Median Age by Country in 1980

In the year 1980, the world had a median age of 21.50 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco where the median is 43.18 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with a median age of 39.89 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with 37.54.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands where the median is 13.31 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya with a median age of 13.32, and ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte with 13.89 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 31.56 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 28.96 years, and Oceania with 25.40 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 33.30 years. Closely followed by Northern Europe with a median age of 32.97 years, and Southern Europe with 30.96 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 29.88 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.28.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1980

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 43.1767
2 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 39.8929
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 37.5382
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 35.7896
5 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 35.108
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 33.9303
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 33.7811
8 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 33.7665
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 33.7248
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 33.6975
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 33.6645
12 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 33.6073
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 33.3216
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 33.3134
15 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 33.2561
16 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 33.1778
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 33.084
18 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 32.9382
19 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 32.7087
20 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 32.5653
21 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 32.5518
22 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 32.5241
23 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 32.4883
24 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 32.3634
25 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 31.9357
26 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 31.7796
27 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 31.7617
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 31.6387
29 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 31.4385
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 30.6871
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 30.6068
32 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 30.5626
33 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 30.3591
34 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 30.3524
35 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 30.1096
36 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 29.9005
37 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 29.7532
38 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 29.613
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 29.1999
40 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 29.0663
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 29.0482
42 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 28.9587
43 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 28.8656
44 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 28.5369
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 28.3916
46 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 28.1376
47 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 27.8782
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 27.7806
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 27.4758
50 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 27.3392
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 27.2295
52 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 26.8598
53 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 26.8358
54 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 26.8244
55 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 26.0367
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 25.9403
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 25.8503
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 25.6566
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 25.5266
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 25.463
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 25.1572
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 25.133
63 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 24.9028
64 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 24.5292
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 24.3288
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 24.2371
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 24.0578
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 23.9535
69 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 23.6535
70 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 23.5462
71 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 23.5376
72 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 23.5261
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 23.172
74 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 23.0631
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 22.8405
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 22.5628
77 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 22.5229
78 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 22.3725
79 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 22.1874
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 22.1705
81 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 22.0972
82 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 21.9627
83 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 21.9008
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 21.551
85 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 21.466
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 21.3816
87 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 21.3262
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 21.2331
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 21.1738
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 20.8831
91 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 20.8382
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 20.727
93 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 20.6781
94 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 20.5778
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 20.5304
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 20.495
97 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 20.2869
98 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 20.1525
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 19.9291
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 19.9173
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 19.8736
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 19.7811
103 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 19.5901
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 19.5817
105 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 19.5385
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 19.5364
107 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 19.2534
108 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 19.2085
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 19.2074
110 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 19.1192
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 19.0639
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 19.0365
113 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 19.0072
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 18.95
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 18.9474
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 18.9451
117 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 18.8694
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 18.763
119 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 18.7133
120 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 18.6925
121 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 18.6557
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 18.5892
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 18.582
124 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 18.5542
125 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.439
126 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.4308
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 18.4145
128 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 18.3242
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 18.2872
130 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 18.1942
131 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.1826
132 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 18.1257
133 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 18.1229
134 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 18.0616
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 18.0401
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 18.0013
137 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 17.9725
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 17.939
139 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 17.9151
140 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 17.9118
141 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 17.8738
142 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 17.7746
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 17.7659
144 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 17.7646
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 17.6635
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 17.5497
147 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 17.5347
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 17.5307
149 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 17.5205
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 17.4824
151 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 17.4749
152 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 17.4462
153 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 17.3456
154 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 17.3413
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 17.2711
156 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 17.2334
157 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.2025
158 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 17.1991
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 17.1633
160 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 17.0546
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 17.0369
162 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.9926
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 16.9569
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 16.9396
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 16.8451
166 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 16.7523
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 16.7231
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 16.6299
169 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 16.6254
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 16.6138
171 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 16.6044
172 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 16.599
173 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.5836
174 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 16.5757
175 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 16.543
176 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.5044
177 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 16.5036
178 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 16.4937
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 16.4931
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 16.4821
181 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.447
182 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.4263
183 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 16.4035
184 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 16.3981
185 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 16.3957
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 16.3464
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.33
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 16.3172
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.2814
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.2622
191 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 16.2514
192 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 16.2316
193 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 16.1945
194 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 16.1633
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 16.1162
196 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.9942
197 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 15.9129
198 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 15.9085
199 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 15.9037
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15.8898
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15.8771
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 15.8664
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.8269
204 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 15.8257
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 15.7969
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 15.7696
207 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 15.6881
208 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 15.5718
209 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 15.5285
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 15.5218
211 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 15.5132
212 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.4715
213 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 15.4524
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 15.4065
215 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 15.3614
216 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 15.315
217 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 15.3094
218 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.2857
219 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 15.2635
220 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 15.2597
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 15.2581
222 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.227
223 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 15.0908
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 15.0856
225 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 15.0256
226 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 14.93
227 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 14.8807
228 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 14.8139
229 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 14.4157
230 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 14.254
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 14.1347
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.1202
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.0449
234 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 13.9327
235 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 13.8882
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 13.3165
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 13.3079

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1980

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 31.5623
2 Northern America 28.965
3 Oceania 25.401
4 Asia 19.8809
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 18.7409
6 Africa 16.4123

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1980

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 33.303
2 Northern Europe 32.9706
3 Southern Europe 30.9621
4 Eastern Europe 30.4577
5 Australia/New Zealand 28.1418
6 Eastern Asia 21.8092
7 Caribbean 20.0669
8 Central Asia 19.555
9 South America 19.5392
10 Southern Africa 18.8007
11 Southern Asia 18.5415
12 South-Eastern Asia 18.4154
13 Micronesia 18.1769
14 Western Asia 18.0308
15 Melanesia 16.8416
16 Northern Africa 16.7728
17 Western Africa 16.6828
18 Polynesia 16.6219
19 Middle Africa 16.4826
20 Central America 16.3139
21 Eastern Africa 15.3679

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1980

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 29.8794
2 Upper-middle-income countries 21.1252
3 Middle-income countries 19.7426
4 Lower-middle-income countries 18.4545
5 No income group available 17.7897
6 Low-income countries 16.2809

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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