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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by People > Age structure > 55-64 years

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from People > Age structure, which provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group as follows: 0-14 years (children), 15-24 years (early working age), 25-54 years (prime working age), 55-64 years (mature working age), 65 years and over (elderly). 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Mauritius 10.6% 2013
2 Seychelles 7.8% 2013
3 South Africa 6.9% 2013
4 Lesotho 4.9% 2013
5 Namibia 4.8% 2013
=6 Ghana 4.7% 2013
=6 Guinea-Bissau 4.7% 2013
8 Djibouti 4.6% 2013
=9 Mauritania 4.5% 2013
=9 Cape Verde 4.5% 2013
=11 Guinea 4.4% 2013
=11 Cote d'Ivoire 4.4% 2013
=13 Cameroon 4.3% 2013
=13 Liberia 4.3% 2013
=13 Botswana 4.3% 2013
=16 Swaziland 4.2% 2013
=16 Equatorial Guinea 4.2% 2013
=16 Togo 4.2% 2013
=19 Madagascar 4.1% 2013
=19 Gabon 4.1% 2013
=19 Comoros 4.1% 2013
=22 Sierra Leone 4% 2013
=22 The Gambia 4% 2013
=22 Angola 4% 2013
=25 Ethiopia 3.9% 2013
=25 Central African Republic 3.9% 2013
=25 Rwanda 3.9% 2013
=25 Chad 3.9% 2013
=29 Nigeria 3.8% 2013
=29 Sudan 3.8% 2013
=29 Eritrea 3.8% 2013
=29 Burundi 3.8% 2013
=33 Senegal 3.7% 2013
=33 Zimbabwe 3.7% 2013
=33 Mali 3.7% 2013
=36 Malawi 3.6% 2013
=36 Kenya 3.6% 2013
=38 Tanzania 3.5% 2013
=38 Somalia 3.5% 2013
=38 Benin 3.5% 2013
=38 Mozambique 3.5% 2013
=38 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.5% 2013
43 Sao Tome and Principe 3.4% 2013
44 Niger 3.3% 2013
=45 Burkina Faso 3.1% 2013
=45 South Sudan 3.1% 2013
47 Zambia 2.9% 2013
48 Uganda 2.3% 2013

Citation

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by People > Age structure > 55-64 years

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Interesting observations about People > Age structure > 55-64 years

  • Hong Kong ranked first for age structure > 55-64 years amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Slovenia ranked first for age structure > 55-64 years amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Canada ranked first for age structure > 55-64 years amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • Albania ranked first for age structure > 55-64 years amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • Poland ranked first for age structure > 55-64 years amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • Japan ranked first for age structure > 55-64 years amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • Serbia ranked first for age structure > 55-64 years amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.
  • Mauritius ranked first for age structure > 55-64 years amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
  • Israel ranked first for age structure > 55-64 years amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2013.
  • Finland ranked first for age structure > 55-64 years amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2013.
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