Median Age by Country in 1976

In the year 1976, the world had a median age of 20.84 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco where the median is 43.73 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with a median age of 38.66 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with 37.71.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya where the median is 13.12 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan with a median age of 13.79, and ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte with 13.81 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 31.31 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 28.05 years, and Oceania with 24.63 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 32.94 years. Closely followed by Northern Europe with a median age of 32.35 years, and Southern Europe with 30.32 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 28.92 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.40.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1976

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 43.7332
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 38.6606
3 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 37.7143
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 34.7681
5 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 34.2515
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 33.9995
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 33.9221
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 33.872
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 33.8355
10 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 33.432
11 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 33.2712
12 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 33.2361
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 33.2099
14 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 32.9771
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 32.8387
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 32.6644
17 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 32.5202
18 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 32.3843
19 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 32.2092
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 32.0102
21 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 31.9283
22 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 31.8551
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 31.7251
24 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 31.5739
25 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 31.3107
26 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 30.8479
27 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 30.8031
28 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 30.7472
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 30.53
30 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 30.1969
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 30.04
32 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 29.9788
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 29.5421
34 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 29.4973
35 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 29.2144
36 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 29.1343
37 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 28.9856
38 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 28.8696
39 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 28.7564
40 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 28.2015
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 27.781
42 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 27.5798
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 27.5445
44 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 27.5101
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 27.4197
46 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 27.2876
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 27.1801
48 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 26.7289
49 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 26.2797
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 26.2545
51 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 25.9932
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 25.9175
53 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 25.5472
54 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 25.5221
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 25.4983
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 25.0492
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 24.6524
58 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 24.5561
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 24.5292
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 24.4732
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 24.132
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 23.2506
63 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 23.193
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 22.7571
65 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 22.6102
66 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 22.3885
67 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 22.288
68 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 22.1126
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 21.8821
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 21.8283
71 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 21.7048
72 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 21.6319
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 21.5198
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 21.3819
75 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 21.2973
76 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 21.2238
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 21.1129
78 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 21.0966
79 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 21.0887
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 21.0771
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 20.9942
82 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 20.8587
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 20.5409
84 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 20.4213
85 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 20.1229
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 20.1098
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 19.8135
88 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 19.7992
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 19.7484
90 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 19.573
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 19.4885
92 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 19.4444
93 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 19.3661
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 19.1876
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 19.1295
96 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 19.0978
97 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 18.9833
98 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 18.7984
99 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 18.6667
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 18.6511
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 18.6359
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 18.6305
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 18.6278
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 18.5648
105 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.5464
106 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 18.5235
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 18.5136
108 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.5015
109 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 18.4695
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 18.4323
111 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 18.4097
112 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 18.3628
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 18.348
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 18.3317
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 18.2577
116 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 18.2474
117 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 18.2345
118 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.1361
119 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 18.1339
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 18.0684
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 17.9351
122 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 17.9149
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 17.7587
124 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 17.653
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 17.6476
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 17.6334
127 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 17.6317
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 17.5952
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 17.5882
130 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 17.5823
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 17.5144
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 17.5115
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 17.4431
134 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 17.4274
135 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 17.389
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 17.3758
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 17.3529
138 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 17.308
139 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 17.2777
140 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 17.271
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.2366
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 17.2348
143 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 17.2305
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 17.2254
145 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 17.2127
146 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 17.1478
147 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 17.0653
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 16.9858
149 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 16.9847
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 16.9574
151 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 16.9559
152 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 16.9535
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 16.9439
154 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 16.9409
155 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 16.9353
156 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 16.8655
157 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 16.825
158 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.7627
159 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 16.746
160 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 16.726
161 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 16.7175
162 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 16.7117
163 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.7095
164 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 16.7063
165 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.6921
166 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 16.6844
167 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.6706
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 16.641
169 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 16.6064
170 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.5991
171 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 16.5742
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 16.5594
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.5496
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 16.4772
175 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 16.4769
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.4592
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 16.3722
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.3698
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 16.3643
180 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 16.3306
181 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 16.3165
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 16.3056
183 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 16.2201
184 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 16.1599
185 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 16.1556
186 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 16.0986
187 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 16.072
188 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.0525
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 16.0039
190 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 15.9901
191 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 15.9882
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 15.9734
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 15.9645
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 15.9581
195 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 15.9563
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 15.9003
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 15.8981
198 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 15.8739
199 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 15.8721
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15.8524
201 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.7757
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 15.7145
203 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 15.6758
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 15.6301
205 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 15.5697
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.5396
207 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 15.4712
208 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 15.4541
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15.451
210 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 15.4495
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 15.412
212 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 15.3526
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 15.3047
214 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 15.2919
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 15.2792
216 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 15.2662
217 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 15.1826
218 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.0979
219 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.0396
220 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 15.0293
221 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 14.9892
222 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 14.9814
223 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 14.8317
224 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 14.7499
225 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 14.7328
226 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 14.5523
227 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 14.5264
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.4783
229 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 14.466
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.1292
231 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 14.1172
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 14.0224
233 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 13.8484
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 13.8287
235 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 13.807
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 13.7932
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 13.115

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1976

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 31.3111
2 Northern America 28.0477
3 Oceania 24.6336
4 Asia 19.1144
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 18.1169
6 Africa 16.4695

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1976

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 32.9356
2 Northern Europe 32.3513
3 Southern Europe 30.3181
4 Eastern Europe 30.1209
5 Australia/New Zealand 27.098
6 Eastern Asia 20.3314
7 Caribbean 19.2044
8 Central Asia 18.9064
9 South America 18.8839
10 Southern Asia 18.2113
11 Southern Africa 18.1613
12 Western Asia 17.8627
13 South-Eastern Asia 17.7085
14 Micronesia 17.4295
15 Western Africa 16.9906
16 Middle Africa 16.6126
17 Northern Africa 16.5588
18 Melanesia 16.175
19 Central America 15.7854
20 Polynesia 15.6211
21 Eastern Africa 15.5164

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1976

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 28.9228
2 Upper-middle-income countries 19.9453
3 Middle-income countries 19.0914
4 Lower-middle-income countries 18.1553
5 No income group available 16.9591
6 Low-income countries 16.3997

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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