Median Age by Country in 2042

In the year 2042, the world is projected to have a median age of 34.36 years.

The country with the highest median age is projected to be ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR where the median is 55.17 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea with a median age of 53.87 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan with 53.19.

The country with the lowest median age for the year is projected to be ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger where the median is 16.33 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic with a median age of 17.53, and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo with 17.78 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age is projected to be Europe with a median of 47.00 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 42.08 years, and Latin America and the Caribbean with 37.87 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Europe had the highest median age of 51.05 years. Closely followed by Eastern Asia with a median age of 49.05 years, and Western Europe with 46.76 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 45.41 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 21.25.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2042

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 55.1732
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 53.8719
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 53.1925
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 52.6378
5 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 52.3225
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 51.9791
7 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 51.9429
8 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 51.6337
9 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 51.5641
10 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 51.3098
11 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 51.2688
12 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 50.9683
13 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 50.1648
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 50.1504
15 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 50.0853
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 49.7206
17 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 49.7189
18 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 49.2672
19 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 48.9872
20 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 48.7578
21 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 48.7288
22 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 48.6789
23 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 48.6103
24 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 48.5764
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 48.5535
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 48.3868
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 48.33
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 48.2331
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 48.206
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 48.1294
31 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 48.0162
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 47.7834
33 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 47.7176
34 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 47.6741
35 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 47.6329
36 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 47.5405
37 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 47.3009
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 47.2306
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 47.1312
40 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 47.1078
41 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 47.0842
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 46.9233
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 46.9052
44 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 46.4336
45 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 46.375
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 46.3449
47 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 46.3087
48 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 46.2952
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 46.286
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 46.1524
51 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 45.8367
52 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 45.521
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 45.4986
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 45.4892
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 45.3299
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 45.2899
57 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 45.2655
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 45.2028
59 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 45.1562
60 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 45.0448
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 45.0037
62 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 44.9896
63 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 44.7212
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 44.6341
65 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 44.4022
66 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 44.2751
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 44.1045
68 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 43.9029
69 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 43.8957
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 43.6763
71 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 43.6596
72 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 43.5524
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 43.5409
74 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 43.5086
75 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 43.2948
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 43.2921
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 43.2867
78 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 43.2285
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 43.2212
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 42.9829
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 42.8698
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 42.5375
83 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 42.4176
84 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 42.3454
85 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 42.2928
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 42.2777
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 42.1755
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 42.0473
89 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 41.9946
90 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 41.8023
91 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 41.7119
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 41.5669
93 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 41.4811
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 41.4241
95 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 41.1115
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 40.9374
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 40.8816
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 40.7811
99 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 40.4856
100 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 40.3835
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 40.3102
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 40.0918
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 40.0915
104 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 39.8741
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 39.6404
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 39.6303
107 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 39.331
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 39.1813
109 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 39.1432
110 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 39.0854
111 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 38.8583
112 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 38.7771
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 38.1086
114 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 37.857
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 37.7941
116 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 37.6517
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 37.6216
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 37.6088
119 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 37.5961
120 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 37.2387
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 36.8237
122 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 36.6601
123 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 36.5973
124 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 35.8563
125 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 35.778
126 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 35.7191
127 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 35.586
128 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 35.5805
129 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 35.397
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 35.3428
131 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 35.2604
132 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 35.1588
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 34.9702
134 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 34.6983
135 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 34.6308
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 34.6196
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 34.5046
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 34.2902
139 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 34.1926
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 33.7845
141 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 33.7164
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 33.649
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 33.2896
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 33.249
145 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 33.215
146 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 32.9169
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 32.8742
148 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 32.1124
149 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 32.0129
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 31.9186
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 31.9163
152 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 31.8464
153 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 31.6612
154 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 31.5968
155 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 31.418
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 31.3681
157 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 31.329
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 31.1849
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 31.0808
160 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 30.7482
161 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 30.6295
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 30.5013
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 30.2701
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 30.1543
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 29.9284
166 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 29.8259
167 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 29.7896
168 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 29.7176
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 29.6447
170 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 29.5632
171 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 29.5156
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 29.466
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 28.9018
174 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 28.692
175 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 28.3604
176 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 28.0198
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 27.1906
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 27.0995
179 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 27.0994
180 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 26.7806
181 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 26.652
182 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 25.8913
183 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 25.7116
184 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 25.5974
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 25.4893
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 25.358
187 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 25.3553
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 25.3346
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 25.1643
190 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 25.0825
191 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 25.0394
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 25.0329
193 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 24.6749
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 24.4323
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 24.4301
196 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 24.3384
197 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 24.3014
198 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 23.726
199 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 23.5824
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 23.4722
201 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 23.4534
202 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 23.3187
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 23.1519
204 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 23.1227
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 23.0083
206 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 22.963
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 22.9519
208 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 22.9398
209 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 22.9092
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 22.6431
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 22.3243
212 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 22.3166
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 22.203
214 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 22.0617
215 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 22.0481
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 21.9883
217 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 21.7888
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 21.7471
219 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 21.7432
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 21.3852
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 21.3077
222 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 21.2669
223 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 21.227
224 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 21.186
225 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 21.1653
226 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 20.9551
227 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 20.5879
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 20.534
229 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 20.5104
230 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 20.3285
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 19.5262
232 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 18.1473
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 18.1305
234 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 17.8636
235 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 17.7796
236 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 17.5343
237 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 16.3286

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2042

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 46.9955
2 Northern America 42.0845
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 37.8697
4 Asia 37.7384
5 Oceania 36.7865
6 Africa 22.2493

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2042

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Southern Europe 51.045
2 Eastern Asia 49.0523
3 Western Europe 46.762
4 Eastern Europe 46.3154
5 Northern Europe 44.0999
6 Australia/New Zealand 42.5191
7 South America 38.7935
8 Caribbean 36.9274
9 Central America 36.0149
10 South-Eastern Asia 35.4591
11 Southern Asia 33.5404
12 Western Asia 31.7911
13 Polynesia 31.2222
14 Southern Africa 30.4713
15 Micronesia 30.1491
16 Central Asia 28.6359
17 Northern Africa 28.4153
18 Melanesia 26.8468
19 Eastern Africa 22.027
20 Western Africa 20.655
21 Middle Africa 18.7403

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2042

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 45.4138
2 Upper-middle-income countries 43.6439
3 Middle-income countries 35.1659
4 No income group available 33.2799
5 Lower-middle-income countries 30.8912
6 Low-income countries 21.2506

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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