Median Age by Country in 1968

In the year 1968, the world had a median age of 20.40 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco where the median is 44.26 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with a median age of 41.90 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden with 34.73.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa where the median is 13.20 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands with a median age of 13.35, and ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya with 13.40 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 30.38 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 27.03 years, and Oceania with 23.84 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Northern Europe had the highest median age of 32.64 years. Closely followed by Western Europe with a median age of 32.22 years, and Southern Europe with 29.81 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 28.34 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by No income group available with a median age of only 15.59.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1968

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 44.2581
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 41.9042
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 34.7344
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 34.5438
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 34.3001
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 34.2072
7 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 33.6986
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 33.4788
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 33.3373
10 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 33.2215
11 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 32.9936
12 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 32.9484
13 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 32.8075
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 32.7835
15 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 32.462
16 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 32.4566
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 32.0845
18 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 31.8454
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 31.685
20 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 31.5902
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 31.4439
22 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 30.9811
23 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 30.7963
24 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 30.6467
25 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 30.605
26 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 30.3199
27 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 30.2607
28 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 29.7463
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 29.676
30 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 29.5489
31 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 29.4813
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 29.1341
33 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 28.8281
34 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 28.6919
35 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 28.3029
36 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 28.166
37 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 28.0213
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 27.7529
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 27.5736
40 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 27.5439
41 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 27.3164
42 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 27.1205
43 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 27.075
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 26.8352
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 26.6802
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 26.5427
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 25.8745
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 25.7564
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 25.5924
50 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 25.033
51 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 24.968
52 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 24.7417
53 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 24.6387
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 24.3996
55 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 24.3834
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 23.7766
57 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 23.7184
58 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 23.2998
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 23.0869
60 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 22.9801
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 22.663
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 22.3911
63 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 21.7967
64 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 21.6786
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 21.577
66 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 21.4049
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 21.2504
68 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 20.9568
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 20.9501
70 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 20.7702
71 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 20.722
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 20.6066
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 20.5687
74 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 20.265
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 20.2372
76 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 20.0635
77 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 19.7329
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 19.6633
79 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 19.5141
80 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 19.5004
81 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 19.4656
82 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 19.4541
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 19.3553
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 19.3204
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 19.3172
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 19.2309
87 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 19.2205
88 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 19.2141
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 19.1675
90 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 19.1392
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 18.7692
92 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 18.7122
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 18.5791
94 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.5176
95 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.506
96 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 18.4812
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 18.4166
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 18.4155
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 18.3932
100 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.3389
101 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 18.2777
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 18.2339
103 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 18.2316
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 18.2177
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 18.205
106 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 18.1858
107 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 18.1701
108 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 18.1169
109 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 17.9995
110 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 17.9518
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 17.9454
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 17.8728
113 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 17.8537
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 17.8255
115 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 17.7973
116 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 17.787
117 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.6255
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 17.6219
119 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 17.5943
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 17.546
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 17.5368
122 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.5281
123 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 17.5155
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 17.4717
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 17.4327
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 17.4307
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 17.4181
128 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 17.412
129 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 17.3887
130 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 17.3858
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 17.3542
132 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 17.2943
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 17.2801
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 17.1545
135 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 17.118
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 17.0627
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 17.0608
138 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 17.0404
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 17.0396
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 17.0168
141 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.9524
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 16.9519
143 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 16.9373
144 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 16.9274
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 16.9143
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 16.9097
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 16.9041
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 16.8966
149 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 16.8552
150 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.8361
151 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.8315
152 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 16.8176
153 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 16.8167
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 16.7926
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 16.7767
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 16.7597
157 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 16.757
158 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 16.7468
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 16.6676
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.6506
161 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 16.5566
162 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 16.5234
163 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 16.5172
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 16.506
165 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 16.4728
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 16.4612
167 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 16.4277
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 16.4196
169 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 16.4158
170 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 16.3624
171 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 16.3217
172 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 16.3038
173 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 16.2777
174 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 16.2756
175 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 16.2653
176 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 16.2128
177 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 16.1524
178 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 16.1228
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 16.1073
180 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 16.0791
181 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 15.9006
182 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 15.8854
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.8844
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 15.8692
185 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 15.8404
186 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.8383
187 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 15.7766
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15.7367
189 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 15.7291
190 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 15.7061
191 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 15.6496
192 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 15.6072
193 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 15.5775
194 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 15.5622
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 15.5611
196 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 15.4843
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15.4399
198 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 15.4312
199 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 15.386
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 15.3315
201 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 15.2349
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 15.2284
203 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.1933
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 15.1422
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 15.1225
206 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 15.1112
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 15.0573
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 15.0149
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 14.9288
210 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 14.9248
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 14.8998
212 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 14.876
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 14.8673
214 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 14.8282
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 14.7981
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 14.6702
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.6109
218 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 14.598
219 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 14.5961
220 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 14.5443
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 14.5383
222 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 14.5141
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 14.4994
224 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.4698
225 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.3899
226 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 14.3553
227 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 14.3542
228 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 14.2404
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 14.1674
230 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 14.1623
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 14.1546
232 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 14.0731
233 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.0701
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 14.0695
235 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 13.4017
236 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 13.3493
237 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 13.1955

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1968

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 30.3803
2 Northern America 27.0326
3 Oceania 23.8374
4 Asia 18.3899
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 17.2555
6 Africa 16.8499

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1968

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Northern Europe 32.6432
2 Western Europe 32.2161
3 Southern Europe 29.8136
4 Eastern Europe 29.2537
5 Australia/New Zealand 26.444
6 Eastern Asia 19.068
7 Central Asia 18.4612
8 Caribbean 18.3207
9 Southern Asia 18.0043
10 South America 17.8682
11 Western Africa 17.6757
12 Western Asia 17.6702
13 Southern Africa 17.6009
14 Middle Africa 17.4979
15 South-Eastern Asia 17.2013
16 Micronesia 17.0155
17 Northern Africa 16.458
18 Melanesia 16.2144
19 Eastern Africa 16.0104
20 Central America 15.2474
21 Polynesia 14.533

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1968

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 28.3441
2 Upper-middle-income countries 18.7703
3 Middle-income countries 18.4284
4 Lower-middle-income countries 18.0494
5 Low-income countries 17.0877
6 No income group available 15.5932

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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