Median Age by Country in 1950

In the year 1950, the world had a median age of 22.22 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco where the median is 42.49 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with a median age of 37.87 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey with 35.21.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger where the median is 14.21 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands with a median age of 14.42, and ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa with 14.76 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Northern America with a median of 29.04 years. Closely followed by Europe with a median age of 27.80 years, and Oceania with 26.43 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 32.87 years. Closely followed by Northern Europe with a median age of 32.58 years, and Australia/New Zealand with 29.21 years of median age.

If we devide the global population into income groups we can see that High-income countries has the highest median age of 27.52 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by No income group available with a median age of only 16.14.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1950

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 42.4885
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 37.8657
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 35.2094
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 34.8248
5 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 34.5511
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 33.9354
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 33.8682
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 33.8589
9 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 33.4764
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 33.4188
11 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 33.1736
12 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 32.1793
13 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 31.6112
14 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 31.3936
15 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 31.2518
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 30.8396
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 30.6778
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 30.4228
19 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 30.3251
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 29.385
21 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 29.267
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 29.2093
23 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 29.0662
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 29.0604
25 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 28.9352
26 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 28.4347
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 27.7421
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 27.5473
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 27.0679
30 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 27.0429
31 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 26.8323
32 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 26.8252
33 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 26.742
34 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 26.7174
35 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 26.707
36 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 26.6712
37 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 26.4677
38 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 26.3838
39 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 26.1125
40 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 26.0469
41 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 25.9948
42 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 25.9809
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 25.8541
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 25.5151
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 25.3587
46 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 25.2344
47 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 25.1858
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 25.1044
49 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 25.0216
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 24.9268
51 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 24.8211
52 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 24.6199
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 24.5833
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 24.5708
55 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 24.4689
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 24.4069
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 24.3693
58 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 24.1421
59 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 23.8505
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 23.8458
61 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 23.684
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 23.6592
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 23.5612
64 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 23.3706
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 23.224
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 23.1196
67 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 23.0913
68 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 22.7784
69 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.7305
70 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 22.6946
71 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 22.6597
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 22.4638
73 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 22.4236
74 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 22.2459
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 22.0302
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 22.0148
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 21.9675
78 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 21.7554
79 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 21.7327
80 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 21.6295
81 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 21.5976
82 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 21.2267
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 21.2013
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 21.1917
85 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 21.1789
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 21.142
87 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 21.1241
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 21.0656
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 21.0622
90 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 20.7532
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 20.7349
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 20.6884
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 20.672
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 20.6494
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 20.4933
96 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 20.4238
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 20.3948
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 20.378
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 20.3383
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 20.3079
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 20.0832
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 20.0546
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 20.023
104 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 20.013
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 19.9778
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 19.8712
107 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 19.7911
108 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 19.7611
109 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 19.7366
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 19.7355
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 19.7293
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 19.6907
113 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 19.6608
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 19.6474
115 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 19.6082
116 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 19.5588
117 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 19.551
118 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 19.5446
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 19.4402
120 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 19.4362
121 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 19.4114
122 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 19.3932
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 19.2201
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 19.123
125 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 19.1188
126 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 18.9928
127 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.9626
128 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 18.941
129 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 18.9338
130 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 18.9051
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 18.8986
132 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 18.8629
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 18.8619
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 18.8228
135 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 18.7871
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 18.7737
137 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 18.7284
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 18.639
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 18.6028
140 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 18.5826
141 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 18.5721
142 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.5634
143 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 18.5508
144 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 18.5282
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 18.5079
146 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 18.4988
147 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 18.4882
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 18.4029
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 18.3533
150 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 18.3451
151 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 18.3298
152 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 18.3147
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 18.2527
154 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 18.2424
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 18.2194
156 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 18.1708
157 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 18.1477
158 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 18.1425
159 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 18.1275
160 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.109
161 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 18.0791
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 18.0234
163 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 17.9917
164 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 17.9841
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.9473
166 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 17.9211
167 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 17.893
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 17.891
169 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 17.8716
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 17.8185
171 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 17.7897
172 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 17.7873
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 17.7313
174 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 17.7297
175 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 17.7101
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 17.6952
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 17.6648
178 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 17.6485
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 17.6411
180 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 17.6264
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 17.5896
182 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 17.5683
183 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 17.5636
184 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 17.5485
185 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 17.5291
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 17.5092
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 17.4967
188 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 17.464
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 17.4453
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 17.4222
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 17.3965
192 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 17.3361
193 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 17.3117
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 17.311
195 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 17.2924
196 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 17.287
197 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 17.1965
198 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 17.1859
199 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.1341
200 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 17.1057
201 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 17.0872
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 17.0721
203 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 17.0382
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 17.0034
205 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 16.9074
206 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 16.9057
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 16.8764
208 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 16.853
209 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 16.8282
210 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 16.8227
211 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 16.8211
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 16.821
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 16.8156
214 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.8103
215 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 16.7183
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.6535
217 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 16.5408
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 16.5022
219 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 16.4856
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 16.4444
221 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.3182
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 16.2871
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.1427
224 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 16.1385
225 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 16.1244
226 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 16.1232
227 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.9758
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 15.968
229 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 15.8732
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 15.8657
231 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 15.7411
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 15.5574
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 15.5106
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 15.093
235 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 14.7616
236 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 14.4213
237 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.2059

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1950

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Northern America 29.0431
2 Europe 27.796
3 Oceania 26.4285
4 Asia 20.6094
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 18.3381
6 Africa 18.1289

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1950

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 32.8713
2 Northern Europe 32.5845
3 Australia/New Zealand 29.213
4 Southern Europe 26.1252
5 Eastern Europe 24.8062
6 Central Asia 22.3128
7 Eastern Asia 21.7982
8 Micronesia 20.8962
9 Southern Asia 19.7536
10 Western Asia 19.645
11 Caribbean 19.2086
12 Southern Africa 19.1086
13 South-Eastern Asia 18.7278
14 South America 18.6765
15 Northern Africa 18.6242
16 Middle Africa 18.5338
17 Western Africa 18.2334
18 Melanesia 17.3466
19 Eastern Africa 17.2647
20 Central America 16.9392
21 Polynesia 15.9811

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1950

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 27.5216
2 Upper-middle-income countries 21.548
3 Middle-income countries 20.6881
4 Lower-middle-income countries 19.7215
5 Low-income countries 17.6989
6 No income group available 16.1448

Data Information

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

Data Sources

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

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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