Cameroon: Percent children

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Population ages 0-14, percent of total

 Latest value 41.95
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2023
 Average 43.88
 Min - Max 39.05 - 46.46
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Cameroon from 1960 to 2023. The average value for Cameroon during that period was 43.88 percent with a minimum of 39.05 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 46.46 percent in 1992. The latest value from 2023 is 41.95 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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Cameroon - Percent children - Recent values chart

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Cameroon - 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 27.91 2022 million
 Percent urban population 58.73 2022 percent
 Population density 58 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.65 2023 percent
 Percent children 41.95 2023 percent
 Percent female population 50.12 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 40.69 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 81.42 2022 percent
 Refugee population 473,887 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 2 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.60 2022 percent
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