Mean Age of Childbearing by Country in 2004

In the year 2004, women of world had a mean age at childbearing of 27.46 years.

The country with the highest mean age of childbearing was ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya where the mean is 32.82 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti with a mean age of childbearing of 31.93 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria with 31.79.

The country with the lowest mean age of childbearing for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia where the mean is 25.36 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh with a mean age of childbearing of 25.40, and ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic with 25.62 years.

The geographic region with the highest mean age of childbearing was Africa with a mean of 29.37 years. Closely followed by Oceania with a mean age of childbearing of 29.29 years, and Europe with 28.42 years of mean age of childbearing.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Europe had the highest mean age of childbearing of 29.97 years. Closely followed by Australia/New Zealand with a mean age of childbearing of 29.91 years, and Western Africa with 29.71 years of mean age of childbearing.

If we devide the global population into income groups we can see that Low-income countries has the highest mean age of childbearing of 29.46 years. While the lowest mean age of childbearing is recorded by Upper-middle-income countries with a mean age of childbearing of only 26.68.

Countries with the Highest Mean Age of Childbearing in 2004

Rank Country Mean Age of Childbearing
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 32.818
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 31.935
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 31.789
4 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 31.78
5 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 31.481
6 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 31.187
7 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 31.118
8 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 31.052
9 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 31.04
10 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 31.02
11 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 31.017
12 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 30.957
13 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 30.885
14 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 30.856
15 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 30.819
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 30.77
17 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 30.719
18 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 30.619
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 30.614
20 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 30.595
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 30.593
22 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 30.515
23 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 30.485
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 30.476
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 30.464
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 30.442
27 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 30.374
28 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 30.373
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 30.292
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 30.275
31 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 30.174
32 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 30.167
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 30.155
34 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 30.146
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 30.146
36 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 30.11
37 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 30.109
38 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 30.081
39 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 30.058
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 30.027
41 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 30.012
42 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 30.006
43 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 30.001
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 29.978
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 29.968
46 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 29.936
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 29.915
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 29.913
49 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 29.893
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 29.891
51 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 29.883
52 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 29.874
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 29.861
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 29.78
55 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 29.757
56 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 29.736
57 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 29.736
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 29.735
59 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 29.731
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 29.729
61 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 29.713
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 29.711
63 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 29.699
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 29.697
65 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 29.687
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 29.677
67 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 29.669
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 29.666
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 29.663
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 29.66
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 29.617
72 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 29.583
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 29.575
74 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 29.561
75 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 29.558
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 29.527
77 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 29.518
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 29.487
79 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 29.448
80 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 29.441
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 29.408
82 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 29.405
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 29.404
84 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 29.359
85 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 29.343
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 29.336
87 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 29.322
88 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 29.275
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 29.275
90 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 29.272
91 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 29.245
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 29.24
93 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 29.197
94 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 29.196
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 29.193
96 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 29.178
97 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 29.17
98 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 29.158
99 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 29.156
100 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 29.155
101 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 29.118
102 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 29.111
103 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 29.107
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 29.089
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 29.08
106 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 29.072
107 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 29.037
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 29.024
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 29.009
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 28.999
111 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 28.994
112 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 28.991
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 28.982
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 28.976
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 28.973
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 28.954
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 28.944
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 28.892
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 28.887
120 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 28.885
121 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 28.872
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 28.872
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 28.863
124 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 28.853
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 28.841
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 28.825
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 28.818
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 28.809
129 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 28.79
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 28.781
131 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 28.772
132 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 28.755
133 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 28.753
134 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 28.728
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 28.698
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 28.641
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 28.593
138 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 28.561
139 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 28.556
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 28.434
141 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 28.43
142 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 28.416
143 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 28.406
144 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 28.399
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 28.355
146 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 28.339
147 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 28.339
148 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 28.283
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 28.261
150 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 28.201
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 28.192
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 28.177
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 28.153
154 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 28.152
155 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 28.136
156 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 28.126
157 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 28.122
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 28.109
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 28.068
160 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 28.015
161 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 28.012
162 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 28.006
163 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 27.962
164 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 27.958
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 27.925
166 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 27.91
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 27.892
168 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 27.885
169 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 27.881
170 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 27.87
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 27.864
172 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 27.841
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 27.831
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 27.792
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 27.783
176 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 27.753
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 27.743
178 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 27.73
179 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 27.725
180 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 27.677
181 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 27.669
182 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 27.631
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 27.591
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 27.586
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 27.566
186 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 27.534
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 27.507
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 27.471
189 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 27.452
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 27.451
191 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 27.438
192 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 27.399
193 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 27.374
194 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 27.362
195 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 27.348
196 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 27.313
197 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 27.293
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 27.292
199 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 27.291
200 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 27.29
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 27.283
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 27.269
203 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 27.236
204 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 27.213
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 27.183
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 27.103
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 27.102
208 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 27.074
209 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 27.067
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 26.994
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 26.933
212 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 26.928
213 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 26.806
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 26.769
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 26.753
216 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 26.668
217 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 26.661
218 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 26.563
219 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 26.557
220 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 26.533
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 26.49
222 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 26.447
223 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 26.408
224 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 26.347
225 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 26.302
226 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 26.296
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 26.228
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 26.162
229 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 26.161
230 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 26.048
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 26.025
232 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 25.899
233 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 25.737
234 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 25.66
235 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 25.618
236 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 25.4
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 25.363

Regions with the Highest Mean Age of Childbearing in 2004

Rank Region Mean Age of Childbearing
1 Africa 29.372
2 Oceania 29.287
3 Europe 28.416
4 Northern America 27.995
5 Asia 27.008
6 Latin America and the Caribbean 26.91

Sub-regions with the Highest Mean Age of Childbearing in 2004

Rank Sub-region Mean Age of Childbearing
1 Southern Europe 29.966
2 Australia/New Zealand 29.908
3 Western Africa 29.711
4 Melanesia 29.602
5 Western Europe 29.511
6 Middle Africa 29.487
7 Northern Africa 29.44
8 Polynesia 29.43
9 Eastern Africa 29.377
10 Northern Europe 29.263
11 Western Asia 28.842
12 South-Eastern Asia 28.438
13 Micronesia 28.38
14 Southern Africa 28.289
15 Central Asia 27.498
16 Caribbean 27.181
17 Central America 27.112
18 Southern Asia 26.934
19 South America 26.794
20 Eastern Asia 26.742
21 Eastern Europe 26.567

Income Groups with the Highest Mean Age of Childbearing in 2004

Rank Income Group Mean Age of Childbearing
1 Low-income countries 29.458
2 High-income countries 28.869
3 Lower-middle-income countries 27.68
4 Middle-income countries 27.167
5 No income group available 26.72
6 Upper-middle-income countries 26.679

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

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The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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