Median Age by Country in 1997

In the year 1997, the world had a median age of 24.53 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 50.10 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 43.94 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan with 39.69.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen where the median is 13.82 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda with a median age of 13.96, and ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi with 14.03 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 35.68 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 33.64 years, and Oceania with 29.11 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 36.95 years. Closely followed by Southern Europe with a median age of 36.11 years, and Northern Europe with 35.86 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 34.35 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.02.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1997

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 50.1024
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 43.9416
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 39.6851
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 38.3282
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 38.3212
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 37.9699
7 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 37.934
8 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 37.6615
9 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 37.6157
10 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 37.4341
11 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 37.3123
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 37.0707
13 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 37.0537
14 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 36.8914
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 36.8675
16 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 36.7785
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 36.5101
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 36.4912
19 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 35.9993
20 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 35.9903
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 35.9712
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 35.9327
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 35.8952
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 35.8794
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 35.8459
26 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 35.7834
27 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 35.7665
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 35.6981
29 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 35.6821
30 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 35.6131
31 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 35.5163
32 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 35.3893
33 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 35.1849
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 34.7534
35 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 34.6072
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 34.5889
37 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 34.569
38 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 34.3896
39 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 34.3773
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 34.1439
41 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 33.8363
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 33.7744
43 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 33.6026
44 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 33.5258
45 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 33.4903
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 33.3957
47 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 33.345
48 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 33.3356
49 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 33.2487
50 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 32.6596
51 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 32.5478
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 32.5082
53 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 32.2254
54 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 32.2056
55 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 32.1847
56 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 32.034
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 31.7489
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 31.711
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 31.6558
60 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 31.431
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 31.2578
62 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 31.2528
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 31.2416
64 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 31.186
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 31.1096
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 30.9869
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 30.7336
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 30.6328
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 30.5714
70 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 30.5602
71 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 30.4767
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 30.2675
73 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 30.0389
74 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 29.9524
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 29.7726
76 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 29.6722
77 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 29.4198
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 29.2627
79 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 28.8867
80 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 28.7851
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 28.7487
82 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 28.2138
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 27.7418
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 27.6365
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 27.6331
86 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 27.5864
87 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 27.1797
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 26.9464
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 26.8684
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 26.7324
91 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 26.5794
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 26.5573
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 26.476
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 26.4531
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 26.2296
96 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 26.1939
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 25.8345
98 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 25.818
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 25.7147
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 25.4824
101 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 25.1691
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 25.1486
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 25.0631
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 24.9019
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 24.8259
106 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 24.7437
107 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 24.7256
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 24.4698
109 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 24.1819
110 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 23.8851
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 23.6431
112 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 23.6302
113 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 23.4289
114 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 23.2349
115 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 23.1168
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 22.8029
117 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 22.7687
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.6033
119 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 22.4664
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 22.4373
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 22.3295
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 22.3223
123 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 22.2448
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 22.1636
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 22.1215
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 22.0389
127 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 21.9765
128 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 21.9736
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 21.8079
130 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 21.7875
131 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 21.7442
132 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 21.6263
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 21.5455
134 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 21.3398
135 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 21.0986
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 21.0162
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 20.9041
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 20.8893
139 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 20.8043
140 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 20.5642
141 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 20.5466
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 20.5158
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 20.4238
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 20.3298
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 20.3196
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 20.2939
147 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 20.2527
148 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 19.8971
149 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 19.7866
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 19.6673
151 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 19.5428
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 19.4839
153 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 19.4587
154 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 19.4266
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 19.3279
156 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 19.3228
157 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 19.2077
158 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 19.176
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 18.9677
160 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 18.9546
161 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 18.8523
162 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 18.6966
163 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 18.6847
164 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 18.655
165 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 18.4595
166 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 18.3396
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 18.3306
168 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.2069
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 18.1969
170 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 18.1792
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 17.9684
172 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 17.9326
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 17.9175
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 17.9139
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 17.8118
176 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 17.7358
177 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 17.6902
178 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 17.5519
179 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.5134
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.3382
181 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 17.2103
182 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 17.1259
183 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 17.0364
184 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 17.0234
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 16.9231
186 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.917
187 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 16.8559
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.8338
189 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.8199
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 16.8019
191 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 16.7839
192 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.7748
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 16.7568
194 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.6944
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 16.6668
196 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 16.6542
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 16.519
198 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 16.4988
199 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 16.4644
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 16.4568
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 16.428
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 16.4276
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.4272
204 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.2802
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 16.2325
206 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.1763
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 16.1616
208 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.1585
209 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 16.1413
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 16.108
211 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 16.1026
212 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.0009
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 15.913
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15.8978
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 15.8757
216 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 15.767
217 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 15.7659
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 15.654
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.4636
220 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 15.462
221 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.4238
222 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.4073
223 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.3977
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.2406
225 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.2326
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 15.2058
227 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15.1917
228 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 15.188
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 15.1434
230 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.8779
231 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.6075
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.5429
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 14.4526
234 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 14.1699
235 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 14.0295
236 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 13.9594
237 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 13.818

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1997

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 35.6757
2 Northern America 33.6357
3 Oceania 29.1098
4 Asia 23.9576
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 22.3951
6 Africa 16.8197

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1997

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 36.954
2 Southern Europe 36.1126
3 Northern Europe 35.8586
4 Eastern Europe 34.6827
5 Australia/New Zealand 33.1935
6 Eastern Asia 27.9685
7 Caribbean 24.6915
8 South America 23.1002
9 South-Eastern Asia 22.5771
10 Micronesia 21.0519
11 Central Asia 20.8416
12 Polynesia 20.3822
13 Western Asia 20.3155
14 Southern Asia 20.2069
15 Central America 20.1153
16 Southern Africa 19.8468
17 Northern Africa 19.0521
18 Melanesia 18.4948
19 Western Africa 16.4561
20 Middle Africa 15.885
21 Eastern Africa 15.4733

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1997

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 34.3538
2 Upper-middle-income countries 26.3712
3 Middle-income countries 23.1959
4 No income group available 21.3496
5 Lower-middle-income countries 20.1768
6 Low-income countries 16.0206

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

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The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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