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South Africa's Median Age

LATEST ESTIMATE IN YEARS


Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equally sized groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population.

South Africa's median age is 27.1 against a global value of 30.3 years.

South Africa's data is highlighted in the table below, use the filter and sort order options to allow easy comparison with other countries.

Data source: United Nations, Washington D.C.


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Niger 14.5
Central African Republic 14.7
Chad 15.0
Mali 15.1
Burundi 15.6
Congo, Dem. Rep 15.6
Uganda 15.9
Angola 16.2
Burkina Faso 16.6
Afghanistan 16.7
Gambia 16.8
Mozambique 16.8
Malawi 16.8
Tanzania 16.8
Zambia 16.9
Nigeria 17.0
Cameroon 17.5
Benin 17.5
Mauritania 17.6
Cote d'Ivoire 17.6
Guinea 17.7
Senegal 17.8
Liberia 17.9
Zimbabwe 18.1
Congo, Rep. 18.2
Guinea-Bissau 18.3
Sudan 18.4
Ethiopia 18.5
Yemen, Rep. 18.7
Togo 18.7
Sierra Leone 18.8
Madagascar 19.0
Rwanda 19.0
Kenya 19.2
Comoros 20.1
Pakistan 20.2
Ghana 20.4
Namibia 21.3
Tajikistan 21.5
Eswatini 21.5
Gabon 21.6
Papua New Guinea 21.8
Lesotho 22.1
Guatemala 22.1
Haiti 23.0
Jordan 23.4
Honduras 23.4
Botswana 23.5
Kyrgyzstan 23.7
Nepal 23.7
Laos 23.8
Bolivia 23.9
Egypt 23.9
Nicaragua 24.5
Philippines 24.5
Guyana 25.5
Paraguay 25.6
Turkmenistan 25.8
El Salvador 26.3
Libya 26.3
Bangladesh 26.3
Cabo Verde 26.5
Cambodia 26.5
Uzbekistan 26.6
Mongolia 26.8
Dominican Republic 27.1
South Africa 27.1
Ecuador 27.6
India 27.6
Algeria 27.8
Suriname 27.9
Bhutan 28.2
Peru 28.2
Lebanon 28.3
Morocco 28.7
Panama 28.8
Oman 28.8
Mexico 29.0
Israel 29.0
Myanmar 29.0
Indonesia 29.4
Kazakhstan 29.5
Saudi Arabia 29.8
Malaysia 29.9
Jamaica 30.8
Colombia 30.8
Turkey 30.9
Argentina 31.3
Azerbaijan 31.4
Tunisia 31.7
Brunei Darussalam 31.8
Vietnam 32.0
Bahamas, The 32.4
Sri Lanka 32.5
Bahrain 32.7
Brazil 32.8
United Arab Emirates 32.8
Costa Rica 32.9
Qatar 33.0
Armenia 34.4
Chile 34.9
Uruguay 35.2
Trinidad and Tobago 35.5
Iceland 35.9
Moldova 36.1
Georgia 36.4
New Zealand 36.5
Mauritius 36.8
Australia 37.0
Albania 37.3
Ireland 37.6
Cyprus 37.6
United States 37.7
China 37.9
Kuwait 38.3
North Macedonia 38.3
Luxembourg 38.7
Russia 38.8
Malta 39.0
Norway 39.3
Thailand 39.3
Sweden 39.5
United Kingdom 39.6
Canada 40.2
Belarus 40.2
Slovak Republic 40.6
Ukraine 40.8
Poland 40.9
Belgium 40.9
Taiwan 41.3
Denmark 41.3
Estonia 41.5
France 41.6
Netherlands 41.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina 41.8
Singapore 41.8
Switzerland 41.8
Romania 41.9
Finland 42.4
Czech Republic 42.6
Hungary 42.7
Austria 42.8
Serbia 42.9
Slovenia 43.2
Korea, Rep. 43.4
Latvia 43.6
Croatia 43.7
Lithuania 43.7
Spain 43.9
Bulgaria 44.5
Greece 44.7
Germany 44.9
Hong Kong 44.9
Portugal 45.0
Italy 46.8
Japan 48.4


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