Median Age by Country in 2019

In the year 2019, the world had a median age of 29.47 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 57.25 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 54.28 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena with 48.55.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger where the median is 14.43 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic with a median age of 14.59, and ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad with 14.90 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 41.28 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 37.51 years, and Oceania with 31.69 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Europe had the highest median age of 43.99 years. Closely followed by Western Europe with a median age of 42.83 years, and Northern Europe with 39.56 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 40.14 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 17.31.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2019

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 57.25
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 54.2824
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 48.5533
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 47.5722
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 45.9943
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 45.3386
7 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 45.2284
8 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 45.1094
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 44.9945
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 44.813
11 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 44.3621
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 44.1001
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 43.9489
14 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 43.9188
15 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 43.7775
16 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 43.721
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 43.2898
18 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 43.2622
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 43.2368
20 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 43.1691
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 43.1503
22 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 43.1269
23 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 42.6415
24 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 42.5394
25 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 42.4315
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 42.4275
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 42.1675
28 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 42.1206
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 42.0816
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 42.0119
31 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 41.9727
32 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 41.8798
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 41.6989
34 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 41.6364
35 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 41.5689
36 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 41.3343
37 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 41.218
38 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 41.2155
39 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 41.149
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 41.1443
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 41.0536
42 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 40.881
43 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 40.7121
44 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 40.7087
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 40.5346
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 40.3852
47 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 40.2286
48 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 40.2149
49 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 40.1702
50 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 39.823
51 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 39.8057
52 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 39.7091
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 39.6689
54 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 39.558
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 39.2746
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 38.9724
57 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 38.7978
58 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 38.7883
59 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 38.7708
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 38.481
61 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 38.3534
62 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 38.3461
63 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 38.3402
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 38.0299
65 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 38.0032
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 37.935
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 37.6803
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 37.6107
69 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 37.2545
70 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 37.2518
71 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 36.9663
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 36.9095
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 36.8818
74 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 36.664
75 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 36.6372
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 36.483
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 36.4283
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 36.4213
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 36.2257
80 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 36.2195
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 36.2025
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 36.1521
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 36.0374
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 35.6711
85 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 35.6568
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 35.5738
87 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 35.514
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 35.4861
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 35.1837
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 35.1463
91 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 34.9624
92 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 34.7346
93 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 34.4291
94 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 34.2654
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 33.8246
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 33.6764
97 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 33.5636
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 33.4769
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 33.132
100 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 32.5124
101 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 32.4557
102 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 32.429
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 32.3185
104 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 32.0293
105 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 31.9986
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 31.9517
107 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 31.9506
108 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 31.9422
109 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 31.7559
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 31.3418
111 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 31.243
112 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 31.2012
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 31.1733
114 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 31.1607
115 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 31.078
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 30.8448
117 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 30.8387
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 30.7813
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 30.5652
120 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 30.1807
121 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 30.1662
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 30.0609
123 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 30.0377
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 29.8287
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 29.5797
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 29.5185
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 29.381
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 29.2725
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 29.0256
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 29.0174
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 28.9605
132 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 28.9189
133 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 28.8382
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 28.4696
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 28.3714
136 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 28.2976
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 28.1535
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 28.0086
139 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 27.6944
140 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 27.595
141 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 27.4697
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 27.4088
143 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 27.0109
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 26.9288
145 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 26.8852
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 26.6346
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 26.5676
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 26.4864
149 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 26.398
150 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 26.3086
151 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 26.1994
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 26.1294
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 25.8421
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 25.7968
155 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 25.5633
156 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 25.5366
157 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 25.4739
158 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 25.3452
159 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 25.0308
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 24.9889
161 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 24.7287
162 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 24.3348
163 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 24.0125
164 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 23.8667
165 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 23.6698
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 23.5659
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 23.5576
168 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 23.5101
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 23.4218
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 23.2349
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 23.1794
172 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 23.1273
173 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 22.8497
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 22.7417
175 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 22.7326
176 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 22.7241
177 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 22.5657
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 21.7363
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 21.5361
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 21.4968
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 21.3749
182 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 21.3477
183 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 21.2595
184 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 21.2209
185 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 21.0909
186 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 21.0122
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 20.9734
188 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 20.412
189 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 20.1787
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 20.1027
191 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 19.801
192 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 19.7248
193 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 19.6738
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 19.613
195 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 19.4574
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 19.3618
197 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 18.9905
198 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 18.8792
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 18.7019
200 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 18.6683
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 18.6243
202 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 18.4275
203 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 18.4267
204 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 18.3558
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 18.2155
206 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 18.0722
207 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 18.0375
208 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 18.0254
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 17.9165
210 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.7812
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.6669
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 17.6663
213 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 17.5318
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 17.4279
215 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 17.357
216 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 17.326
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 17.3128
218 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 17.3064
219 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.8553
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.6151
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 16.5936
222 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.5816
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 16.5054
224 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.4793
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.3624
226 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 16.3473
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 16.3254
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 16.115
229 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.6242
230 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 15.5021
231 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 15.4205
232 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 15.3081
233 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.1015
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 14.9268
235 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.8979
236 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 14.5944
237 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.4294

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2019

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 41.284
2 Northern America 37.5116
3 Oceania 31.6908
4 Asia 30.464
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 29.587
6 Africa 18.4881

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2019

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Southern Europe 43.9936
2 Western Europe 42.8348
3 Northern Europe 39.5614
4 Eastern Europe 39.5212
5 Eastern Asia 37.9867
6 Australia/New Zealand 36.3968
7 South America 30.5598
8 Caribbean 30.4294
9 South-Eastern Asia 29.2669
10 Central America 27.0052
11 Polynesia 26.4015
12 Western Asia 26.0963
13 Southern Africa 26.0462
14 Central Asia 25.9956
15 Southern Asia 25.8974
16 Micronesia 25.4885
17 Northern Africa 24.2734
18 Melanesia 21.7283
19 Eastern Africa 17.2842
20 Western Africa 16.9912
21 Middle Africa 16.0167

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2019

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 40.1354
2 Upper-middle-income countries 34.3295
3 Middle-income countries 29.0786
4 No income group available 27.5625
5 Lower-middle-income countries 25.1451
6 Low-income countries 17.3061

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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