Which Country Has the Most Youngsters?

Population Aged 0-14 Years (As % of Total Population) (%), 2019
Society | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 174 countries in 2019, Niger ranked the highest in population aged 0-14 years as a percentage of total population with 49.8% followed by Mali and Chad. On the other end of the scale was Hong Kong with 12.3%, Singapore with 12.3% and Japan with 12.6%.

Average population aged 0-14 years as a percentage of total population reached 25.6% in 2019 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.856 % less than in the previous year and -8.11 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average population aged 0-14 years as a percentage of total population reached an all time high of 38.0% in 1966 and an all time low of 17.1% in 2050. The average annual growth amounted to -0.859 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Population Aged 0-14 Years (As % of Total Population) indicator page.

Population Aged 0-14 Years (As % of Total Population) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Angola % 47.2% 47.1% 47.1% 47.0% 46.8%
Burkina Faso % 45.8% 45.6% 45.4% 45.2% 44.9%
Burundi % 45.4% 45.5% 45.6% 45.6% 45.5%
Central African Republic % 45.1% 45.2% 45.0% 44.6% 44.3%
Chad % 48.1% 47.8% 47.6% 47.4% 47.1%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 46.4% 46.3% 46.3% 46.3% 46.2%
Gambia % 44.6% 44.5% 44.5% 44.4% 44.3%
Mali % 48.0% 47.9% 47.9% 47.7% 47.5%
Mozambique % 45.6% 45.4% 45.2% 45.0% 44.7%
Niger % 50.2% 50.2% 50.2% 50.1% 50.0%
Nigeria % 44.2% 44.1% 44.1% 44.0% 43.9%
Somalia % 47.4% 47.2% 46.9% 46.8% 46.6%
Tanzania % 44.8% 44.7% 44.5% 44.3% 44.1%
Uganda % 48.3% 48.0% 47.7% 47.3% 46.9%
Zambia % 46.5% 46.2% 45.8% 45.4% 44.9%