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Which Country Has the Most Females?

Female Population (As % of Total Population) (%), 2021
Society | December 1, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 174 countries in 2021, Hong Kong ranked the highest in female population as a percentage of total population with 54.2% followed by Nepal and Latvia. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with 25.0%, United Arab Emirates with 31.1% and Oman with 34.1%.

Average female population as a percentage of total population reached 49.6% in 2021 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.022 % more than in the previous year and 0.236 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average female population as a percentage of total population reached an all time high of 50.1% in 1950 and an all time low of 49.6% in 2011. The average annual growth amounted to -0.003 % since 1900.

Data for more countries are available at Female Population (As % of Total Population) indicator page.

Female Population (As % of Total Population) Unit 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Armenia % 53.0% 53.0% 53.0% 53.0% 53.0%
Belarus % 53.5% 53.5% 53.5% 53.5% 53.4%
El Salvador % 53.0% 53.1% 53.1% 53.2% 53.2%
Estonia % 53.1% 53.0% 52.9% 52.7% 52.6%
Georgia % 52.2% 52.3% 52.3% 52.3% 52.3%
Hong Kong % 53.7% 53.8% 53.9% 54.0% 54.1%
Hungary % 52.5% 52.4% 52.4% 52.4% 52.4%
Latvia % 54.1% 54.1% 54.0% 54.0% 53.9%
Lithuania % 53.9% 53.8% 53.8% 53.7% 53.7%
Nepal % 54.4% 54.6% 54.5% 54.4% 54.2%
Portugal % 52.7% 52.7% 52.7% 52.7% 52.7%
Puerto Rico % 52.2% 52.3% 52.5% 52.5% 52.6%
Russia % 53.7% 53.7% 53.7% 53.7% 53.7%
Ukraine % 53.7% 53.7% 53.7% 53.7% 53.7%
Zimbabwe % 52.4% 52.4% 52.4% 52.3% 52.3%