Median Age by Country in 1972

In the year 1972, the world had a median age of 20.38 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco where the median is 43.76 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with a median age of 40.37 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with 35.75.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya where the median is 13.11 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya with a median age of 13.16, and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands with 13.57 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 31.19 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 27.18 years, and Oceania with 23.99 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 32.36 years. Closely followed by Northern Europe with a median age of 32.34 years, and Eastern Europe with 30.60 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 28.54 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by No income group available with a median age of only 16.17.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1972

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 43.7581
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 40.366
3 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 35.7509
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 34.2471
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 34.1097
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 33.807
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 33.5614
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 33.5081
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 33.4666
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 33.3794
11 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 33.343
12 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 33.2589
13 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 32.9822
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 32.9499
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 32.3006
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 32.2969
17 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 32.1137
18 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 32.0914
19 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 31.976
20 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 31.9179
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 31.5342
22 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 31.4341
23 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 31.4224
24 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 31.3064
25 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 31.2344
26 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 31.1099
27 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 31.0912
28 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 30.4848
29 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 30.1022
30 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 30.065
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 29.9446
32 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 29.3682
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 29.3666
34 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 29.0682
35 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 29.0318
36 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 28.9946
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 28.8426
38 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 28.6539
39 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 27.6744
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 27.4892
41 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 27.3964
42 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 27.2494
43 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 27.2041
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 26.5894
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 26.5017
46 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 26.3488
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 26.1705
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 25.9391
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 25.8614
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 25.7617
51 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 25.6201
52 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 25.4511
53 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 25.1524
54 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 24.7811
55 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 24.6448
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 24.6005
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 23.7384
58 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 23.6675
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 23.0505
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 22.773
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 22.6926
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 22.4098
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 22.2948
64 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 21.788
65 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 21.6018
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 21.3868
67 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 21.0029
68 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 20.9782
69 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 20.9168
70 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 20.8964
71 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 20.8002
72 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 20.7722
73 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 20.7483
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 20.7438
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 20.5953
76 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 20.5698
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 20.2722
78 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 20.1153
79 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 19.9985
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 19.9462
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 19.8822
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 19.7072
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 19.6815
84 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 19.3255
85 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 19.3045
86 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 19.2328
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 19.1376
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 19.1076
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 19.0745
90 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 19.0365
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 18.9753
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 18.9213
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 18.9208
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 18.8411
95 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 18.8063
96 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.5693
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 18.4515
98 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.4433
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 18.3504
100 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 18.3405
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 18.2719
102 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 18.2618
103 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.1949
104 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 18.1761
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 18.1106
106 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 18.0901
107 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 18.089
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 18.028
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 17.9496
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 17.9384
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 17.8197
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 17.8009
113 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 17.798
114 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 17.7901
115 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 17.747
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.7011
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 17.6768
118 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 17.6659
119 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 17.6177
120 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 17.5541
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 17.5486
122 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 17.5268
123 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 17.5035
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 17.4904
125 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 17.4834
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 17.4105
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 17.3829
128 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 17.3551
129 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 17.2862
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 17.2141
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 17.1863
132 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 17.1837
133 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 17.1737
134 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 17.0811
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 17.0716
136 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.0644
137 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 16.9718
138 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.9356
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 16.9121
140 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.9118
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 16.8937
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 16.8861
143 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 16.8639
144 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 16.8488
145 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 16.8472
146 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 16.8466
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.8206
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.8144
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 16.806
150 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 16.7919
151 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 16.7642
152 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 16.7493
153 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 16.7492
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 16.7375
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 16.7348
156 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 16.6794
157 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.6704
158 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 16.6625
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.6341
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 16.6073
161 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 16.6071
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 16.5969
163 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 16.5889
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 16.4925
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 16.4899
166 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.4168
167 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 16.3897
168 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 16.3666
169 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 16.3544
170 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 16.3453
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 16.3385
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 16.2405
173 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 16.2374
174 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 16.2241
175 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 16.2118
176 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 16.2005
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.1621
178 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 16.1573
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 16.1111
180 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 16.1028
181 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 16.0794
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 16.0489
183 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 16.0299
184 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 16.0204
185 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 15.8807
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 15.8662
187 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 15.8606
188 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.8423
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 15.8411
190 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 15.8085
191 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 15.7787
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15.7686
193 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 15.7642
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 15.7631
195 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 15.6589
196 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 15.6269
197 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 15.6014
198 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 15.5786
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 15.5761
200 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 15.5725
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 15.4413
202 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 15.3156
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.2966
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 15.2819
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 15.2683
206 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 15.2609
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15.2224
208 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 15.2158
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 15.2152
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 15.105
211 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 15.0875
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 15.0689
213 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 14.99
214 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 14.9695
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 14.9617
216 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 14.8842
217 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 14.8819
218 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 14.8714
219 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 14.7396
220 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.739
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 14.6428
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.631
223 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 14.6218
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 14.5606
225 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.5404
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.4997
227 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 14.4239
228 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 14.4177
229 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 14.3887
230 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.1939
231 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 14.0396
232 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 13.9497
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 13.7741
234 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 13.6886
235 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 13.5738
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 13.1612
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 13.113

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1972

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 31.1886
2 Northern America 27.1781
3 Oceania 23.9898
4 Asia 18.5037
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 17.5861
6 Africa 16.6142

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1972

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 32.3553
2 Northern Europe 32.3413
3 Eastern Europe 30.6019
4 Southern Europe 30.2893
5 Australia/New Zealand 26.2743
6 Eastern Asia 19.2696
7 Central Asia 18.5663
8 Caribbean 18.5327
9 South America 18.3076
10 Southern Asia 17.9974
11 Southern Africa 17.708
12 Western Asia 17.6179
13 Western Africa 17.3198
14 South-Eastern Asia 17.2645
15 Micronesia 16.9897
16 Middle Africa 16.9889
17 Northern Africa 16.4345
18 Melanesia 15.8776
19 Eastern Africa 15.7387
20 Central America 15.379
21 Polynesia 14.8409

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1972

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 28.5357
2 Upper-middle-income countries 19.0077
3 Middle-income countries 18.5375
4 Lower-middle-income countries 17.9865
5 Low-income countries 16.6439
6 No income group available 16.1684

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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