Median Age by Country in 2009

In the year 2009, the world had a median age of 27.10 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 55.12 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 47.48 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena with 44.58.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda where the median is 13.97 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan with a median age of 14.27, and ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger with 14.46 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 39.03 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 36.18 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 40.99 years. Closely followed by Southern Europe with a median age of 40.04 years, and Northern Europe with 38.37 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 37.64 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.52.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2009

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 55.125
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 47.4777
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 44.5786
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 43.8508
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 42.8168
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 42.1221
7 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 41.0375
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 40.9419
9 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 40.8637
10 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 40.7674
11 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 40.6219
12 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 40.5601
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 40.4433
14 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 40.3079
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 40.2408
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 40.1567
17 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 40.0803
18 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 39.9917
19 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 39.9614
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 39.9548
21 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 39.8317
22 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 39.7041
23 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 39.5915
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 39.5111
25 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 39.5086
26 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 39.4568
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 39.4313
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 39.4208
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 39.0445
30 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 39.0337
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 38.9524
32 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 38.8862
33 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 38.6629
34 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 38.6588
35 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 38.538
36 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 38.4803
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 38.4325
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 38.3899
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 38.3138
40 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 38.2158
41 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 37.9208
42 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 37.8368
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 37.8151
44 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 37.8077
45 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 37.5613
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 37.4426
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 37.0567
48 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 37.0512
49 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 37.035
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 36.8835
51 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 36.8268
52 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 36.8036
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 36.7436
54 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 36.7353
55 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 36.6643
56 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 36.4222
57 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 36.3005
58 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 36.2822
59 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 36.2717
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 36.0496
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 35.9229
62 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 35.9148
63 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 35.8154
64 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 35.6549
65 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 35.5631
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 35.2883
67 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 35.0158
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 34.8817
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 34.7487
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 34.3722
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 34.1628
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 34.0842
73 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 34.0317
74 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 33.8156
75 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 33.6807
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 33.642
77 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 32.9724
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 32.9286
79 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 32.8497
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 32.8414
81 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 32.7305
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 32.6377
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 32.6084
84 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 32.5861
85 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 32.2165
86 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 31.9748
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 31.6498
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 31.493
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 31.3013
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 31.1561
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 31.1138
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 31.0149
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 29.9948
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 29.9618
95 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 29.8956
96 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 29.8556
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 29.8016
98 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 29.2859
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 28.9877
100 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 28.9833
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 28.8963
102 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 28.8529
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 28.6593
104 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 28.5451
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 28.3326
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 28.2401
107 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 28.2209
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 28.2151
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 28.1548
110 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 28.0404
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 27.9947
112 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 27.7452
113 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 27.6968
114 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 27.5984
115 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 27.5081
116 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 27.4376
117 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 27.4366
118 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 27.3239
119 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 27.26
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 26.8985
121 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 26.7816
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 26.6557
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 26.4144
124 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 26.297
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 26.225
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 26.0338
127 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 25.9162
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 25.8763
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 25.8332
130 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 25.6761
131 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 25.4384
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 25.402
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 25.014
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 24.8836
135 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 24.718
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 24.6977
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 24.64
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 24.5892
139 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 24.584
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 24.5307
141 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 24.4973
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 24.1226
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 23.9742
144 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 23.7852
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 23.6681
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 23.6637
147 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 23.5722
148 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 23.5139
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 23.3041
150 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 23.1472
151 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 23.0893
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.895
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 22.7878
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 22.7846
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 22.7663
156 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 22.5485
157 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 22.4756
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 22.4147
159 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 22.1804
160 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 21.926
161 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 21.6829
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 21.6413
163 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 21.5832
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 21.4272
165 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 21.291
166 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 21.0277
167 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 20.7999
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 20.6131
169 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 20.5985
170 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 20.5977
171 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 20.5697
172 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 20.5533
173 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 20.2156
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 20.1975
175 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 20.1448
176 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 20.101
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 19.9925
178 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 19.9376
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 19.9112
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 19.8103
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 19.7579
182 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 19.6094
183 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 19.5865
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 19.3337
185 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 19.2586
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 19.1968
187 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 19.106
188 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 19.0928
189 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 19.0636
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 19.0518
191 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 18.5963
192 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 18.5335
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 18.4512
194 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 18.1626
195 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 18.1527
196 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 17.8391
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 17.8349
198 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.7069
199 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 17.6534
200 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 17.4741
201 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 17.4709
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.3613
203 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.2864
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 17.2041
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 17.1955
206 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 17.0557
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 17.0366
208 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 17.0301
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.9683
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 16.9272
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 16.9159
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 16.879
213 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 16.8371
214 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.7724
215 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.7488
216 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 16.6865
217 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.6095
218 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.388
219 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.3479
220 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 16.3139
221 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 16.2095
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 16.1758
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.0868
224 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15.9927
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.9643
226 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.9098
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 15.8902
228 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 15.7213
229 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.718
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15.6145
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 15.3672
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.354
233 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 14.6939
234 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.6407
235 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.4627
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 14.2696
237 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 13.9675

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2009

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 39.0327
2 Northern America 36.1849
3 Oceania 30.74
4 Asia 27.3111
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 26.0422
6 Africa 17.9388

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2009

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 40.9908
2 Southern Europe 40.0439
3 Northern Europe 38.3741
4 Eastern Europe 37.2949
5 Australia/New Zealand 35.8797
6 Eastern Asia 34.4832
7 Caribbean 27.6053
8 South America 26.9032
9 South-Eastern Asia 26.2689
10 Central Asia 23.6746
11 Micronesia 23.5155
12 Central America 23.4734
13 Polynesia 23.4499
14 Western Asia 23.4185
15 Southern Asia 22.8817
16 Southern Africa 22.8439
17 Northern Africa 22.5256
18 Melanesia 20.0978
19 Western Africa 16.7435
20 Eastern Africa 16.1064
21 Middle Africa 15.9794

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2009

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 37.64
2 Upper-middle-income countries 31.201
3 Middle-income countries 26.2052
4 No income group available 24.547
5 Lower-middle-income countries 22.7575
6 Low-income countries 16.5192

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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