Population: youngest and oldest countries for 2000 and 2050

Population: youngest 2000

rank country age groups 2000 in %   age groups 2050 in %
0-14 15-59 60+   0-14 15-59 60+
1. Yemen 50.1 46.3 3.6   37.0 57.7 5.3
2. Niger 49.9 46.9 3.3   38.4 56.6 5.0
3. Uganda 49.2 47.0 3.8   34.8 59.5 5.7
4. Dem. Rep. of the Congo 48.8 46.7 4.5   31.7 62.1 6.2
5. Burkina Faso 48.7 46.5 4.8   33.9 59.5 6.5
6. Angola 48.2 47.3 4.5   36.7 58.1 5.2
7. Somalia 48.0 48.1 3.9   36.3 58.0 5.7
8. Burundi 47.6 48.1 4.3   33.3 59.9 6.8
9. Zambia 46.5 48.9 4.5   28.6 63.6 7.9
10. Chad 46.5 48.6 4.9   30.9 62.3 6.8
11. Palestine, State of 46.4 48.7 4.9   26.7 63.3 9.9
12. Benin 46.4 49.4 4.2   27.3 63.8 8.9
13. Malawi 46.3 49.0 4.6   32.2 61.2 6.6
14. Congo 46.3 48.7 5.1   31.0 62.0 6.9
15. Mali 46.1 48.1 5.7   33.6 59.4 7.0
16. Zimbabwe 45.2 50.1 4.7   24.9 63.8 11.3
17. Ethiopia 45.2 50.1 4.7   32.5 60.9 6.6
18. Nigeria 45.1 50.2 4.8   25.1 64.6 10.3
19. United Republic of Tanzania 45.0 51.0 4.0   24.3 64.6 11.0
20. Solomon Islands 44.8 51.0 4.2   24.6 64.5 10.8
21. Madagascar 44.7 50.5 4.7   26.8 63.9 9.3
22. Senegal 44.3 51.5 4.2   24.4 64.7 11.0
23. Rwanda 44.3 51.5 4.2   27.2 63.8 9.0
24. Togo 44.3 50.9 4.9   25.4 64.5 10.1
25. Sierra Leone 44.2 51.0 4.8   31.0 62.2 6.8
source: UN Population Division.
note: projection for 2045-2050 based on medium-variant for global population growthestimates by the UN.

Population: oldest 2000

rank country age groups 2000 in %   age groups 2050 in %
0-14 15-59 60+   0-14 15-59 60+
1. Italy 14.3 61.7 24.1   11.5 46.2 42.3
2. Greece 15.1 61.5 23.4   13.1 46.2 40.7
3. Germany 15.5 61.2 23.2   12.4 49.5 38.1
4. Japan 14.7 62.1 23.2   12.5 45.2 42.3
5. Sweden 18.2 59.4 22.4   14.0 48.3 37.7
6. Belgium 17.3 60.6 22.1   14.2 50.3 35.5
7. Spain 14.7 63.5 21.8   11.4 44.5 44.1
8. Bulgaria 15.7 62.6 21.7   13.8 47.6 38.6
9. Switzerland 16.7 62.1 21.3   12.5 48.6 38.9
10. Latvia 17.4 61.7 20.9   15.0 47.5 37.5
11. Portugal 16.7 62.5 20.8   14.4 49.9 35.7
12. Austria 16.6 62.6 20.7   11.6 47.4 41.0
13. United Kingdom 19.0 60.4 20.6   15.0 51.1 34.0
14. Ukraine 17.8 61.6 20.5   12.9 49.0 38.1
15. France 18.7 60.7 20.5   16.0 51.3 32.7
16. Estonia 17.7 62.1 20.2   15.6 48.5 35.9
17. Croatia 18.0 61.8 20.2   16.3 53.0 30.8
18. Denmark 18.3 61.8 20.0   15.2 53.0 31.8
19. Finland 18.0 62.0 19.9   15.0 50.6 34.4
20. Hungary 16.9 63.3 19.7   14.4 49.4 36.2
21. Norway 19.8 60.7 19.6   16.1 51.7 32.3
22. Luxembourg 18.7 62.0 19.4   17.7 57.1 25.2
23. Slovenia 15.9 65.0 19.2   12.4 45.1 42.4
24. Belarus 18.7 62.4 18.9   14.6 49.6 35.8
25. Romania 18.3 62.9 18.8   15.9 50.0 34.2
source: UN Population Division.
note: projection for 2045-2050 based on medium-variant for global population growthestimates by the UN.

Population: youngest 2050

rank country age groups 2000 in %   age groups 2050 in %
0-14 15-59 60+   0-14 15-59 60+
1. Niger 49.9 46.9 3.3   38.4 56.6 5.0
2. Yemen 50.1 46.3 3.6   37.0 57.7 5.3
3. Angola 48.2 47.3 4.5   36.7 58.1 5.2
4. Somalia 48.0 48.1 3.9   36.3 58.0 5.7
5. Uganda 49.2 47.0 3.8   34.8 59.5 5.7
6. Burkina Faso 48.7 46.5 4.8   33.9 59.5 6.5
7. Mali 46.1 48.1 5.7   33.6 59.4 7.0
8. Liberia 42.7 52.8 4.5   33.5 59.8 6.7
9. Burundi 47.6 48.1 4.3   33.3 59.9 6.8
10. Ethiopia 45.2 50.1 4.7   32.5 60.9 6.6
11. Malawi 46.3 49.0 4.6   32.2 61.2 6.6
12. Dem. Rep. of the Congo 48.8 46.7 4.5   31.7 62.1 6.2
13. Congo 46.3 48.7 5.1   31.0 62.0 6.9
14. Sierra Leone 44.2 51.0 4.8   31.0 62.2 6.8
15. Chad 46.5 48.6 4.9   30.9 62.3 6.8
16. Afghanistan 43.5 51.8 4.7   30.5 61.8 7.7
17. Zambia 46.5 48.9 4.5   28.6 63.6 7.9
18. Guinea-Bissau 43.5 50.9 5.6   28.1 64.0 7.9
19. Djibouti 43.2 51.2 5.5   28.1 66.1 5.8
20. Benin 46.4 49.4 4.2   27.3 63.8 8.9
21. Rwanda 44.3 51.5 4.2   27.2 63.8 9.0
22. Mauritania 44.1 51.1 4.7   27.2 63.8 8.9
23. Equatorial Guinea 43.7 50.3 6.0   27.2 64.2 8.6
24. Mozambique 43.9 50.9 5.1   26.8 65.4 7.8
25. Oman 44.1 51.7 4.2   26.8 62.7 10.5
source: UN Population Division.
note: projection for 2045-2050 based on medium-variant for global population growthestimates by the UN.

Population: oldest 2050

rank country age groups 2000 in %   age groups 2050 in %
0-14 15-59 60+   0-14 15-59 60+
1. Spain 14.7 63.5 21.8   11.4 44.5 44.1
2. Slovenia 15.9 65.0 19.2   12.4 45.1 42.4
3. Japan 14.7 62.1 23.2   12.5 45.2 42.3
4. Italy 14.3 61.7 24.1   11.5 46.2 42.3
5. Austria 16.6 62.6 20.7   11.6 47.4 41.0
6. Greece 15.1 61.5 23.4   13.1 46.2 40.7
7. Czech Republic 16.4 65.2 18.4   13.6 46.3 40.1
8. Armenia 23.7 63.1 13.2   12.2 48.3 39.5
9. Switzerland 16.7 62.1 21.3   12.5 48.6 38.9
10. Bulgaria 15.7 62.6 21.7   13.8 47.6 38.6
11. Germany 15.5 61.2 23.2   12.4 49.5 38.1
12. Ukraine 17.8 61.6 20.5   12.9 49.0 38.1
13. Bosnia and Herzegovina 18.9 66.1 14.9   12.9 49.3 37.7
14. Sweden 18.2 59.4 22.4   14.0 48.3 37.7
15. Latvia 17.4 61.7 20.9   15.0 47.5 37.5
16. Lithuania 19.5 62.0 18.6   14.6 48.1 37.3
17. Russian Federation 18.0 63.5 18.5   13.5 49.3 37.2
18. Slovakia 19.5 65.1 15.4   13.2 50.0 36.8
19. Hungary 16.9 63.3 19.7   14.4 49.4 36.2
20. Estonia 17.7 62.1 20.2   15.6 48.5 35.9
21. Georgia 20.5 60.8 18.7   14.4 49.8 35.8
22. Belarus 18.7 62.4 18.9   14.6 49.6 35.8
23. Portugal 16.7 62.5 20.8   14.4 49.9 35.7
24. Poland 19.2 64.3 16.6   15.7 48.7 35.6
25. Belgium 17.3 60.6 22.1   14.2 50.3 35.5
source: UN Population Division.
note: projection for 2045-2050 based on medium-variant for global population growthestimates by the UN.