Afghanistan: Percent children

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Population ages 0-14, percent of total

 Latest value 42.85
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2023
 Average 46.20
 Min - Max 41.63 - 49.96
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1960 to 2023. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 46.2 percent with a minimum of 41.63 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 49.96 percent in 2003. The latest value from 2023 is 42.85 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 196 countries is 26.24 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Percent children - Recent values chart

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Afghanistan - Percent children - historical chart - 1960-2023

Definition: Total population below the age of 14 as a percentage of the total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 41.13 2022 million
 Percent urban population 26.62 2022 percent
 Population density 61 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.40 2023 percent
 Percent children 42.85 2023 percent
 Percent female population 49.53 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 73.07 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 83.57 2022 percent
 Refugee population 52,159 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 1 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.53 2022 percent
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