Median Age by Country in 1956

In the year 1956, the world had a median age of 21.74 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco where the median is 44.76 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with a median age of 40.53 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey with 39.28.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger where the median is 14.35 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa with a median age of 14.49, and ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands with 14.71 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Northern America with a median of 28.79 years. Closely followed by Europe with a median age of 28.53 years, and Oceania with 26.13 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Northern Europe had the highest median age of 33.08 years. Closely followed by Western Europe with a median age of 32.67 years, and Australia/New Zealand with 28.83 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 28.00 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by No income group available with a median age of only 15.95.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1956

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 44.7585
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 40.5274
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 39.2848
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 35.3278
5 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 34.3541
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 34.271
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 34.2548
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 33.8557
9 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 33.6707
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 33.6546
11 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 32.8341
12 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 31.9764
13 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 31.8607
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 31.6973
15 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 31.4174
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 31.2752
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 30.111
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 30.0911
19 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 30.0809
20 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 29.6926
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 29.4863
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 29.4127
23 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 29.0997
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 29.091
25 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 29.0586
26 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 28.9576
27 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 27.9111
28 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 27.853
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 27.8504
30 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 27.6571
31 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 27.6328
32 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 27.6035
33 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 27.5344
34 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 27.2281
35 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 26.9957
36 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 26.819
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 26.7229
38 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 26.3766
39 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 26.3457
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 26.3273
41 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 26.2385
42 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 26.1989
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 26.1784
44 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 26.0871
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 25.8745
46 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 25.6596
47 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 25.6262
48 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 25.1938
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 25.1278
50 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 25.1002
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 25.0453
52 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 24.9355
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 24.7912
54 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 24.5034
55 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 24.4397
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 24.0558
57 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 24.0423
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 24.042
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 23.3638
60 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 23.313
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 23.2443
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 23.1727
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 23.1696
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 23.0232
65 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 22.7468
66 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 22.5315
67 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 22.5158
68 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 22.4659
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 22.2785
70 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 22.2584
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 22.1292
72 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.0915
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 21.9613
74 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 21.9505
75 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 21.8718
76 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 21.8061
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 21.651
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 21.6409
79 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 21.5454
80 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 21.3807
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 21.3534
82 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 21.2202
83 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 21.1728
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 21.1168
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 21.0497
86 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 20.9917
87 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 20.9708
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 20.7714
89 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 20.635
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 20.5791
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 20.5727
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 20.4921
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 20.4806
94 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 20.4559
95 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 20.3717
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 20.2269
97 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 20.1883
98 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 19.9041
99 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 19.8174
100 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 19.7933
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 19.6356
102 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 19.5994
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 19.528
104 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 19.5001
105 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 19.4871
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 19.4752
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 19.4329
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 19.2451
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 19.1421
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 19.0354
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 19.0318
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 19.0233
113 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.9364
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 18.8922
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 18.8788
116 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.8102
117 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 18.7977
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 18.7919
119 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 18.7683
120 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 18.7675
121 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 18.6936
122 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 18.6096
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 18.5735
124 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.4722
125 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 18.4323
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 18.4008
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 18.3664
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 18.3533
129 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 18.3205
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 18.3062
131 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 18.2961
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 18.2397
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 18.228
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 18.2122
135 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 18.1911
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 18.064
137 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 18.0117
138 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 17.955
139 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 17.9421
140 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 17.9402
141 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 17.9293
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 17.9288
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 17.9252
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 17.9107
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 17.8661
146 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 17.8352
147 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 17.8169
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 17.7994
149 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 17.7964
150 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 17.7804
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 17.7056
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 17.69
153 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.6801
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 17.6604
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 17.6582
156 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 17.6502
157 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 17.6181
158 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 17.6083
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 17.5987
160 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 17.5671
161 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 17.5415
162 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 17.5229
163 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 17.4668
164 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 17.4627
165 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 17.4115
166 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 17.3978
167 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 17.3842
168 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 17.3806
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 17.3738
170 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 17.3279
171 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 17.2675
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 17.2323
173 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 17.1975
174 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 17.1901
175 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 17.185
176 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 17.1703
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 17.1693
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 17.1557
179 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 17.1509
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 17.1334
181 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 17.1278
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 17.1247
183 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 17.1188
184 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 17.1117
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 17.103
186 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.0843
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 17.0756
188 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 17.0
189 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 16.9946
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 16.9871
191 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 16.9608
192 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 16.9468
193 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 16.9354
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.8786
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 16.7204
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 16.6447
197 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 16.6376
198 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 16.6098
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 16.609
200 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 16.5828
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 16.5732
202 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 16.5381
203 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 16.5072
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 16.5047
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 16.4636
206 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 16.4201
207 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.3575
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.2737
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 16.2046
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 16.1894
211 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 16.1778
212 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 16.1038
213 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.0699
214 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 16.0487
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 16.0442
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 15.9961
217 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 15.9921
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 15.9794
219 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.9618
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 15.9505
221 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 15.9185
222 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 15.8807
223 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 15.8693
224 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 15.5408
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 15.524
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 15.4879
227 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 15.4797
228 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 15.4597
229 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 15.3083
230 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 15.3075
231 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 15.2909
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 14.9337
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 14.9011
234 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 14.8913
235 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 14.7055
236 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 14.4915
237 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.3486

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1956

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Northern America 28.7901
2 Europe 28.5349
3 Oceania 26.1307
4 Asia 19.8987
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 17.8897
6 Africa 17.8509

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1956

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Northern Europe 33.0806
2 Western Europe 32.6685
3 Australia/New Zealand 28.8309
4 Southern Europe 27.5214
5 Eastern Europe 26.0857
6 Central Asia 22.1631
7 Eastern Asia 20.6162
8 Micronesia 19.6706
9 Western Asia 19.4411
10 Southern Asia 19.3703
11 Caribbean 19.0126
12 South-Eastern Asia 18.6391
13 Middle Africa 18.4317
14 South America 18.3422
15 Western Africa 18.2649
16 Southern Africa 18.1999
17 Northern Africa 18.1328
18 Melanesia 17.4623
19 Eastern Africa 16.9095
20 Central America 16.0876
21 Polynesia 15.8007

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1956

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 27.9963
2 Upper-middle-income countries 20.5088
3 Middle-income countries 20.0002
4 Lower-middle-income countries 19.4434
5 Low-income countries 17.5947
6 No income group available 15.9494

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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