Median Age by Country in 1985

In the year 1985, the world had a median age of 22.04 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco where the median is 42.70 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with a median age of 42.44 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with 38.11.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands where the median is 13.34 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya with a median age of 13.79, and ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen with 14.05 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 32.51 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 30.33 years, and Oceania with 26.45 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 34.24 years. Closely followed by Northern Europe with a median age of 34.01 years, and Southern Europe with 32.16 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 31.04 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.25.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1985

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 42.6983
2 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 42.4419
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 38.1124
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 36.6067
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 35.9106
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 35.1515
7 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 35.1287
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 35.0775
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 34.774
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 34.5707
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 34.4552
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 34.371
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 34.3103
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 34.2183
15 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 34.1951
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 34.1682
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 34.1623
18 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 34.1475
19 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 34.0773
20 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 33.7294
21 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 33.6111
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 33.4725
23 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 33.3582
24 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 33.1926
25 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 33.1343
26 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 33.0892
27 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 32.9287
28 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 32.7028
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 32.1747
30 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 32.1543
31 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 32.0592
32 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 31.5276
33 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 31.3115
34 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 31.1195
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 30.9979
36 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 30.9841
37 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 30.9096
38 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 30.757
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 30.5955
40 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 30.3774
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 30.3179
42 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 30.2566
43 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 29.9735
44 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 29.8239
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 29.7781
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 29.6553
47 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 29.2587
48 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 29.0435
49 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 28.6571
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 28.603
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 28.5083
52 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 28.4159
53 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 28.1934
54 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 27.8725
55 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 27.5608
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 27.3561
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 27.3484
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 27.2311
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 27.0597
60 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 27.0311
61 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 26.9037
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 26.2924
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 26.1797
64 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 26.1628
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 26.0462
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 26.0372
67 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 26.033
68 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 25.9981
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 25.9561
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 25.5805
71 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 25.3302
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 25.1466
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 24.8536
74 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 24.7933
75 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 24.789
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 24.7197
77 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 24.5034
78 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 24.0855
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 24.0136
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 23.9288
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 23.6744
82 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 23.6517
83 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 23.4521
84 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 23.309
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 23.1966
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 23.048
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 23.0398
88 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 22.6858
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.4792
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 22.4487
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 22.4038
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 22.3957
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 22.3793
94 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 22.1937
95 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 21.8812
96 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 21.7779
97 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 21.661
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 21.5993
99 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 21.5978
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 21.5422
101 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 21.5378
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 21.4889
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 21.4856
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 21.2662
105 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 21.1119
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 20.9933
107 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 20.8687
108 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 20.8672
109 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 20.6298
110 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 20.5999
111 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 20.4811
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 20.385
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 20.3678
114 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 20.3493
115 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 20.3092
116 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 20.2841
117 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 20.1674
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 20.0607
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 19.8075
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 19.7822
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 19.7117
122 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 19.5467
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 19.5223
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 19.4791
125 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 19.4729
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 19.37
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 19.3664
128 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 19.2997
129 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 19.2382
130 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 19.2159
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 19.1714
132 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 19.0091
133 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 18.9482
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 18.848
135 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 18.7953
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 18.6888
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 18.6771
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 18.6494
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 18.625
140 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 18.613
141 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 18.5572
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 18.5114
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 18.495
144 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 18.4854
145 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 18.3973
146 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.3608
147 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.3127
148 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 18.312
149 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.2825
150 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 18.217
151 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.1917
152 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 18.0287
153 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 18.0091
154 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 17.971
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 17.9293
156 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 17.8619
157 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 17.8445
158 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 17.726
159 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 17.5842
160 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.4285
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 17.4243
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 17.4194
163 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 17.4051
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 17.3709
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 17.3386
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 17.2113
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 17.201
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 17.1583
169 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 17.1393
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 17.11
171 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 17.0391
172 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 17.021
173 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 17.0202
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 16.8923
175 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 16.6849
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 16.6638
177 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 16.6424
178 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 16.6002
179 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 16.5915
180 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.5375
181 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 16.4766
182 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 16.4603
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.4319
184 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.4052
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 16.3503
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 16.3331
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.2618
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 16.2473
189 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 16.2295
190 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.226
191 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 16.2248
192 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.2065
193 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.1859
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 16.1636
195 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 16.1048
196 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 16.0459
197 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 16.0355
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 15.999
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15.9821
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.979
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 15.9283
202 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 15.9059
203 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 15.8889
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15.8224
205 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 15.7878
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15.7521
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 15.7447
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 15.6783
209 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 15.6312
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 15.5532
211 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 15.5521
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 15.4949
213 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 15.4697
214 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 15.4399
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 15.4035
216 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 15.352
217 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 15.332
218 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 15.3259
219 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.2915
220 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 15.2548
221 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.2491
222 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.2333
223 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 15.2261
224 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 15.1434
225 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 15.0766
226 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 15.0208
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 14.7844
228 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 14.7813
229 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 14.7159
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.5331
231 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 14.479
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.2999
233 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 14.1697
234 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.1004
235 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 14.0484
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 13.7863
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 13.3385

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1985

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 32.5149
2 Northern America 30.3348
3 Oceania 26.4528
4 Asia 20.7009
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 19.6979
6 Africa 16.3521

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1985

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 34.2411
2 Northern Europe 34.0137
3 Southern Europe 32.1648
4 Eastern Europe 31.3682
5 Australia/New Zealand 29.5477
6 Eastern Asia 22.7344
7 Caribbean 21.3868
8 South America 20.4623
9 Central Asia 20.3102
10 South-Eastern Asia 19.3517
11 Micronesia 19.0773
12 Southern Asia 18.8866
13 Southern Africa 18.5172
14 Western Asia 18.5148
15 Polynesia 17.9227
16 Melanesia 17.3307
17 Central America 17.2301
18 Northern Africa 17.1579
19 Middle Africa 16.2896
20 Western Africa 16.2386
21 Eastern Africa 15.376

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1985

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 31.0446
2 Upper-middle-income countries 21.9111
3 Middle-income countries 20.4576
4 No income group available 18.8154
5 Lower-middle-income countries 18.7727
6 Low-income countries 16.2456

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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