Median Age by Country in 1999

In the year 1999, the world had a median age of 25.02 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 51.30 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 44.34 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan with 40.36.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda where the median is 13.83 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen with a median age of 14.09, and ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan with 14.22 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 36.34 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 34.10 years, and Oceania with 29.53 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 37.60 years. Closely followed by Southern Europe with a median age of 36.85 years, and Northern Europe with 36.32 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 34.93 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.03.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1999

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 51.2984
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 44.3366
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 40.362
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 38.9224
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 38.66
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 38.3022
7 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 38.2949
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 38.2379
9 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 38.2193
10 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 38.0472
11 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 37.8633
12 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 37.691
13 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 37.617
14 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 37.3835
15 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 37.3693
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 37.141
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 37.034
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 37.0166
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 36.7328
20 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 36.6878
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 36.558
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 36.5343
23 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 36.5233
24 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 36.4748
25 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 36.4188
26 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 36.4147
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 36.3576
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 36.3239
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 36.184
30 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 36.141
31 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 36.1359
32 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 35.972
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 35.9545
34 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 35.6575
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 35.4304
36 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 35.4095
37 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 35.3049
38 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 35.2795
39 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 35.2715
40 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 35.1659
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 34.8903
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 34.6112
43 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 34.5695
44 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 34.4084
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 34.3672
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 34.0951
47 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 34.0266
48 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 33.9506
49 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 33.8237
50 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 33.6529
51 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 33.5391
52 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 33.4225
53 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 33.1779
54 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 32.9606
55 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 32.6445
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 32.5888
57 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 32.5747
58 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 32.5291
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 32.1763
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 32.1236
61 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 32.049
62 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 32.0321
63 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 31.9188
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 31.9123
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 31.8314
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 31.6635
67 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 31.5854
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 31.4893
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 31.4552
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 31.2427
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 31.0479
72 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 30.8034
73 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 30.791
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 30.7256
75 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 30.3792
76 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 30.2768
77 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 30.2485
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 30.1903
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 30.1336
80 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 29.5002
81 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 29.4796
82 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 28.7083
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 28.6237
84 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 28.5546
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 28.4041
86 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 28.3439
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 28.3232
88 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 27.7175
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 27.5835
90 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 27.5756
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 27.4259
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 27.0598
93 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 26.9541
94 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 26.7824
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 26.6626
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 26.5738
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 26.4104
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 26.2297
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 26.1276
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 26.1044
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 26.0802
102 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 25.9149
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 25.894
104 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 25.3688
105 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 25.3614
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 25.2422
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 24.9125
108 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 24.7717
109 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 24.557
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 24.4295
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 24.1769
112 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 24.1752
113 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 24.0227
114 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 23.9252
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 23.3972
116 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 23.3212
117 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 23.0161
118 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.9749
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 22.936
120 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 22.9323
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 22.9319
122 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 22.8731
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 22.7913
124 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 22.7807
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 22.7678
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 22.7341
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 22.646
128 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.5434
129 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 22.4653
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.3785
131 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 22.0523
132 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 21.8752
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 21.8593
134 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 21.8465
135 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 21.5949
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 21.4765
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 21.3746
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 21.1864
139 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 21.1465
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 21.1207
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 21.0885
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 21.0525
143 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 21.0288
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 20.9961
145 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 20.9414
146 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 20.7969
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 20.732
148 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 20.7246
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 20.6556
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 20.3263
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 20.2529
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 20.0885
153 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 19.9403
154 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 19.9291
155 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 19.8477
156 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 19.8081
157 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 19.7491
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 19.5393
159 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 19.4934
160 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 19.3999
161 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 19.35
162 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 19.1321
163 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 19.1043
164 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 18.97
165 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 18.7792
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 18.6807
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 18.5048
168 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 18.4335
169 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 18.4146
170 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.3084
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 18.2995
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 18.2932
173 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 18.2836
174 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.1585
175 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 18.1297
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 18.0216
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 17.9505
178 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 17.8337
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 17.7894
180 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 17.6925
181 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 17.6246
182 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 17.5342
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.4765
184 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.3378
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 17.3013
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 17.1813
187 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 17.1274
188 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 17.0596
189 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 16.9977
190 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.9915
191 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 16.9825
192 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.9551
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 16.9209
194 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 16.9086
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 16.9044
196 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 16.8696
197 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 16.8293
198 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.7699
199 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 16.7091
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.6947
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 16.6354
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 16.5804
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.5458
204 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 16.5125
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 16.4072
206 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.3742
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.3528
208 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.3398
209 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.2813
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 16.2529
211 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.099
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 16.093
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15.992
214 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 15.945
215 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 15.9416
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 15.8775
217 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.8527
218 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 15.8011
219 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.7912
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 15.7842
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 15.6455
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.5468
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 15.485
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.3527
225 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15.3301
226 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.3242
227 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 15.3098
228 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.2988
229 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.1482
230 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 14.9528
231 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.8389
232 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.6186
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.5841
234 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 14.4808
235 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 14.2206
236 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 14.0922
237 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 13.8338

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1999

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 36.3398
2 Northern America 34.1038
3 Oceania 29.5294
4 Asia 24.5916
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 22.9176
6 Africa 17.0293

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1999

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 37.5992
2 Southern Europe 36.8451
3 Northern Europe 36.3193
4 Eastern Europe 35.304
5 Australia/New Zealand 33.9014
6 Eastern Asia 29.0947
7 Caribbean 25.2537
8 South America 23.6218
9 South-Eastern Asia 23.1912
10 Micronesia 21.3757
11 Central Asia 21.282
12 Polynesia 20.8422
13 Western Asia 20.7201
14 Central America 20.6377
15 Southern Asia 20.5649
16 Southern Africa 20.207
17 Northern Africa 19.6188
18 Melanesia 18.7654
19 Western Africa 16.5909
20 Middle Africa 15.79
21 Eastern Africa 15.559

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1999

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 34.9291
2 Upper-middle-income countries 27.2987
3 Middle-income countries 23.7345
4 No income group available 21.861
5 Lower-middle-income countries 20.5553
6 Low-income countries 16.0285

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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