Median Age by Country in 1971

In the year 1971, the world had a median age of 20.33 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco where the median is 43.72 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with a median age of 40.90 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with 35.24.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya where the median is 13.21 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya with a median age of 13.38, and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands with 13.43 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 31.01 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 27.07 years, and Oceania with 23.86 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Northern Europe had the highest median age of 32.40 years. Closely followed by Western Europe with a median age of 32.26 years, and Eastern Europe with 30.33 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 28.48 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by No income group available with a median age of only 16.00.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1971

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 43.7237
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 40.9021
3 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 35.2434
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 34.3383
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 34.2637
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 33.8974
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 33.8842
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 33.4138
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 33.2773
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 33.2634
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 33.1985
12 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 33.1974
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 33.0387
14 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 32.8256
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 32.3936
16 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 32.2966
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 32.1313
18 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 31.9093
19 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 31.7151
20 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 31.6837
21 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 31.6165
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 31.5156
23 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 31.4867
24 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 31.4818
25 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 31.121
26 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 30.9572
27 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 30.799
28 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 30.1292
29 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 30.049
30 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 29.969
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 29.7598
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 29.4839
33 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 29.1884
34 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 29.1495
35 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 28.9406
36 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 28.9022
37 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 28.73
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 28.5189
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 27.6476
40 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 27.5608
41 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 27.2911
42 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 27.2583
43 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 27.225
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 26.5521
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 26.2974
46 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 26.0797
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 26.0318
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 25.9222
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 25.8391
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 25.7469
51 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 25.507
52 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 25.1934
53 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 24.92
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 24.8129
55 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 24.6765
56 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 24.2672
57 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 23.7208
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 23.6082
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 22.7641
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 22.7341
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 22.6084
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 22.4478
63 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 21.7618
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 21.7562
65 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 21.4907
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 21.2842
67 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 21.0928
68 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 20.886
69 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 20.836
70 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 20.7477
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 20.6904
72 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 20.6731
73 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 20.6415
74 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 20.6353
75 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 20.5963
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 20.4013
77 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 20.2067
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 20.1535
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 20.1118
80 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 19.829
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 19.7141
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 19.6438
83 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 19.3808
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 19.3724
85 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 19.3205
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 19.1417
87 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 19.1322
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 18.9962
89 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 18.9687
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 18.946
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 18.9372
92 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 18.913
93 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 18.9027
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 18.6174
95 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.5606
96 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.4358
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 18.4157
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 18.3795
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 18.3011
100 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 18.2548
101 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.2246
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 18.1989
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 18.185
104 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 18.0878
105 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 18.0876
106 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 18.0741
107 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 17.9762
108 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 17.8934
109 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 17.8797
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 17.843
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 17.8417
112 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 17.8173
113 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 17.8129
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.7999
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 17.7557
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 17.7176
117 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 17.6852
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 17.6759
119 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 17.5641
120 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 17.5449
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 17.5063
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 17.5057
123 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 17.4988
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 17.4844
125 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 17.4312
126 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 17.4265
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 17.3981
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 17.3568
129 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 17.3286
130 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 17.1906
131 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.1842
132 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 17.1596
133 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 17.1095
134 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.0739
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 17.046
136 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 17.0448
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 17.0337
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 16.9908
139 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 16.975
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 16.9484
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.9334
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 16.9228
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.9186
144 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 16.9165
145 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.9074
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 16.8564
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 16.8459
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 16.8388
149 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 16.8017
150 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 16.7566
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.7259
152 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 16.7137
153 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.6957
154 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 16.6928
155 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 16.6922
156 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 16.6658
157 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 16.5709
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 16.5324
159 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 16.5312
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 16.5208
161 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.5204
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 16.5028
163 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 16.5005
164 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 16.5
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 16.4792
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 16.4532
167 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 16.412
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 16.3983
169 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 16.3961
170 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 16.3687
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.2662
172 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 16.2446
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 16.2338
174 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 16.2315
175 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 16.2022
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 16.1638
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 16.1397
178 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 16.1155
179 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 16.1097
180 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 15.9813
181 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 15.9811
182 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 15.9474
183 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 15.9382
184 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 15.8728
185 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.8372
186 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 15.8299
187 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 15.8243
188 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 15.7885
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15.773
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 15.7544
191 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 15.7408
192 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 15.5583
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 15.5181
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 15.4983
195 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 15.4945
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 15.4871
197 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 15.4809
198 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 15.4747
199 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 15.4659
200 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 15.4281
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 15.4175
202 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 15.3604
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 15.3226
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.3037
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 15.2542
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15.2542
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 15.1635
208 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 15.1563
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 15.078
210 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.0314
211 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 14.9878
212 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 14.9459
213 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 14.9208
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 14.8901
215 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 14.8803
216 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 14.8019
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 14.7729
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 14.7682
219 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.6661
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 14.6491
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.6403
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.6394
223 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 14.629
224 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 14.5592
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 14.4305
226 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.3856
227 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 14.3555
228 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 14.2674
229 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.2305
230 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 14.2167
231 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 14.087
232 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 13.8558
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 13.8303
234 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 13.54
235 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 13.4339
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 13.3754
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 13.2089

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1971

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 31.0109
2 Northern America 27.0717
3 Oceania 23.8617
4 Asia 18.4182
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 17.4723
6 Africa 16.6669

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1971

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Northern Europe 32.3993
2 Western Europe 32.2648
3 Eastern Europe 30.332
4 Southern Europe 30.1978
5 Australia/New Zealand 26.234
6 Eastern Asia 19.1238
7 Central Asia 18.5328
8 Caribbean 18.4185
9 South America 18.1837
10 Southern Asia 17.9842
11 Southern Africa 17.6199
12 Western Asia 17.5271
13 Western Africa 17.4065
14 South-Eastern Asia 17.2066
15 Middle Africa 17.109
16 Micronesia 17.0317
17 Northern Africa 16.4204
18 Melanesia 15.9177
19 Eastern Africa 15.8205
20 Central America 15.2895
21 Polynesia 14.7044

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1971

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 28.4758
2 Upper-middle-income countries 18.8614
3 Middle-income countries 18.4557
4 Lower-middle-income countries 17.9828
5 Low-income countries 16.7519
6 No income group available 15.998

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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