* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Population ages 0-14, percent of total, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 196 countries was 26.5 percent. The highest value was in Niger: 48.85 percent and the lowest value was in South Korea: 11.57 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division
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Countries Percent children, 2022 Global rank Available data
Niger 48.85 1 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 48.13 2 1960 - 2022
Chad 47.51 3 1960 - 2022
Mali 47.19 4 1960 - 2022
Somalia 47.16 5 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 46.54 6 1960 - 2022
Burundi 45.77 7 1960 - 2022
Angola 45.02 8 1960 - 2022
Uganda 44.78 9 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 43.72 10 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 43.52 11 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 43.36 12 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 43.13 13 1960 - 2022
Gambia 43.06 14 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 43.04 15 1960 - 2022
Zambia 42.86 16 1960 - 2022
Malawi 42.59 17 1960 - 2022
Benin 42.43 18 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 42.21 19 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 41.61 20 1960 - 2022
Guinea 41.54 21 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 41.48 22 1960 - 2022
Senegal 41.45 23 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 41.05 24 1960 - 2022
Sudan 40.93 25 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 40.63 26 1960 - 2022
Liberia 40.52 27 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 40.11 28 1960 - 2022
Togo 39.96 29 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 39.63 30 1960 - 2022
Yemen 39.5 31 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 39.47 32 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 39.39 33 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 39.2 34 1960 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 39.11 35 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 39.07 36 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 38.98 37 1960 - 2022
Palestine 38.77 38 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 38.49 39 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 38.47 40 1960 - 2022
Comoros 38.04 41 1960 - 2022
Kenya 37.81 42 1960 - 2022
Iraq 37.74 43 1960 - 2022
Samoa 37.57 44 1960 - 2022
Ghana 36.94 45 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 36.57 46 1960 - 2022
Gabon 36.28 47 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 36.27 48 1960 - 2022
Namibia 36.24 49 1960 - 2022
Kiribati 36.08 50 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 34.69 51 1960 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 34.45 52 1960 - 2022
Tonga 34.26 53 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 34.25 54 1960 - 2022
Lesotho 33.98 55 1960 - 2022
Egypt 32.86 56 1960 - 2022
Botswana 32.6 57 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 32.47 58 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 32.4 59 1960 - 2022
Jordan 32.09 60 1960 - 2022
Haiti 32.08 61 1960 - 2022
Tuvalu 31.69 62 1960 - 2022
Syria 31.42 63 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 31.12 64 1960 - 2022
Bolivia 30.83 65 1960 - 2022
Algeria 30.64 66 1960 - 2022
Laos 30.64 67 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 30.39 68 1960 - 2022
Philippines 30.34 69 1960 - 2022
Micronesia 30.31 70 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 30.21 71 1960 - 2022
Honduras 30.12 72 1960 - 2022
Nicaragua 29.72 73 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 29.67 74 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 28.95 75 1960 - 2022
Nepal 28.88 76 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 28.87 77 1960 - 2022
Fiji 28.61 78 1960 - 2022
Guyana 28.61 79 1960 - 2022
South Africa 28.55 80 1960 - 2022
Libya 28.29 81 1960 - 2022
Israel 28.07 82 1960 - 2022
Belize 27.74 83 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 27.57 84 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 27.44 85 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 27.11 86 1960 - 2022
Oman 27.03 87 1960 - 2022
Morocco 26.58 88 1960 - 2022
Suriname 26.25 89 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 26.18 90 1960 - 2022
Panama 26.13 91 1960 - 2022
Peru 26.01 92 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 25.97 93 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 25.95 94 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 25.69 95 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 25.42 96 1960 - 2022
India 25.31 97 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 25.21 98 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 24.84 99 1960 - 2022
Burma 24.64 100 1960 - 2022
Mexico 24.51 101 1960 - 2022
Grenada 23.97 102 1960 - 2022
Iran 23.57 103 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 23.48 104 1960 - 2022
Turkey 23.23 105 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 23.1 106 1960 - 2022
Argentina 23.05 107 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 22.82 108 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 22.67 109 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 22.39 110 1960 - 2022
N. Caledonia 22.21 111 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 22.14 112 1960 - 2022
Brunei 22.06 113 1960 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 21.93 114 1960 - 2022
Maldives 21.68 115 1960 - 2022
Colombia 21.34 116 1960 - 2022
Georgia 21.26 117 1960 - 2022
Palau 21.02 118 1960 - 2022
Faroe Isl. 20.72 119 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 20.72 120 1960 - 2022
Armenia 20.48 121 1960 - 2022
Brazil 20.27 122 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 20.19 123 1960 - 2022
Costa Rica 20.19 124 1960 - 2022
Jamaica 19.84 125 1960 - 2022
Dominica 19.63 126 1960 - 2022
Ireland 19.58 127 1960 - 2022
Moldova 19.31 128 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 19.1 129 1960 - 2022
Bahamas 19.06 130 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 19.05 131 1960 - 2022
North Korea 18.9 132 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 18.7 133 1960 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 18.55 134 1960 - 2022
Iceland 18.49 135 1960 - 2022
Chile 18.32 136 1960 - 2022
Australia 18.18 137 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 18.1 138 1960 - 2022
Saint Lucia 18.04 139 1960 - 2022
USA 17.96 140 1960 - 2022
Russia 17.7 141 1960 - 2022
Sweden 17.6 142 1960 - 2022
UK 17.47 143 1960 - 2022
China 17.25 144 1960 - 2022
France 17.2 145 1960 - 2022
Gibraltar 17.04 146 1960 - 2022
Barbados 16.92 147 1960 - 2022
Belarus 16.78 148 1960 - 2022
Norway 16.71 149 1960 - 2022
Belgium 16.53 150 1960 - 2022
Estonia 16.41 151 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 16.31 152 1960 - 2022
Aruba 16.24 153 1960 - 2022
Albania 16.15 154 1960 - 2022
Denmark 16.06 155 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 16.01 156 1960 - 2022
Czechia 15.95 157 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 15.93 158 1960 - 2022
Romania 15.92 159 1960 - 2022
Qatar 15.81 160 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 15.8 161 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 15.74 162 1960 - 2022
Canada 15.58 163 1960 - 2022
Latvia 15.56 164 1960 - 2022
Thailand 15.52 165 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 15.43 166 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 15.42 167 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 15.32 168 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 15.23 169 1960 - 2022
Finland 15.17 170 1960 - 2022
Poland 15.15 171 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 15.12 172 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 15.05 173 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 14.87 174 1960 - 2022
Macao 14.82 175 1960 - 2022
Bermuda 14.71 176 1960 - 2022
Liechtenstein 14.46 177 1960 - 2022
Hungary 14.44 178 1960 - 2022
Serbia 14.44 179 1960 - 2022
Austria 14.38 180 1960 - 2022
Croatia 14.08 181 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 14 182 1960 - 2022
Germany 13.96 183 1960 - 2022
Greece 13.87 184 1960 - 2022
Spain 13.8 185 1960 - 2022
Puerto Rico 13.44 186 1960 - 2022
Portugal 13.18 187 1960 - 2022
Malta 13.15 188 1960 - 2022
Monaco 13.03 189 1960 - 2022
Andorra 12.8 190 1960 - 2022
San Marino 12.74 191 1960 - 2022
Italy 12.43 192 1960 - 2022
Hong Kong 12.04 193 1960 - 2022
Singapore 11.84 194 1960 - 2022
Japan 11.62 195 1960 - 2022
South Korea 11.57 196 1960 - 2022



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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22.67
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