=112 Philippines 4.21% 2009
=112 Cape Verde 4.21% 2009
115 Zimbabwe 4.09% 2009
116 Belize 4.08% 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4.06% 2009
117 Nepal 4.05% 2009
118 Pakistan 4.03% 2009
119 Mongolia 4% 2009
120 Sao Tome and Principe 3.98% 2009
121 Bangladesh 3.89% 2009
122 Central African Republic 3.88% 2009
123 Cote d'Ivoire 3.86% 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 3.85% 2009
124 Congo, Republic of the 3.81% 2009
125 Botswana 3.79% 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.78% 2009
=126 Tajikistan 3.65% 2009
=126 Laos 3.65% 2009
128 Jordan 3.64% 2009
=129 Ghana 3.63% 2009
=129 Namibia 3.63% 2009
131 Sudan 3.62% 2009
132 Cameroon 3.55% 2009
133 Togo 3.53% 2009
134 Cambodia 3.49% 2009
failed states average (profile) 3.47% 2009
135 Guinea-Bissau 3.46% 2009
136 Brunei 3.37% 2009
137 Swaziland 3.35% 2009
138 Vanuatu 3.3% 2009
=139 Mozambique 3.27% 2009
=139 Iraq 3.27% 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.26% 2009
=141 Guinea 3.25% 2009
=141 Benin 3.25% 2009
143 Djibouti 3.24% 2009
144 Mayotte 3.21% 2009
145 Syria 3.2% 2009
146 Ethiopia 3.18% 2009
147 Nigeria 3.12% 2009
=148 Liberia 3.11% 2009
=148 Solomon Islands 3.11% 2009
=150 Tanzania 3.1% 2009
=150 Malawi 3.1% 2009
152 Comoros 3.08% 2009
153 Madagascar 3.05% 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 3.04% 2009
154 Zambia 3.03% 2009
155 Oman 2.99% 2009
156 East Timor 2.98% 2009
=157 Saudi Arabia 2.91% 2009
=157 Equatorial Guinea 2.91% 2009
159 Chad 2.85% 2009
160 The Gambia 2.84% 2009
161 Burundi 2.8% 2009
162 Somalia 2.72% 2009
=163 Mauritania 2.65% 2009
=163 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.65% 2009
165 Kenya 2.64% 2009
166 Uganda 2.55% 2009
167 Rwanda 2.49% 2009
=168 Papua New Guinea 2.47% 2009
=168 Angola 2.47% 2009
170 Eritrea 2.46% 2009
171 Senegal 2.4% 2009
172 Mali 2.3% 2009
173 Bahrain 2.27% 2009
174 Kuwait 2.21% 2009
175 Burkina Faso 2.02% 2009
176 Niger 1.98% 2009
177 Sierra Leone 1.84% 2009
178 Qatar 1.05% 2009
179 United Arab Emirates 1% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Structure > Population ages 65 and above > % of total. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank staff estimates from various sources including census reports, the United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects, national statistical offices, household surveys conducted by national agencies, and Macro International. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Structure/Population-ages-65-and-above/%-of-total

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