Median Age by Country in 2001

In the year 2001, the world had a median age of 25.47 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 52.78 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 44.84 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan with 41.06.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda where the median is 13.78 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan with a median age of 14.06, and ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen with 14.42 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 36.98 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 34.55 years, and Oceania with 29.93 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 38.27 years. Closely followed by Southern Europe with a median age of 37.55 years, and Northern Europe with 36.80 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 35.54 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.07.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2001

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 52.7805
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 44.8392
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 41.0557
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 39.5796
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 39.4461
6 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 38.866
7 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 38.838
8 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 38.6759
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 38.6069
10 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 38.4835
11 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 38.1366
12 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 38.1099
13 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 38.0479
14 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 37.9437
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 37.6888
16 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 37.6056
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 37.5674
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 37.5438
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 37.4916
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 37.4038
21 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 37.3336
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 37.2442
23 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 37.2428
24 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 37.1339
25 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 37.0643
26 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 37.0099
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 36.978
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 36.9317
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 36.802
30 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 36.7667
31 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 36.7665
32 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 36.717
33 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 36.5623
34 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 36.2374
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 36.2147
36 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 36.1921
37 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 36.1743
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 36.1464
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 36.0249
40 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 35.9998
41 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 35.872
42 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 35.8148
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 35.7329
44 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 35.6222
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 35.5432
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 34.6571
47 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 34.5694
48 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 34.4148
49 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 34.3518
50 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 34.1185
51 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 34.0824
52 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 34.0214
53 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 33.7513
54 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 33.7123
55 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 33.6125
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 33.395
57 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 33.2776
58 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 33.2469
59 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 33.2079
60 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 32.8557
61 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 32.8021
62 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 32.6552
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 32.6057
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 32.513
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 32.3712
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 32.2273
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 32.2254
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 32.0745
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 31.8796
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 31.665
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 31.654
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 31.5822
73 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 31.5776
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 31.5567
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 31.2049
76 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 31.1291
77 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 31.0867
78 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 30.8436
79 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 30.7934
80 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 30.5243
81 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 30.0007
82 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 29.5948
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 29.509
84 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 29.4947
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 29.0562
86 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 29.025
87 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 28.9556
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 28.7477
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 28.3234
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 28.1724
91 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 28.0808
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 27.9907
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 27.6073
94 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 27.3936
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 27.1208
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 26.9315
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 26.9229
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 26.9127
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 26.7949
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 26.6863
101 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 26.6795
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 26.5972
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 26.2867
104 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 26.0456
105 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 26.0204
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 25.9871
107 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 25.6692
108 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 25.5117
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 25.4254
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 25.4209
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 24.816
112 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 24.7665
113 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 24.6599
114 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 24.6495
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 24.0096
116 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 23.9322
117 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 23.8315
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 23.7596
119 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 23.6738
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 23.5739
121 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 23.555
122 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 23.5514
123 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 23.4311
124 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 23.3984
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 23.2802
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 23.2715
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 23.1715
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 22.9302
129 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 22.8224
130 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.754
131 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 22.5045
132 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 22.3629
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 22.3346
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.1935
135 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 22.1196
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 22.0921
137 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 21.9529
138 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 21.784
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 21.7349
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 21.6733
141 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 21.6552
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 21.6368
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 21.5798
144 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 21.3905
145 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 21.363
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 21.3358
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 21.2759
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 21.2157
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 21.1872
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 21.1277
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 21.1097
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 21.0795
153 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 20.5151
154 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 20.5001
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 20.4212
156 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 20.2182
157 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 20.1729
158 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 19.96
159 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 19.9407
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 19.8502
161 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 19.7611
162 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 19.6125
163 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 19.4691
164 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 19.3231
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 19.2313
166 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 19.1749
167 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 18.7728
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 18.7392
169 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 18.6794
170 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 18.6295
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 18.6068
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 18.461
173 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.4528
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 18.4521
175 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.4482
176 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 18.4459
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 18.301
178 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 18.2791
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 18.2776
180 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 18.2118
181 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 18.0271
182 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 17.9159
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 17.7178
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.5647
185 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 17.5175
186 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 17.5047
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 17.4983
188 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 17.4237
189 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.388
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 17.386
191 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 17.3637
192 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 17.2595
193 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.2567
194 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 17.2503
195 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 17.2017
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 17.0734
197 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 17.0318
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 16.9261
199 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 16.901
200 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.893
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 16.8617
202 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 16.8294
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.6955
204 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.534
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.5181
206 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 16.423
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 16.4092
208 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.3678
209 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.3638
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 16.3348
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 16.3018
212 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.2324
213 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.1941
214 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 16.151
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 16.1083
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 16.0675
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.0382
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 15.892
219 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 15.8498
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 15.8077
221 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.7688
222 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 15.7458
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.6426
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 15.6302
225 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15.5302
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.4638
227 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 15.4395
228 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.2255
229 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.1976
230 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 15.1147
231 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.1043
232 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 14.8623
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.7152
234 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.4652
235 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 14.4228
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 14.0595
237 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 13.7778

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2001

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 36.9777
2 Northern America 34.5495
3 Oceania 29.9331
4 Asia 25.1792
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 23.4771
6 Africa 17.2377

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2001

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 38.2685
2 Southern Europe 37.5499
3 Northern Europe 36.8047
4 Eastern Europe 35.8349
5 Australia/New Zealand 34.478
6 Eastern Asia 30.2201
7 Caribbean 25.7681
8 South America 24.1874
9 South-Eastern Asia 23.7799
10 Micronesia 21.7699
11 Central Asia 21.7358
12 Polynesia 21.265
13 Western Asia 21.1999
14 Central America 21.1832
15 Southern Asia 20.9585
16 Southern Africa 20.7496
17 Northern Africa 20.2046
18 Melanesia 19.0249
19 Western Africa 16.6771
20 Middle Africa 15.8017
21 Eastern Africa 15.6416

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2001

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 35.5373
2 Upper-middle-income countries 28.1861
3 Middle-income countries 24.2225
4 No income group available 22.3819
5 Lower-middle-income countries 20.9539
6 Low-income countries 16.0706

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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