Median Age by Country in 2017

In the year 2017, the world had a median age of 28.95 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 56.91 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 53.78 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena with 47.01.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger where the median is 14.40 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic with a median age of 14.52, and ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad with 14.78 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 40.84 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 37.15 years, and Oceania with 31.38 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Europe had the highest median age of 43.25 years. Closely followed by Western Europe with a median age of 42.68 years, and Northern Europe with 39.35 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 39.71 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 17.06.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2017

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 56.9062
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 53.7813
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 47.0103
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 46.7209
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 45.1678
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 44.9519
7 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 44.3227
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 44.1875
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 44.1206
10 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 43.632
11 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 43.5885
12 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 43.3504
13 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 43.2437
14 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 43.1871
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 43.1508
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 43.051
17 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 42.7666
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 42.7463
19 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 42.7236
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 42.7079
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 42.6089
22 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 42.4063
23 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 42.1202
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 42.1083
25 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 42.0704
26 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 41.8227
27 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 41.8174
28 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 41.5904
29 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 41.4608
30 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 41.431
31 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 41.3715
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 41.2393
33 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 41.1316
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 41.0394
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 40.9183
36 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 40.8807
37 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 40.8525
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 40.7752
39 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 40.6033
40 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 40.58
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 40.5478
42 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 40.3454
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 40.3212
44 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 40.2941
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 39.9597
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 39.8166
47 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 39.7851
48 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 39.7045
49 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 39.6917
50 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 39.6455
51 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 39.4367
52 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 39.1696
53 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 39.106
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 39.0678
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 39.0629
56 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 39.0268
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 38.4116
58 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 38.4101
59 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 38.3374
60 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 38.3066
61 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 38.2363
62 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 37.8901
63 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 37.7769
64 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 37.7481
65 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 37.4517
66 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 37.422
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 37.097
68 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 36.8625
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 36.8369
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 36.7847
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 36.4376
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 36.2569
73 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 36.2147
74 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 36.2011
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 36.1228
76 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 36.1213
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 36.0696
78 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 36.0019
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 35.8721
80 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 35.747
81 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 35.5709
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 35.565
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 35.3375
84 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 35.2594
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 35.133
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 35.0759
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 34.6488
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 34.5932
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 34.4745
90 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 34.3154
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 34.1689
92 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 33.8474
93 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 33.826
94 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 33.643
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 33.3096
96 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 33.1561
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 32.9136
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 32.8694
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 32.2335
100 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 31.6782
101 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 31.596
102 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 31.4971
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 31.481
104 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 31.3867
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 31.3793
106 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 31.1642
107 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 31.0465
108 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 31.0121
109 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 31.0013
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 30.8967
111 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 30.4744
112 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 30.4659
113 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 30.3574
114 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 30.3414
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 30.3017
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 30.2914
117 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 29.8449
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 29.8251
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 29.6106
120 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 29.4347
121 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 29.4092
122 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 29.3149
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 29.2701
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 29.2135
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 28.9896
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 28.8819
127 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 28.8138
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 28.7991
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 28.7693
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 28.4981
131 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 28.4267
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 28.3674
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 28.1377
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 28.0359
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 27.8953
136 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 27.7552
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 27.5409
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 27.2851
139 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 27.2004
140 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 27.1638
141 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 27.0295
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 26.9842
143 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 26.7731
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 26.2261
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 26.2256
146 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 26.1466
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 26.0154
148 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 25.878
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 25.875
150 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 25.7654
151 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 25.6751
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 25.4428
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 24.9642
154 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 24.8511
155 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 24.7769
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 24.7496
157 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 24.6746
158 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 24.6283
159 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 24.3824
160 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 24.3613
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 24.3429
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 23.5867
163 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 23.5649
164 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 23.4977
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 23.415
166 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 23.3911
167 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 23.179
168 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 22.9847
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 22.6841
170 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 22.6637
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 22.5935
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 22.1747
173 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 22.1477
174 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 22.141
175 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 22.0983
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 22.043
177 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 21.9916
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 21.3553
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 21.3527
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 21.2288
181 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 20.9671
182 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 20.9422
183 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 20.9378
184 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 20.7871
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 20.7647
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 20.7397
187 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 20.4265
188 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 20.1234
189 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 20.0973
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 19.8931
191 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 19.5229
192 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 19.4536
193 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 19.1655
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 19.0361
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 18.9127
196 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 18.7559
197 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 18.6199
198 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 18.4428
199 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 18.4169
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 18.2583
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 18.2541
202 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 18.253
203 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 18.0443
204 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 18.0348
205 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 17.9997
206 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 17.9733
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 17.8085
208 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 17.6579
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 17.5894
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.5093
211 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.4707
212 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 17.325
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 17.3043
214 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 17.2667
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 17.2269
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 17.1309
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 17.096
218 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 17.0242
219 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.7305
220 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.6531
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.4267
222 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.4112
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 16.2616
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 16.2602
225 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 16.1526
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 16.0472
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.0144
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 15.9635
229 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.6995
230 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 15.6852
231 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 15.0911
232 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 15.0393
233 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.0039
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 14.8444
235 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.7778
236 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 14.5206
237 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.4031

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2017

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 40.8408
2 Northern America 37.1531
3 Oceania 31.3824
4 Asia 29.7552
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 28.8549
6 Africa 18.3512

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2017

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Southern Europe 43.2475
2 Western Europe 42.678
3 Northern Europe 39.3497
4 Eastern Europe 38.9918
5 Eastern Asia 37.2613
6 Australia/New Zealand 36.2365
7 Caribbean 29.8355
8 South America 29.825
9 South-Eastern Asia 28.6659
10 Central America 26.2315
11 Polynesia 25.7069
12 Western Asia 25.648
13 Central Asia 25.6019
14 Southern Africa 25.4541
15 Southern Asia 25.2526
16 Micronesia 24.9922
17 Northern Africa 23.9681
18 Melanesia 21.3771
19 Eastern Africa 16.9734
20 Western Africa 16.8431
21 Middle Africa 16.0157

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2017

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 39.7104
2 Upper-middle-income countries 33.6093
3 Middle-income countries 28.4448
4 No income group available 26.8495
5 Lower-middle-income countries 24.6507
6 Low-income countries 17.0628

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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