Median Age by Country in 1988

In the year 1988, the world had a median age of 22.60 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 44.36 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 42.91 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with 38.26.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands where the median is 13.29 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen with a median age of 13.71, and ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya with 14.04 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 33.12 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 31.24 years, and Oceania with 27.15 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 34.82 years. Closely followed by Northern Europe with a median age of 34.40 years, and Southern Europe with 33.04 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 31.82 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.23.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1988

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 44.3642
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 42.9125
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 38.2596
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 37.2254
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 36.227
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 35.9748
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 35.7928
8 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 35.686
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 35.5447
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 35.4743
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 35.1673
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 35.0518
13 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 35.0503
14 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 34.8299
15 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 34.8248
16 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 34.7394
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 34.6617
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 34.5923
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 34.5347
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 34.2367
21 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 34.1433
22 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 34.0915
23 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 34.0681
24 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 33.8091
25 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 33.7284
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 33.5045
27 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 33.4359
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 33.4275
29 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 33.0494
30 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 32.9698
31 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 32.3933
32 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 32.3406
33 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 32.0199
34 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 31.8478
35 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 31.6547
36 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 31.5889
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 31.5583
38 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 31.3865
39 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 31.2566
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 31.1939
41 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 31.1446
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 31.0932
43 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 31.054
44 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 30.7568
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 30.7117
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 30.5816
47 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 29.8238
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 29.5547
49 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 29.5381
50 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 29.4593
51 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 29.4184
52 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 29.3837
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 29.2709
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 29.1033
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 28.7185
56 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 28.6623
57 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 28.5667
58 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 28.4312
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 28.3337
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 28.1599
61 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 28.1307
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 27.6418
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 27.3666
64 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 27.3531
65 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 27.352
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 27.1578
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 26.8019
68 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 26.6276
69 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 26.5798
70 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 26.4473
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 26.2382
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 26.1244
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 26.0462
74 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 26.0204
75 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 25.929
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 25.5631
77 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 25.4324
78 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 25.3854
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 25.1292
80 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 25.1192
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 25.0901
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 24.938
83 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 24.865
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 24.8389
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 24.7338
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 24.5417
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 24.3719
88 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 24.1673
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 24.0759
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 23.8145
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 23.7264
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 23.3331
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 23.0656
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 22.9383
95 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 22.9351
96 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 22.9197
97 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 22.7522
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.6323
99 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 22.5686
100 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 22.5627
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 22.5276
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 22.514
103 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 22.4703
104 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.4523
105 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 22.3234
106 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 22.2556
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 22.1252
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 21.9455
109 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 21.5466
110 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 21.4829
111 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 21.357
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 21.2827
113 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 21.1296
114 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 21.0054
115 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 20.9413
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 20.6755
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 20.6387
118 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 20.6059
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 20.5155
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 20.4617
121 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 20.4245
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 20.2185
123 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 20.213
124 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 20.177
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 20.1638
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 20.0881
127 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 19.9742
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 19.9097
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 19.7448
130 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 19.7059
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 19.5881
132 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 19.5615
133 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 19.5476
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 19.4051
135 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 19.3914
136 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 19.3893
137 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 19.1799
138 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 19.1461
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 19.0822
140 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 19.0772
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 19.0485
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 18.9817
143 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 18.882
144 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 18.7986
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 18.7438
146 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 18.6954
147 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 18.6374
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 18.5727
149 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 18.4639
150 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.3594
151 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 18.2822
152 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 18.2783
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 18.1559
154 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 18.1529
155 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.1421
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 18.1231
157 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 18.0883
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 18.0852
159 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 17.9808
160 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 17.97
161 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 17.9129
162 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 17.8147
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 17.7264
164 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 17.7179
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 17.6718
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 17.65
167 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 17.4799
168 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 17.4297
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 17.3714
170 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 17.3396
171 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.3006
172 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 17.2585
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 17.2557
174 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 17.1758
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 17.1425
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 17.0166
177 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 16.8774
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 16.7147
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 16.6923
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.635
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 16.5579
182 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 16.5244
183 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 16.4953
184 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 16.4268
185 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.4185
186 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.3988
187 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 16.3702
188 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.3146
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.3044
190 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 16.2243
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 16.2122
192 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 16.1396
193 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 16.1072
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.0854
195 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 16.0786
196 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.0709
197 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.0276
198 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 16.0084
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15.9988
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 15.9512
201 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.9085
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15.8999
203 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.8774
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.7948
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 15.7637
206 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 15.7358
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 15.7293
208 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 15.7233
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.6712
210 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15.6625
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 15.5952
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 15.5437
213 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 15.4474
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15.4155
215 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.4085
216 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 15.3809
217 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 15.354
218 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 15.353
219 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 15.3478
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 15.3201
221 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.2903
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 15.2308
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 15.2038
224 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 15.1314
225 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 15.0991
226 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.0958
227 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 15.0702
228 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 14.9401
229 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 14.8305
230 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 14.7606
231 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 14.6155
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.4838
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.4494
234 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.2014
235 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 14.0352
236 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 13.7129
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 13.29

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1988

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 33.1211
2 Northern America 31.2437
3 Oceania 27.1473
4 Asia 21.4197
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 20.3103
6 Africa 16.3889

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1988

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 34.8249
2 Northern Europe 34.4005
3 Southern Europe 33.0443
4 Eastern Europe 31.9898
5 Australia/New Zealand 30.3884
6 Eastern Asia 23.765
7 Caribbean 22.2403
8 South America 21.0745
9 Central Asia 20.5212
10 South-Eastern Asia 20.0428
11 Micronesia 19.8636
12 Southern Asia 19.0996
13 Southern Africa 19.0597
14 Western Asia 18.8868
15 Polynesia 18.7087
16 Central America 17.837
17 Melanesia 17.5166
18 Northern Africa 17.4175
19 Middle Africa 16.1964
20 Western Africa 16.0854
21 Eastern Africa 15.3836

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1988

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 31.8155
2 Upper-middle-income countries 22.9157
3 Middle-income countries 21.0372
4 No income group available 19.4049
5 Lower-middle-income countries 18.9937
6 Low-income countries 16.2326

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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