Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 18th of February 2019 to The Sounding Line.
The following map, from Visual Capitalist, shows the median age of every continent on Earth.
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Europe is the world’s oldest continent, with an median age of 42. It is followed by North America, Oceania, Asia and South America, and Africa which has a startlingly young median age of just 18 years old. The oldest and youngest countries in the world are as follows:
|Rank||Country||Median Age (Youngest)||Rank||Country||Median Age (Oldest)|
|#1||Niger||15.4 years||#1||Monaco||53.1 years|
|#2||Mali||15.8 years||#2||Japan||47.3 years|
|#3||Uganda||15.8 years||#3||Germany||47.1 years|
|#4||Angola||15.9 years||#4||Italy||45.5 years|
|#5||Zambia||16.8 years||#5||Slovenia||44.5 years|
The following map, from Aron Strandberg, show projections for the median age of countries around the world:
As we have noted on many occasions, Africa’s young, fast growing population is propelling from roughly 15% of the world’s population in 2000 to 40% by 2100.
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