OPEC countries Compared by People > Age structure > 15-64 years > Males

DEFINITION: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.


1 Nigeria 41.24 million 2008
2 Iran 24.09 million 2008
3 Algeria 11.7 million 2008
4 Saudi Arabia 9.47 million 2008
5 Venezuela 8.3 million 2008
6 Iraq 8.27 million 2008
7 Angola 3.42 million 2008
8 United Arab Emirates 2.66 million 2008
9 Libya 1.99 million 2008
10 Kuwait 1.17 million 2008
11 Qatar 451,127 2008


OPEC countries Compared by People > Age structure > 15-64 years > Males


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