Median Age by Country in 1986

In the year 1986, the world had a median age of 22.22 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 43.02 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 42.71 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with 38.29.

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 13.87, and ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen with 13.92 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 32.71 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 30.64 years, and Oceania with 26.69 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 34.44 years. Closely followed by Northern Europe with a median age of 34.15 years, and Southern Europe with 32.44 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 31.29 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.24.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1986

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 43.0176
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 42.7136
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 38.2872
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 36.8501
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 36.0058
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 35.378
7 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 35.3514
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 35.34
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 34.9869
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 34.9321
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 34.8748
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 34.6127
13 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 34.4699
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 34.4153
15 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 34.3973
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 34.3593
17 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 34.2951
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 34.2721
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 34.2146
20 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 34.0939
21 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 33.7914
22 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 33.5902
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 33.4632
24 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 33.4526
25 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 33.3636
26 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 33.331
27 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 32.9758
28 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 32.9427
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 32.5766
30 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 32.3715
31 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 31.9769
32 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 31.8147
33 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 31.5
34 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 31.414
35 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 31.1981
36 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 31.1662
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 31.0184
38 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 30.9428
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 30.9085
40 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 30.6692
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 30.5678
42 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 30.5159
43 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 30.3715
44 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 30.0973
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 30.0605
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 30.0518
47 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 29.3418
48 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 29.2944
49 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 28.9231
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 28.8237
51 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 28.7887
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 28.6794
53 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 28.5498
54 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 28.0399
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 27.8548
56 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 27.8384
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 27.7952
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 27.7454
59 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 27.5763
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 27.5488
61 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 27.2947
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 26.604
63 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 26.5703
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 26.5428
65 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 26.4819
66 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 26.4761
67 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 26.3857
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 26.2419
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 26.0708
70 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 25.7549
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 25.5301
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 25.519
73 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 25.3665
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 25.2408
75 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 25.1587
76 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 25.0052
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 24.8682
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 24.4628
79 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 24.4573
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 24.3992
81 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 24.1245
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 23.9054
83 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 23.8819
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 23.7047
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 23.6448
86 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 23.5937
87 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 23.4507
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 23.3589
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 23.1079
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 22.8933
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 22.8663
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 22.6698
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.5433
94 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 22.1404
95 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 22.1057
96 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 22.0385
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 21.9868
98 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 21.9123
99 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 21.9026
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 21.8889
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 21.8792
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 21.8037
103 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 21.8011
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 21.7279
105 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 21.561
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 21.3543
107 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 21.3197
108 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 21.2388
109 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 21.1402
110 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 21.0994
111 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 20.903
112 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 20.6792
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 20.5842
114 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 20.5195
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 20.514
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 20.506
117 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 20.495
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 20.0458
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 20.0233
120 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 19.9478
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 19.868
122 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 19.8424
123 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 19.7261
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 19.6916
125 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 19.6683
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 19.6455
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 19.621
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 19.562
129 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 19.4635
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 19.4048
131 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 19.3935
132 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 19.2209
133 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 19.1543
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 19.0165
135 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 18.9983
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 18.9078
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 18.8104
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 18.7941
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 18.6625
140 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.6624
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 18.6461
142 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 18.6377
143 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 18.6145
144 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 18.6107
145 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 18.4955
146 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 18.4522
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 18.4292
148 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.3053
149 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.2655
150 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 18.2351
151 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 18.2162
152 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 18.1633
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 18.1519
154 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 18.1292
155 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.1246
156 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 18.0363
157 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 17.9836
158 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 17.8386
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 17.664
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 17.6074
161 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 17.5331
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 17.5039
163 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 17.4168
164 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.4027
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 17.3304
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 17.3291
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 17.2978
168 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 17.2735
169 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 17.2453
170 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 17.1899
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 17.1782
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 17.1778
173 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 17.1037
174 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 17.0929
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 17.0405
176 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 16.8518
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 16.6773
178 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 16.5887
179 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 16.5598
180 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 16.5587
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.4929
182 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.4745
183 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 16.4741
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 16.3903
185 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.3798
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 16.3413
187 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 16.3137
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 16.2981
189 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.2877
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.2576
191 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 16.1708
192 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.1442
193 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 16.1221
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 16.0564
195 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.0463
196 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 16.0368
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 15.9781
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15.948
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.94
200 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 15.9315
201 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15.9263
202 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 15.9038
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 15.8674
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15.8472
205 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 15.8309
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 15.7652
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 15.6542
208 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 15.6537
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15.6096
210 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 15.5995
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 15.5777
212 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 15.5646
213 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 15.4522
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 15.4397
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 15.4323
216 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 15.3779
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 15.3264
218 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 15.3132
219 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 15.3102
220 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.2884
221 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 15.2473
222 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.2451
223 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.2388
224 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 15.1919
225 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 14.9637
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 14.9234
227 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 14.8315
228 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 14.7836
229 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 14.7752
230 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 14.6748
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.6179
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.3549
233 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 14.2417
234 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.1367
235 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 13.9164
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 13.8704
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 13.3063

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1986

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 32.7061
2 Northern America 30.6372
3 Oceania 26.6867
4 Asia 20.9614
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 19.9022
6 Africa 16.3555

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1986

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 34.4427
2 Northern Europe 34.1463
3 Southern Europe 32.4394
4 Eastern Europe 31.5512
5 Australia/New Zealand 29.8399
6 Eastern Asia 22.979
7 Caribbean 21.6731
8 South America 20.6637
9 Central Asia 20.404
10 South-Eastern Asia 19.5749
11 Micronesia 19.3245
12 Southern Asia 18.9478
13 Western Asia 18.6287
14 Southern Africa 18.5912
15 Polynesia 18.1682
16 Central America 17.4303
17 Melanesia 17.4004
18 Northern Africa 17.243
19 Middle Africa 16.2561
20 Western Africa 16.158
21 Eastern Africa 15.3864

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1986

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 31.2908
2 Upper-middle-income countries 22.2438
3 Middle-income countries 20.6656
4 No income group available 19.0159
5 Lower-middle-income countries 18.838
6 Low-income countries 16.2424

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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