Median Age by Country in 1955

In the year 1955, the world had a median age of 21.84 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco where the median is 44.35 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with a median age of 40.04 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey with 40.03.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands where the median is 14.31 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger with a median age of 14.33, and ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa with 14.53 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Northern America with a median of 28.89 years. Closely followed by Europe with a median age of 28.36 years, and Oceania with 26.23 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Northern Europe had the highest median age of 32.95 years. Closely followed by Western Europe with a median age of 32.57 years, and Australia/New Zealand with 28.92 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 27.93 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by No income group available with a median age of only 16.04.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1955

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 44.3538
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 40.0448
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 40.0328
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 35.2818
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 34.1137
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 34.1005
7 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 34.0774
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 33.858
9 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 33.5549
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 33.4533
11 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 32.6469
12 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 31.9627
13 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 31.9067
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 31.5632
15 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 31.2514
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 31.1078
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 31.005
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 29.8694
19 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 29.822
20 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 29.8039
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 29.3443
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 29.1962
23 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 29.175
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 29.1665
25 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 28.8328
26 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 28.7859
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 27.9463
28 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 27.766
29 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 27.6746
30 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 27.5858
31 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 27.5787
32 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 27.4131
33 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 27.3093
34 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 27.0694
35 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 26.9217
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 26.8196
37 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 26.5972
38 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 26.5799
39 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 26.3525
40 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 26.3443
41 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 26.195
42 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 26.0192
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 25.992
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 25.9596
45 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 25.8579
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 25.6626
47 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 25.5662
48 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 25.4854
49 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 25.1291
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 25.1214
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 25.0132
52 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 24.8386
53 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 24.83
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 24.7923
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 24.2598
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 24.2462
57 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 23.9654
58 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 23.786
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 23.4648
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 23.4471
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 23.3936
62 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 23.2863
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 23.1154
64 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 22.9505
65 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 22.8942
66 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 22.8006
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 22.7737
68 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 22.6354
69 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 22.5267
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 22.494
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 22.4411
72 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 22.1413
73 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 22.1076
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 22.1046
75 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.0855
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 21.7166
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 21.5268
78 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 21.4751
79 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 21.4667
80 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 21.4533
81 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 21.3463
82 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 21.3287
83 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 21.131
84 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 21.0932
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 20.9912
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 20.9334
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 20.8847
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 20.8622
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 20.78
90 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 20.6797
91 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 20.6608
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 20.6572
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 20.587
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 20.5757
95 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 20.3602
96 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 20.3337
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 20.3062
98 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 19.8624
99 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 19.7893
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 19.7557
101 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 19.7353
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 19.7229
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 19.6484
104 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 19.6322
105 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 19.5898
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 19.5653
107 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 19.5164
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 19.3873
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 19.3344
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 19.2922
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 19.2211
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 19.1141
113 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 19.0382
114 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 18.953
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 18.8482
116 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.8214
117 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 18.7618
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 18.7601
119 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 18.7051
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 18.6983
121 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 18.6891
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 18.6488
123 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 18.6457
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 18.5403
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 18.5088
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 18.5057
127 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.5003
128 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 18.4527
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 18.4319
130 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 18.2981
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 18.2817
132 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 18.2777
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 18.2673
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 18.2565
135 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 18.2562
136 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 18.255
137 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 18.2449
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 18.2145
139 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 18.1249
140 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 18.0525
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 18.0195
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 18.0169
143 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 18.0058
144 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 17.9881
145 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 17.9641
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 17.945
147 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 17.9301
148 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 17.9244
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 17.9044
150 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 17.8577
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 17.8374
152 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 17.8357
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 17.808
154 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 17.8068
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 17.7967
156 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 17.6656
157 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 17.6653
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 17.6644
159 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 17.6278
160 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 17.6198
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 17.6149
162 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 17.5765
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 17.5654
164 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 17.5444
165 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.5427
166 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 17.4043
167 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 17.3532
168 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 17.3407
169 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 17.3329
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 17.3217
171 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 17.3143
172 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 17.2973
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 17.2926
174 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 17.2878
175 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 17.2836
176 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 17.256
177 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 17.2429
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 17.2384
179 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 17.2127
180 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 17.2125
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 17.2055
182 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 17.1765
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 17.1715
184 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 17.1446
185 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 17.1221
186 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 17.0757
187 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 17.0668
188 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 17.0434
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 17.0366
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 17.0315
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 17.026
192 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.9801
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 16.9649
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 16.8996
195 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.8807
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 16.8452
197 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 16.8288
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 16.776
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.773
200 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 16.7527
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 16.7474
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 16.7384
203 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 16.7085
204 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 16.6738
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 16.6358
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 16.616
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 16.5171
208 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 16.4573
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 16.3681
210 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 16.2935
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 16.2549
212 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 16.2079
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 16.1952
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.1802
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 16.1349
216 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 16.0903
217 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.0718
218 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 16.0152
219 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 16.0032
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 15.9605
221 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 15.9031
222 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 15.7916
223 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 15.7837
224 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 15.6866
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 15.6733
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 15.6506
227 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 15.6047
228 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 15.5703
229 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 15.5678
230 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 15.4964
231 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 15.3614
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 15.2024
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 15.0637
234 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 14.7939
235 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 14.5278
236 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.3287
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 14.3128

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1955

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Northern America 28.8943
2 Europe 28.3617
3 Oceania 26.2345
4 Asia 20.0051
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 17.9876
6 Africa 17.9271

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1955

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Northern Europe 32.9466
2 Western Europe 32.5723
3 Australia/New Zealand 28.9219
4 Southern Europe 27.3087
5 Eastern Europe 25.8267
6 Central Asia 22.4533
7 Eastern Asia 20.7478
8 Micronesia 19.9664
9 Western Asia 19.4745
10 Southern Asia 19.4565
11 Caribbean 19.0579
12 South-Eastern Asia 18.6906
13 Middle Africa 18.4587
14 South America 18.4289
15 Southern Africa 18.3875
16 Northern Africa 18.2927
17 Western Africa 18.2789
18 Melanesia 17.5051
19 Eastern Africa 16.9841
20 Central America 16.2285
21 Polynesia 15.8347

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1955

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 27.9262
2 Upper-middle-income countries 20.6602
3 Middle-income countries 20.1126
4 Lower-middle-income countries 19.512
5 Low-income countries 17.6006
6 No income group available 16.044

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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