Which Country Has the Oldest Population?

Median Age (years), 2017
Society | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 174 countries in 2050, Japan ranked the highest in median age with 47.7 years followed by Germany and Italy. On the other end of the scale was Niger with 15.2 years, Mali with 16.4 years and Chad with 16.4 years.

Average median age reached 40.9 years in 2050 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.737 % more than in the previous year and 7.11 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average median age reached an all time high of 40.9 years in 2050 and an all time low of 21.5 years in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to 0.554 % since 1950.

Data for more countries are available at Median Age indicator page.

Median Age Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Austria years 42.9 43.2 43.6 43.8 44.1
Bulgaria years 43.2 43.4 43.7 44.0 44.3
Croatia years 42.8 43.1 43.4 43.7 43.9
Cuba years 40.3 40.9 41.5 42.2 42.8
Finland years 42.5 42.7 42.9 43.1 43.2
Germany years 45.6 46.1 46.5 46.9 47.3
Greece years 43.0 43.4 43.8 44.2 44.6
Hong Kong years 42.5 43.0 43.5 44.0 44.5
Italy years 44.5 44.9 45.3 45.7 46.1
Japan years 46.0 46.4 46.8 47.2 47.7
Netherlands years 41.9 42.3 42.7 43.0 43.4
Portugal years 42.4 42.8 43.2 43.7 44.2
Slovenia years 42.6 42.9 43.3 43.6 44.0
Spain years 41.6 42.0 42.5 43.0 43.5
Switzerland years 42.2 42.4 42.5 42.7 42.9