Median Age by Country in 2002

In the year 2002, the world had a median age of 25.68 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 53.54 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 45.00 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan with 41.41.

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 14.02, and ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad with 14.40 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 37.28 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 34.76 years, and Oceania with 30.12 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 38.61 years. Closely followed by Southern Europe with a median age of 37.88 years, and Northern Europe with 37.05 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 35.84 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.10.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2002

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 53.5422
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 44.9958
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 41.4061
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 39.9235
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 39.8649
6 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 39.1744
7 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 39.045
8 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 38.99
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 38.866
10 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 38.6202
11 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 38.4289
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 38.3931
13 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 38.2465
14 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 38.2363
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 38.0067
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 37.9126
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 37.8626
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 37.81
19 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 37.7243
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 37.7124
21 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 37.6845
22 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 37.6363
23 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 37.5999
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 37.5332
25 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 37.4209
26 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 37.3802
27 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 37.2632
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 37.2065
29 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 37.0988
30 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 37.0632
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 37.0449
32 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 37.0092
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 36.816
34 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 36.7059
35 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 36.6588
36 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 36.5747
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 36.532
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 36.5099
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 36.333
40 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 36.2088
41 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 36.1744
42 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 36.1632
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 36.1542
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 36.0492
45 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 36.0102
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 34.892
47 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 34.8455
48 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 34.7069
49 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 34.5344
50 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 34.4423
51 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 34.3311
52 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 34.3168
53 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 34.1554
54 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 34.0916
55 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 33.9844
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 33.8924
57 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 33.8115
58 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 33.5648
59 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 33.5646
60 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 33.2331
61 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 33.1754
62 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 33.1149
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 32.9673
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 32.7972
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 32.7751
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 32.671
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 32.365
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 32.3579
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 32.3439
70 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 32.0244
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 31.9577
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 31.8971
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 31.8655
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 31.7763
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 31.6238
76 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 31.5932
77 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 31.2326
78 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 31.1787
79 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 31.0303
80 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 30.9614
81 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 30.229
82 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 30.0735
83 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 30.0615
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 29.9523
85 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 29.6054
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 29.3765
87 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 29.3278
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 28.8348
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 28.7008
90 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 28.5051
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 28.4735
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 28.3439
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 27.8929
94 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 27.7443
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 27.5085
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 27.3132
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 27.1619
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 27.1096
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 27.1073
100 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 27.068
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 26.9619
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 26.792
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 26.6231
104 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 26.3533
105 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 26.3499
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 26.3309
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 26.1544
108 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 26.1401
109 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 26.086
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 25.8568
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 25.1671
112 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 25.093
113 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 25.002
114 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 24.9983
115 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 24.319
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 24.3184
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 24.2989
118 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 24.26
119 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 24.0362
120 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 23.9325
121 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 23.9319
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 23.9172
123 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 23.8415
124 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 23.8216
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 23.6516
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 23.5616
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 23.4243
128 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 23.2578
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 22.9918
130 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 22.8039
131 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.7381
132 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 22.6258
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 22.6103
134 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 22.592
135 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 22.5108
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 22.4002
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.1686
138 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 22.1329
139 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 22.123
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 22.0112
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 21.9237
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 21.8307
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 21.8307
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 21.8224
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 21.7007
146 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 21.6926
147 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 21.5968
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 21.5392
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 21.5367
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 21.4696
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 21.4415
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 21.2316
153 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 20.8286
154 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 20.818
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 20.6995
156 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 20.4645
157 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 20.3388
158 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 20.2822
159 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 20.2058
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 20.1211
161 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 19.9324
162 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 19.8756
163 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 19.604
164 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 19.5102
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 19.4845
166 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 19.3343
167 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 18.9638
168 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 18.9492
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 18.8815
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 18.81
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 18.7872
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 18.7354
173 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 18.7279
174 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.6212
175 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.5797
176 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 18.5785
177 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 18.5571
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 18.5345
179 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 18.5023
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 18.4624
181 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 18.2671
182 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 17.9956
183 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 17.9531
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 17.6935
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 17.686
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 17.6381
187 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 17.6354
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.5977
189 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 17.5315
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.5205
191 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 17.4732
192 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 17.4587
193 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 17.4026
194 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 17.325
195 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.2156
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 17.1754
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 17.0594
198 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 17.0495
199 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 17.041
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 16.992
201 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.9642
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 16.8373
203 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 16.8113
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.7043
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 16.663
206 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.628
207 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.5855
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 16.4486
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.4466
210 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.4062
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 16.3401
212 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 16.3027
213 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.3013
214 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 16.1915
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.1371
216 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 16.0751
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.0265
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 15.9686
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 15.9266
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 15.9173
221 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 15.8759
222 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.7602
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.6964
224 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15.6492
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 15.5326
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.5111
227 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 15.508
228 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 15.2654
229 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.194
230 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.136
231 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.1162
232 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 15.0722
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.8033
234 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 14.6087
235 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.401
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 14.0247
237 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 13.7768

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2002

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 37.2834
2 Northern America 34.7551
3 Oceania 30.1247
4 Asia 25.4522
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 23.771
6 Africa 17.3389

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2002

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 38.6143
2 Southern Europe 37.8772
3 Northern Europe 37.0536
4 Eastern Europe 36.0533
5 Australia/New Zealand 34.7047
6 Eastern Asia 30.7918
7 Caribbean 26.0078
8 South America 24.4906
9 South-Eastern Asia 24.0704
10 Central Asia 21.9779
11 Micronesia 21.975
12 Polynesia 21.5091
13 Western Asia 21.4608
14 Central America 21.4574
15 Southern Asia 21.1542
16 Southern Africa 21.0332
17 Northern Africa 20.5002
18 Melanesia 19.1444
19 Western Africa 16.7109
20 Middle Africa 15.8198
21 Eastern Africa 15.6913

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2002

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 35.8415
2 Upper-middle-income countries 28.6233
3 Middle-income countries 24.4562
4 No income group available 22.6473
5 Lower-middle-income countries 21.1571
6 Low-income countries 16.1008

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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