Median Age by Country in 2008

In the year 2008, the world had a median age of 26.89 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 55.21 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 46.70 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena with 44.33.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda where the median is 13.90 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan with a median age of 14.04, and ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger with 14.54 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 38.81 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 35.99 years, and Oceania with 30.74 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 40.68 years. Closely followed by Southern Europe with a median age of 39.71 years, and Northern Europe with 38.22 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 37.40 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.46.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2008

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 55.2083
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 46.6998
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 44.3345
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 43.4885
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 42.4238
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 41.7962
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 40.6919
8 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 40.6566
9 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 40.6038
10 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 40.4163
11 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 40.3927
12 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 40.2839
13 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 40.0907
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 40.054
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 39.9325
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 39.813
17 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 39.7107
18 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 39.7029
19 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 39.6616
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 39.66
21 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 39.6242
22 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 39.5894
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 39.2471
24 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 39.1796
25 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 39.1657
26 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 39.1221
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 39.0472
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 38.9232
29 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 38.8366
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 38.7937
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 38.6819
32 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 38.6672
33 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 38.4575
34 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 38.3414
35 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 38.321
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 38.309
37 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 38.2994
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 38.1743
39 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 38.1339
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 37.7154
41 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 37.7113
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 37.6743
43 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 37.4379
44 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 37.4042
45 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 37.3274
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 37.2961
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 37.0637
48 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 36.7128
49 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 36.669
50 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 36.573
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 36.5392
52 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 36.4239
53 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 36.3299
54 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 36.2833
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 36.1288
56 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 36.0747
57 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 36.0342
58 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 35.9143
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 35.8467
60 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 35.7942
61 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 35.7341
62 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 35.4745
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 35.452
64 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 35.4131
65 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 35.0661
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 34.99
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 34.5589
68 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 34.5034
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 34.3902
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 34.2047
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 33.8408
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 33.759
73 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 33.5867
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 33.5384
75 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 33.4739
76 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 33.2421
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 32.7022
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 32.6632
79 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 32.6336
80 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 32.516
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 32.4917
82 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 32.4677
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 32.3282
84 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 32.3009
85 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 31.8619
86 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 31.3792
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 31.0116
88 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 30.9549
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 30.8494
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 30.8299
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 30.7539
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 30.6587
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 29.7328
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 29.6387
95 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 29.5309
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 29.4507
97 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 29.4322
98 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 28.8475
99 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 28.6278
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 28.6036
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 28.6013
102 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 28.4843
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 28.4239
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 28.1903
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 28.0588
106 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 27.968
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 27.9588
108 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 27.9226
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 27.89
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 27.639
111 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 27.5723
112 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 27.3236
113 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 27.3175
114 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 27.1004
115 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 27.0278
116 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 27.0
117 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 26.8983
118 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 26.8807
119 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 26.8667
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 26.6337
121 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 26.424
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 26.2417
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 26.1295
124 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 25.8781
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 25.8079
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 25.7823
127 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 25.6379
128 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 25.4069
129 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 25.4041
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 25.3165
131 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 25.2066
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 25.0893
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 24.6081
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 24.4601
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 24.3264
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 24.2728
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 24.2678
138 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 24.2387
139 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 24.2357
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 24.1659
141 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 24.1657
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 23.8267
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 23.6015
144 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 23.534
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 23.3973
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 23.3891
147 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 23.2231
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 23.0451
149 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 22.9896
150 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.9528
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.8608
152 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 22.8275
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 22.5736
154 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 22.4628
155 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 22.2893
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 22.2514
157 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 22.187
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 22.1613
159 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 21.949
160 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 21.6734
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 21.435
162 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 21.3406
163 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 21.3051
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 21.2105
165 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 20.823
166 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 20.8074
167 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 20.5369
168 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 20.4713
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 20.3816
170 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 20.3714
171 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 20.3039
172 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 20.3009
173 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 20.1536
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 20.0126
175 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 19.9956
176 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 19.9014
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 19.7464
178 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 19.709
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 19.6842
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 19.579
181 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 19.4615
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 19.441
183 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 19.3363
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 19.0916
185 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 19.0828
186 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 18.9654
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 18.9556
188 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 18.9081
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 18.8764
190 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 18.8262
191 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 18.4077
192 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 18.4026
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 18.1902
194 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 18.0786
195 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 17.9104
196 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 17.7794
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 17.719
198 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 17.6091
199 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.508
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.3768
201 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 17.3585
202 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 17.3491
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 17.2823
204 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.1822
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 17.0193
206 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 16.972
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 16.9437
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.9057
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 16.8798
210 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.8289
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 16.8152
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 16.77
213 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.7503
214 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.6785
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 16.6194
216 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 16.5742
217 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.4739
218 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.3856
219 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.3216
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.1512
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 16.0876
222 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 16.0746
223 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 16.0153
224 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 15.9544
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.9494
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 15.8814
227 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 15.7537
228 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.7506
229 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.7409
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15.6878
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.4182
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 15.2752
233 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 14.685
234 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.6179
235 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.5367
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 14.0439
237 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 13.9037

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2008

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 38.8091
2 Northern America 35.9945
3 Oceania 30.7356
4 Asia 27.0313
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 25.6981
6 Africa 17.8731

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2008

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 40.6848
2 Southern Europe 39.7079
3 Northern Europe 38.2216
4 Eastern Europe 37.124
5 Australia/New Zealand 35.776
6 Eastern Asia 34.0095
7 Caribbean 27.3841
8 South America 26.5323
9 South-Eastern Asia 25.9355
10 Central Asia 23.4429
11 Micronesia 23.3385
12 Polynesia 23.1883
13 Central America 23.1788
14 Western Asia 23.1241
15 Southern Asia 22.6114
16 Southern Africa 22.584
17 Northern Africa 22.2611
18 Melanesia 19.9511
19 Western Africa 16.75
20 Eastern Africa 16.0326
21 Middle Africa 15.9722

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2008

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 37.3981
2 Upper-middle-income countries 30.9077
3 Middle-income countries 25.9327
4 No income group available 24.2812
5 Lower-middle-income countries 22.5214
6 Low-income countries 16.4591

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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