Median Age by Country in 1970

In the year 1970, the world had a median age of 20.32 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco where the median is 43.81 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with a median age of 41.33 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with 34.74.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya where the median is 13.27 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands with a median age of 13.39, and ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa with 13.41 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 30.80 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 27.00 years, and Oceania with 23.78 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Northern Europe had the highest median age of 32.46 years. Closely followed by Western Europe with a median age of 32.22 years, and Southern Europe with 30.06 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 28.43 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by No income group available with a median age of only 15.84.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1970

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 43.8052
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 41.3312
3 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 34.7417
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 34.4537
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 34.3535
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 34.1361
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 33.9845
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 33.5196
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 33.156
10 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 33.1415
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 33.1123
12 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 33.0372
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 32.9243
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 32.6983
15 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 32.6794
16 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 32.5167
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 31.954
18 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 31.8383
19 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 31.8268
20 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 31.6249
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 31.486
22 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 31.4114
23 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 31.391
24 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 31.277
25 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 30.8981
26 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 30.7715
27 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 30.4487
28 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 30.2158
29 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 29.8363
30 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 29.7155
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 29.5784
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 29.4941
33 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 29.1765
34 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 28.9133
35 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 28.8625
36 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 28.6425
37 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 28.6305
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 28.1918
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 27.6835
40 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 27.5288
41 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 27.2658
42 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 27.2373
43 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 27.2299
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 26.5844
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 26.1218
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 26.0933
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 26.0035
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 25.8113
49 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 25.7332
50 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 25.3934
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 25.3188
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 25.1733
53 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 24.9831
54 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 24.7315
55 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 24.6405
56 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 23.9101
57 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 23.7347
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 23.432
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 23.0891
60 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 22.6171
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 22.5864
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 22.5157
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 22.1388
64 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 21.9362
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 21.3485
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 21.2137
67 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 21.1799
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 21.1761
69 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 20.8303
70 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 20.7797
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 20.6895
72 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 20.5001
73 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 20.4336
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 20.2415
75 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 20.2357
76 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 20.2339
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 20.1856
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 19.9502
79 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 19.8023
80 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 19.6778
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 19.6383
82 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 19.4218
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 19.4189
84 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 19.3975
85 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 19.2174
86 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 19.1366
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 19.126
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 19.0911
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 19.0679
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 19.0155
91 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 18.9492
92 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 18.8267
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 18.7984
94 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.5495
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 18.4938
96 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 18.4711
97 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.4408
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 18.3961
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 18.2764
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 18.2642
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 18.2628
102 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.2588
103 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 18.0972
104 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 18.0249
105 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 17.9961
106 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 17.985
107 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 17.9776
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 17.9232
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.9062
110 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 17.8522
111 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 17.8385
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 17.8049
113 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 17.798
114 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 17.7456
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 17.6511
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 17.6097
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 17.5874
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 17.5622
119 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 17.5418
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 17.517
121 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 17.4801
122 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 17.3763
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 17.3497
124 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 17.3494
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 17.3412
126 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 17.3387
127 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 17.3365
128 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.3251
129 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 17.2882
130 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 17.2854
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 17.2764
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 17.229
133 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 17.214
134 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.1987
135 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 17.1924
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 17.1031
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 17.1023
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 17.0983
139 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 17.0976
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 17.0598
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 17.0265
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 16.9685
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 16.922
144 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.8929
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 16.8925
146 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 16.8247
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.8233
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 16.7999
149 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 16.7761
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 16.7703
151 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.7443
152 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 16.7024
153 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 16.6721
154 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 16.6485
155 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.6233
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 16.6099
157 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 16.6072
158 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 16.5989
159 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 16.5864
160 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 16.5273
161 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 16.4851
162 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 16.464
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 16.4554
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 16.4531
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 16.4286
166 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 16.4282
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.3848
168 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 16.3684
169 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 16.3389
170 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 16.3355
171 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 16.3306
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 16.3177
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 16.2756
174 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 16.2127
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 16.211
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 16.1834
177 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 16.1646
178 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 16.0923
179 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 16.0684
180 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 16.0384
181 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 15.9208
182 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 15.8799
183 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.8405
184 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 15.832
185 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 15.8199
186 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 15.8135
187 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 15.7834
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15.7672
189 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 15.7468
190 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 15.7341
191 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 15.6591
192 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 15.5248
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 15.524
194 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 15.5135
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.4461
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 15.4266
197 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 15.4111
198 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 15.3717
199 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 15.3534
200 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 15.3419
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15.3119
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 15.2678
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 15.2321
204 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 15.1358
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 15.1116
206 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 15.1092
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.082
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 14.9996
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 14.9913
210 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 14.9492
211 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 14.9157
212 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 14.8892
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 14.8885
214 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 14.8771
215 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 14.8766
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 14.8688
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.7992
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 14.7339
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.6358
220 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.5961
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 14.5077
222 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 14.5011
223 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 14.4871
224 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 14.4812
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 14.2885
226 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 14.2754
227 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.2752
228 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.2567
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 14.2131
230 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 14.1324
231 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 14.1317
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 13.9108
233 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 13.91
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 13.7956
235 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 13.4066
236 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 13.3942
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 13.2661

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1970

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 30.8011
2 Northern America 26.9975
3 Oceania 23.782
4 Asia 18.3756
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 17.3796
6 Africa 16.7228

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1970

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Northern Europe 32.4647
2 Western Europe 32.2214
3 Southern Europe 30.0628
4 Eastern Europe 30.0012
5 Australia/New Zealand 26.2512
6 Eastern Asia 19.0547
7 Central Asia 18.4987
8 Caribbean 18.3401
9 South America 18.0687
10 Southern Asia 17.9816
11 Southern Africa 17.584
12 Western Asia 17.5163
13 Western Africa 17.49
14 Middle Africa 17.2411
15 South-Eastern Asia 17.177
16 Micronesia 17.0813
17 Northern Africa 16.4161
18 Melanesia 16.0076
19 Eastern Africa 15.8888
20 Central America 15.2397
21 Polynesia 14.6134

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1970

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 28.4345
2 Upper-middle-income countries 18.778
3 Middle-income countries 18.4125
4 Lower-middle-income countries 17.994
5 Low-income countries 16.8646
6 No income group available 15.8412

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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