Composition of the Population 

Last update: Dec 2007

Country or area
Year
Afghanistan
2007
47
4
 
4
 
Albania
2007
25
13
 
12
 
Algeria
2007
28
7
 
6
 
American Samoa
2000
*
39
b
...
 
...
Andorra

2004

*
14
c
18
c
16
c
Angola
2007
46
4
 
3
 
Anguilla
2001
*
28
a
11
a
8
a
Antigua and Barbuda
2004
*
28
c
10
c
9
c
Argentina
2007
26
16
 
12
 
Armenia
2007
19
16
 
12
 
Aruba
2007
22
14
 
11
d
Australia1
2007
19
20
 
17
 
Austria
2007
15
25
 
19
 
Azerbaijan
2007
23
10
 
8
 
Bahamas
2007
27
11
 
9
 
Bahrain
2007
25
5
 
4
 
Bangladesh
2007
34
6
 
6
 
Barbados
2007
18
15
 
11
 
Belarus
2007
15
22
 
13
 
Belgium
2007
17
25
 
20
 
Belize
2007
37
6
 
6
 
Benin
2007
44
5
 
4
 
Bermuda
2000
*
19
b
17
b
13
b
Bhutan
2007
31
7
 
7
 
Bolivia
2007
37
7
 
6
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2007
17
22
 
17
 
Botswana
2007
35
6
 
4
 
Brazil
2007
27
10
 
8
 
British Virgin Islands
2001
*
26
b
7
b
7
b
Brunei Darussalam
2007
29
5
 
5
 
Bulgaria
2007
13
26
 
21
 
Burkina Faso
2007
46
5
 
4
 
Burundi
2007
44
5
 
3
 
Cambodia
2007
36
7
 
4
 
Cameroon
2007
41
6
 
5
 
Canada
2007
17
20
 
17
 
Cape Verde
2007
38
7
 
4
 
Central African Republic
2007
42
7
 
5
 
Chad
2007
46
5
 
4
 
Channel Islands2
2007
16
22
 
19
 
Chile
2007
24
14
 
11
 
China3
2007
21
12
 
11
 
China, Hong Kong SAR4
2007
14
16
 
16
 
China, Macao SAR5
2007
14
11
 
11
 
Colombia
2007
29
9
 
7
 
Comoros6
2007
42
5
 
4
 
Congo
2007
42
6
 
4
 
Cook Islands
2001
*
30
a
...
 
...
Costa Rica
2007
27
9
 
8
 
Côte d'Ivoire
2007
41
5
 
5
 
Croatia
2007
15
26
 
19
 
Cuba
2007
18
17
 
15
 
Cyprus
2007
19
18
 
16
 
Czech Republic
2007
14
24
 
18
 
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
2007
23
16
 
11
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2007
47
5
 
4
 
Denmark
2007
19
24
 
20
 
Djibouti
2007
37
6
 
5
 
Dominica
2001
*
29
a
15
a
12
a
Dominican Republic
2007
33
8
 
8
 
Ecuador
2007
32
9
 
8
 
Egypt
2007
33
8
 
7
 
El Salvador
2007
33
9
 
7
 
Equatorial Guinea
2007
42
7
 
6
 
Eritrea
2007
43
5
 
3
 
Estonia
2007
15
26
 
17
 
Ethiopia
2007
44
5
 
4
 
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
2001
*
15
a
13
a
11
a
Fiji
2007
32
8
 
7
 
Finland7
2007
17
25
 
20
 
France
2007
18
24
 
19
 
French Guiana
2007
34
7
 
7
 
French Polynesia
2007
27
9
 
8
 
Gabon
2007
35
7
 
6
 
Gambia
2007
41
6
 
6
 
Georgia
2007
18
21
 
15
 
Germany
2007
14
28
 
22
 
Ghana
2007
38
6
 
5
 
Gibraltar
2001
*
18
a
23
a
18
a
Greece
2007
14
26
 
22
 
Greenland
2000
*
27
d
9
d
8
d
Grenada
2007
33
11
 
8
Guadeloupe
2007
24
16
 
13
 
Guam
2007
29
11
 
9
 
Guatemala
2007
43
6
 
6
 
Guinea
2007
43
6
 
4
 
Guinea-Bissau
2007
48
5
 
4
 
Guyana
2007
31
9
 
9
 
Haiti
2007
37
7
 
6
 
Honduras
2007
39
6
 
6
 
Hungary
2007
15
25
 
17
 
Iceland
2007
22
18
 
15
 
India
2007
32
8
 
7
 
Indonesia
2007
28
9
 
8
 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
2007
27
7
 
6
 
Iraq
2007
41
5
 
4
 
Ireland
2007
21
17
 
14
 
Isle of Man
2004
*
18
d
24
d
20
d
Israel
2007
28
15
 
12
 
Italy
2007
14
29
 
23
 
Jamaica
2007
31
11
 
10
 
Japan
2007
14
31
 
25
 
Jordan
2007
36
5
 
5
 
Kazakhstan
2007
24
13
 
8
 
Kenya
2007
43
4
 
4
 
Kuwait
2007
23
3
 
3
 
Kyrgyzstan
2007
30
8
 
6
 
Lao People's Democratic Republic
2007
38
6
 
5
 
Latvia
2007
14
27
 
17
 
Lebanon
2007
28
11
 
10
 
Lesotho
2007
40
8
 
6
 
Liberia
2007
47
4
 
3
 
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
2007
30
6
 
6
 
Liechtenstein
2004
*
18
c
18
c
15
c
Lithuania
2007
16
25
 
16
 
Luxembourg
2007
18
21
 
17
 
Madagascar
2007
43
5
 
5
 
Malawi
2007
47
5
 
4
 
Malaysia
2007
30
7
 
7
 
Maldives
2007
32
6
 
6
 
Mali
2007
48
5
 
4
 
Malta
2007
17
22
 
17
 
Marshall Islands
2001
*
42
c
3
c
3
c
Martinique
2007
21
19
 
16
 
Mauritania
2007
40
6
 
4
 
Mauritius8
2007
24
11
 
9
 
Mexico
2007
30
9
 
8
 
Micronesia (Federated States of)
2007
38
6
 
5
 
Monaco
2000
*
13
b
32
b
26
b
Mongolia
2007
27
7
 
5
 
Montenegro
2007
19
21
 
17
 
Montserrat
2001
*
19
a
21
a
19
a
Morocco
2007
29
8
 
7
 
Mozambique
2007
44
6
 
4
 
Myanmar
2007
26
9
 
7
 
Namibia
2007
37
6
 
5
 
Nepal
2007
38
7
 
5
 
Netherlands
2007
18
22
 
18
 
Netherlands Antilles
2007
21
15
 
13
 
New Caledonia
2007
26
11
 
10
 
New Zealand
2007
21
18
 
16
 
Nicaragua
2007
37
6
 
6
 
Niger
2007
48
5
 
5
 
Nigeria
2007
44
5
 
4
 
Niue
1997
*
33
a
15
a
11
a
Northern Mariana Islands
2000
*
23
a
...
 
...
Norway9
2007
19
22
 
18
 
Occupied Palestinian Territory
2007
45
5
 
4
 
Oman
2007
32
5
 
4
 
Pakistan
2007
36
6
 
6
 
Palau
2000
*
24
a
...
 
...
Panama
2007
30
9
 
9
 
Papua New Guinea
2007
40
4
 
4
 
Paraguay
2007
35
8
 
7
 
Peru
2007
31
9
 
8
 
Philippines
2007
35
7
 
6
 
Poland
2007
15
21
 
15
 
Portugal
2007
16
25
 
20
 
Puerto Rico
2007
21
20
 
16
 
Qatar
2007
21
3
 
3
 
Republic of Korea
2007
18
17
 
13
 
Republic of Moldova
2007
19
18
 
12
 
Réunion
2007
26
12
 
9
 
Romania
2007
15
22
 
17
 
Russian Federation
2007
15
21
 
12
 
Rwanda
2007
43
4
 
3
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis
2000
*
31
c
12
c
10
c
Saint Lucia
2007
27
11
 
9
 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2007
28
10
 
8
 
Samoa
2007
40
7
 
6
 
San Marino
2004
*
15
c
23
c
18
c
São Tomé and Príncipe
2007
41
6
 
5
 
Saudi Arabia
2007
34
5
 
4
 
Senegal
2007
42
6
 
6
 
Serbia
2007
18
21
 
17
 
Seychelles
2002
*
26
c
12
c
8
c
Sierra Leone
2007
43
6
 
5
 
Singapore
2007
18
14
 
13
 
Slovakia
2007
16
20
 
13
 
Slovenia
2007
14
25
 
18
 
Solomon Islands
2007
40
5
 
5
 
Somalia
2007
44
4
 
4
 
South Africa
2007
32
8
 
6
 
Spain
2007
15
24
 
20
 
Sri Lanka
2007
23
11
 
10
 
Sudan
2007
40
6
 
5
 
Suriname
2007
29
10
 
8
 
Swaziland
2007
39
6
 
5
 
Sweden
2007
17
26
 
22
 
Switzerland
2007
16
24
 
19
 
Syrian Arab Republic
2007
36
5
 
4
 
Tajikistan
2007
38
5
 
5
 
Thailand
2007
21
13
 
11
 
TFYR of Macedonia10
2007
19
18
 
14
 
Timor-Leste (Democratic Republic of)
2007
45
5
 
4
 
Togo
2007
43
5
 
4
 
Tokelau
2001
*
41
a
10
a
9
a
Tonga
2007
37
10
 
8
 
Trinidad and Tobago
2007
21
11
 
9
 
Tunisia
2007
25
9
 
8
 
Turkey
2007
27
9
 
8
 
Turkmenistan
2007
30
7
 
5
 
Turks and Caicos Islands
2001
*
29
b
4
b,e
4
b,e
Uganda
2007
49
4
 
3
 
Ukraine
2007
14
25
 
16
 
United Arab Emirates
2007
20
2
 
2
 
United Kingdom11
2007
18
24
 
20
 
United Republic of Tanzania
2007
44
5
 
4
 
United States of America
2007
20
19
 
15
 
United States Virgin Islands
2007
23
19
 
17
 
Uruguay
2007
23
21
 
15
 
Uzbekistan
2007
32
7
 
5
 
Vanuatu
2007
39
5
 
5
 
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2007
31
8
 
7
 
Viet Nam
2007
28
8
 
7
 
Western Sahara
2007
30
3
 
4
 
Yemen
2007
45
4
 
3
 
Zambia
2007
46
5
 
4
 
Zimbabwe
2007
38
6
 
4
 
 

Sources:

Calculated by the United Nations Statistics Division based on data published by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2007), World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision. CD-ROM Edition - Comprehensive Dataset (United Nations publications, forthcoming), supplemented by official national statistics published in United Nations Demographic Yearbook 2004, available from the United Nations Statistics Division website, http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/default.htm (accessed Dec 2007).

Footnotes:

...
Not available.
*
Data compiled by the United Nations Demographic Yearbook system. Data refer to the latest available census, except where noted.
a
De facto population count.
b
De jure population count.
c
De facto estimate.
d
De jure estimate.
e
Refers to age group 65+.
1
Including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.
2
Including the islands of Guernsey and Jersey.
3
For statistical purposes, the data for China do not include Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of China.
4
As of 1 July 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China.
5
As of 20 December 1999, Macao became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China.
6
Including the island of Mayotte.
7
Including Åland Islands.
8
Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.
9
Including Savalbard and Jan Mayen islands.
10
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
11
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Technical notes:

The percentage of population under 15 years refers to the percentage of the total population aged 0 to 14 years. The percentage of the female and male population aged 60+ refer to the percentage of the female population who are 60 years and older and the percentage of the male population who are 60 years and older, respectively.

The medium variant projections for 2007 refer to 1 July of the given year and assume the following: Total fertility in all countries eventually converges toward a level of 1.85 children per woman by the end of the projection period (2005-2050). However, not all countries reach this level during the projection period. The basic principle of the fertility projection is the same for all countries, but projection procedures are slightly different depending on whether countries had a total fertility above or below 1.85 children per woman in 2000-2005. Mortality is projected on the basis of models of change of life expectancy that produce smaller gains the higher the life expectancy already reached. The selection of the model for each country is based on recent trends in life expectancy by sex. For the 60 countries highly affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, estimates of the impact of HIV/AIDS are made by explicitly modeling the course of the epidemic and by projecting the yearly incidence of HIV infection. International migration is projected on the basis of past international migration estimates and an assessment of the policy stance of countries with regard to future international migration flows.

Estimates of the population by age and sex are prepared by the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat and revised every two years in order to incorporate new data. In general, these population figures are estimates of persons resident in the country or area at mid-year. They are usually based on population census data adjusted to the specified year, taking account of birth, death and international migration rates as determined from population surveys and registers and other national sources as available.

(Source: United Nations Statistics Division)

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