* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Female population, percent of total, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 196 countries was 50 percent. The highest value was in Armenia: 55.04 percent and the lowest value was in Qatar: 27.68 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division
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Countries Percent female population, 2023 Global rank Available data
Armenia 55.04 1 1960 - 2023
Ukraine 54.4 2 1960 - 2023
Belarus 53.99 3 1960 - 2023
Hong Kong 53.99 4 1960 - 2023
Latvia 53.57 5 1960 - 2023
Russia 53.55 6 1960 - 2023
Macao 53.15 7 1960 - 2023
Lithuania 53.02 8 1960 - 2023
Georgia 53 9 1960 - 2023
Aruba 52.9 10 1960 - 2023
Puerto Rico 52.89 11 1960 - 2023
Portugal 52.8 12 1960 - 2023
Zimbabwe 52.72 13 1960 - 2023
Estonia 52.47 14 1960 - 2023
El Salvador 52.4 15 1960 - 2023
Moldova 52.3 16 1960 - 2023
Bahamas 52.29 17 1960 - 2023
Ant.& Barb. 52.22 18 1960 - 2023
Nepal 52.06 19 1960 - 2023
Serbia 52.06 20 1960 - 2023
Barbados 52.03 21 1960 - 2023
Hungary 51.92 22 1960 - 2023
Sri Lanka 51.86 23 1960 - 2023
Bermuda 51.83 24 1960 - 2023
Kazakhstan 51.83 25 1960 - 2023
Namibia 51.76 26 1960 - 2023
France 51.7 27 1960 - 2023
Romania 51.6 28 1960 - 2023
Poland 51.54 29 1960 - 2023
Lebanon 51.53 30 1960 - 2023
Uruguay 51.53 31 1960 - 2023
Bulgaria 51.5 32 1960 - 2023
Thailand 51.5 33 1960 - 2023
Japan 51.41 34 1960 - 2023
Malawi 51.34 35 1960 - 2023
Montenegro 51.32 36 1960 - 2023
San Marino 51.31 37 1960 - 2023
Croatia 51.26 38 1960 - 2023
South Africa 51.25 39 1960 - 2023
Mexico 51.23 40 1960 - 2023
Italy 51.21 41 1960 - 2023
Kiribati 51.21 42 1960 - 2023
Greece 51.13 43 1960 - 2023
Slovakia 51.11 44 1960 - 2023
Rwanda 51.04 45 1960 - 2023
Monaco 51.01 46 1960 - 2023
Guyana 50.99 47 1960 - 2023
Spain 50.98 48 1960 - 2023
Mauritania 50.96 49 1960 - 2023
Mozambique 50.93 50 1960 - 2023
Brazil 50.91 51 1960 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 50.91 52 1960 - 2023
Senegal 50.81 53 1960 - 2023
Bosnia & Herz. 50.78 54 1960 - 2023
Austria 50.75 55 1960 - 2023
Mauritius 50.73 56 1960 - 2023
Nicaragua 50.73 57 1960 - 2023
Colombia 50.72 58 1960 - 2023
Tr.&Tobago 50.72 59 1960 - 2023
Czechia 50.69 60 1960 - 2023
Lesotho 50.68 61 1960 - 2023
Tunisia 50.67 62 1960 - 2023
Zambia 50.66 63 1960 - 2023
Germany 50.65 64 1960 - 2023
Azerbaijan 50.64 65 1960 - 2023
Eritrea 50.64 66 1960 - 2023
Botswana 50.6 67 1960 - 2023
G.-Bissau 50.59 68 1960 - 2023
Saint Lucia 50.59 69 1960 - 2023
Vietnam 50.59 70 1960 - 2023
Finland 50.58 71 1960 - 2023
Tanzania 50.57 72 1960 - 2023
UK 50.57 73 1960 - 2023
Venezuela 50.57 74 1960 - 2023
Angola 50.56 75 1960 - 2023
Belgium 50.56 76 1960 - 2023
Tonga 50.53 77 1960 - 2023
Cambodia 50.52 78 1960 - 2023
Guatemala 50.52 79 1960 - 2023
Guinea 50.51 80 1960 - 2023
Peru 50.5 81 1960 - 2023
USA 50.5 82 1960 - 2023
Argentina 50.49 83 1960 - 2023
Haiti 50.48 84 1960 - 2023
Bangladesh 50.47 85 1960 - 2023
North Korea 50.46 86 1960 - 2023
Turkmenistan 50.46 87 1960 - 2023
Kenya 50.45 88 1960 - 2023
Uganda 50.45 89 1960 - 2023
Mongolia 50.44 90 1960 - 2023
Swaziland 50.44 91 1960 - 2023
Ireland 50.43 92 1960 - 2023
Jamaica 50.42 93 1960 - 2023
New Zealand 50.42 94 1960 - 2023
DR Congo 50.39 95 1960 - 2023
Djibouti 50.39 96 1960 - 2023
Liechtenstein 50.38 97 1960 - 2023
Chile 50.37 98 1960 - 2023
Australia 50.34 99 1960 - 2023
Burundi 50.33 100 1960 - 2023
Dominica 50.33 101 1960 - 2023
Switzerland 50.31 102 1960 - 2023
Canada 50.3 103 1960 - 2023
N. Caledonia 50.29 104 1960 - 2023
Cape Verde 50.28 105 1960 - 2023
Netherlands 50.28 106 1960 - 2023
Suriname 50.27 107 1960 - 2023
Burma 50.25 108 1960 - 2023
Denmark 50.24 109 1960 - 2023
Gambia 50.23 110 1960 - 2023
Albania 50.19 111 1960 - 2023
Liberia 50.18 112 1960 - 2023
North Macedonia 50.17 113 1960 - 2023
Burkina Faso 50.16 114 1960 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 50.14 115 1960 - 2023
Ghana 50.13 116 1960 - 2023
Cameroon 50.12 117 1960 - 2023
Israel 50.1 118 1960 - 2023
South Korea 50.1 119 1960 - 2023
Ecuador 50.09 120 1960 - 2023
Palestine 50.09 121 1960 - 2023
R. of Congo 50.06 122 1960 - 2023
Grenada 50.04 123 1960 - 2023
Sudan 50.04 124 1960 - 2023
C.A. Republic 50.03 125 1960 - 2023
Gibraltar 50.03 126 1960 - 2023
Costa Rica 50.02 127 1960 - 2023
Panama 50.01 128 1960 - 2023
Syria 49.95 129 1960 - 2023
Uzbekistan 49.95 130 1960 - 2023
Cyprus 49.91 131 1960 - 2023
Madagascar 49.91 132 1960 - 2023
Benin 49.9 133 1960 - 2023
Bolivia 49.9 134 1960 - 2023
Turkey 49.9 135 1960 - 2023
Iraq 49.88 136 1960 - 2023
Sierra Leone 49.88 137 1960 - 2023
Fiji 49.86 138 1960 - 2023
Somalia 49.86 139 1960 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 49.85 140 1960 - 2023
Paraguay 49.84 141 1960 - 2023
Chad 49.81 142 1960 - 2023
Ethiopia 49.78 143 1960 - 2023
Micronesia 49.76 144 1960 - 2023
Comoros 49.75 145 1960 - 2023
Belize 49.74 146 1960 - 2023
Togo 49.72 147 1960 - 2023
Vanuatu 49.72 148 1960 - 2023
Slovenia 49.71 149 1960 - 2023
Morocco 49.69 150 1960 - 2023
Luxembourg 49.67 151 1960 - 2023
Tajikistan 49.67 152 1960 - 2023
Indonesia 49.66 153 1960 - 2023
Laos 49.61 154 1960 - 2023
Sweden 49.59 155 1960 - 2023
Pakistan 49.58 156 1960 - 2023
Ivory Coast 49.54 157 1960 - 2023
Afghanistan 49.53 158 1960 - 2023
Iran 49.53 159 1960 - 2023
Norway 49.53 160 1960 - 2023
Honduras 49.52 161 1960 - 2023
Mali 49.52 162 1960 - 2023
Yemen 49.5 163 1960 - 2023
Nigeria 49.45 164 1960 - 2023
Egypt 49.44 165 1960 - 2023
Libya 49.43 166 1960 - 2023
Niger 49.28 167 1960 - 2023
Philippines 49.21 168 1960 - 2023
Gabon 49.17 169 1960 - 2023
St. Vincent & ... 49.17 170 1960 - 2023
Algeria 49.09 171 1960 - 2023
Samoa 49.02 172 1960 - 2023
China 48.99 173 1960 - 2023
Solomon Isl. 48.97 174 1960 - 2023
Andorra 48.93 175 1960 - 2023
Malaysia 48.93 176 1960 - 2023
Tuvalu 48.8 177 1960 - 2023
Iceland 48.74 178 1960 - 2023
Papua N.G. 48.47 179 1960 - 2023
India 48.42 180 1960 - 2023
Brunei 48.31 181 1960 - 2023
Faroe Isl. 48.24 182 1960 - 2023
Jordan 48.23 183 1960 - 2023
Palau 48.17 184 1960 - 2023
Malta 47.85 185 1960 - 2023
Singapore 47.74 186 1960 - 2023
Seychelles 47.45 187 1960 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 47.28 188 1960 - 2023
Bhutan 47.14 189 1960 - 2023
Maldives 42.69 190 1960 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 42.5 191 1960 - 2023
Kuwait 39.3 192 1960 - 2023
Oman 39.3 193 1960 - 2023
Bahrain 38.16 194 1960 - 2023
UA Emirates 30.82 195 1960 - 2023
Qatar 27.68 196 1960 - 2023



Definition: Female population is the percentage of the population that is female. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.

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