Median Age by Country in 2016

In the year 2016, the world had a median age of 28.70 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 56.72 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 53.51 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan with 46.32.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger where the median is 14.39 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic with a median age of 14.50, and ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad with 14.72 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 40.63 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 37.02 years, and Oceania with 31.27 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Europe had the highest median age of 42.86 years. Closely followed by Western Europe with a median age of 42.58 years, and Northern Europe with 39.27 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 39.50 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.96.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2016

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 56.7188
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 53.5136
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 46.3157
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 46.2754
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 44.8604
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 44.7707
7 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 43.8891
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 43.8405
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 43.4757
10 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 43.3178
11 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 43.2169
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 42.8914
13 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 42.8318
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 42.7775
15 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 42.7772
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 42.7716
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 42.4533
18 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 42.4416
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 42.3994
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 42.344
21 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 42.2905
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 41.9999
23 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 41.9935
24 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 41.8773
25 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 41.8582
26 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 41.4959
27 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 41.4813
28 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 41.3425
29 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 41.3043
30 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 41.0736
31 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 40.792
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 40.7873
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 40.7536
34 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 40.7359
35 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 40.6912
36 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 40.6494
37 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 40.5354
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 40.4746
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 40.3255
40 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 40.2325
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 40.0376
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 39.9693
43 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 39.9434
44 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 39.9337
45 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 39.7655
46 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 39.7346
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 39.4629
48 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 39.3663
49 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 39.1728
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 39.1499
51 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 39.0643
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 39.0166
53 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 38.9691
54 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 38.6266
55 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 38.5752
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 38.5019
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 38.3353
58 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 38.3263
59 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 38.2824
60 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 38.1822
61 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 38.1714
62 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 37.74
63 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 37.6963
64 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 37.4784
65 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 37.1668
66 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 36.9802
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 36.8074
68 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 36.7112
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 36.484
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 36.2452
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 36.2269
72 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 36.1968
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 36.1504
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 36.0179
75 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 35.8993
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 35.7362
77 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 35.704
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 35.6404
79 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 35.6345
80 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 35.3927
81 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 35.3141
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 35.2086
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 35.1211
84 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 35.0605
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 34.8588
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 34.6462
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 34.3903
88 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 34.154
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 34.0688
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 33.7293
91 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 33.5755
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 33.4056
93 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 33.2898
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 33.216
95 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 33.151
96 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 32.7948
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 32.5415
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 32.4749
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 31.7982
100 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 31.1943
101 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 31.1907
102 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 31.1085
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 31.0754
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 31.0643
105 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 30.9729
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 30.7604
107 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 30.739
108 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 30.6236
109 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 30.6022
110 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 30.5002
111 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 30.3188
112 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 30.1185
113 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 30.0892
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 30.0878
115 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 29.9783
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 29.7677
117 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 29.354
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 29.336
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 29.1745
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 29.0805
121 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 29.0757
122 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 29.0581
123 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 28.9314
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 28.8818
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 28.8601
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 28.8294
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 28.7927
128 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 28.6755
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 28.3022
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 28.2459
131 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 28.1451
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 27.8295
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 27.7024
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 27.6129
135 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 27.4959
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 27.4124
137 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 27.2797
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 27.1437
139 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 26.9987
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 26.9425
141 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 26.9213
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 26.7601
143 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 26.4737
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 26.0156
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 25.8816
146 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 25.7791
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 25.6675
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 25.5745
149 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 25.5086
150 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 25.3834
151 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 25.3761
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 25.2611
153 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 24.6128
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 24.561
155 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 24.395
156 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 24.3007
157 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 24.1812
158 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 24.1333
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 24.1309
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 24.121
161 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 24.0564
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 23.6577
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 23.2804
164 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 23.2514
165 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 23.2405
166 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 23.1874
167 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 22.8404
168 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 22.7213
169 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 22.415
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 22.4086
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 22.3101
172 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 21.8624
173 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 21.8527
174 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 21.8129
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 21.6953
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 21.6611
177 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 21.6266
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 21.2579
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 21.1742
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 21.084
181 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 20.7814
182 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 20.7813
183 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 20.767
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 20.6336
185 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 20.609
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 20.4385
187 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 20.1425
188 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 20.1234
189 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 19.9686
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 19.7934
191 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 19.4434
192 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 19.4302
193 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 18.9474
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 18.7864
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 18.7175
196 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 18.6576
197 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 18.463
198 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 18.2975
199 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 18.2186
200 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 18.1865
201 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 18.0725
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 18.0636
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 18.0567
204 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 17.8673
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 17.8335
206 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 17.8191
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 17.7543
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.4773
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 17.4479
210 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 17.4326
211 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.3991
212 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 17.2394
213 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 17.2239
214 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 17.1892
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 17.1543
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 17.0033
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 16.9977
218 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.9009
219 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.7648
220 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.6929
221 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.5546
222 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.3709
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.3108
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 16.159
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 16.1088
226 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 16.0658
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 16.024
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15.8641
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 15.7953
230 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.7059
231 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 15.2445
232 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 14.9649
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 14.8223
234 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 14.793
235 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.7236
236 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 14.4982
237 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.3894

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2016

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 40.6284
2 Northern America 37.0168
3 Oceania 31.272
4 Asia 29.4286
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 28.4983
6 Africa 18.2978

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2016

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Southern Europe 42.8614
2 Western Europe 42.5782
3 Northern Europe 39.2746
4 Eastern Europe 38.7558
5 Eastern Asia 36.9754
6 Australia/New Zealand 36.2379
7 Caribbean 29.5237
8 South America 29.4654
9 South-Eastern Asia 28.3736
10 Central America 25.8586
11 Western Asia 25.4078
12 Polynesia 25.3787
13 Central Asia 25.377
14 Southern Africa 25.1316
15 Southern Asia 24.9381
16 Micronesia 24.7629
17 Northern Africa 23.8121
18 Melanesia 21.2048
19 Eastern Africa 16.8458
20 Western Africa 16.7889
21 Middle Africa 16.0058

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2016

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 39.5019
2 Upper-middle-income countries 33.2712
3 Middle-income countries 28.1424
4 No income group available 26.5453
5 Lower-middle-income countries 24.407
6 Low-income countries 16.9639

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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