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Female population, percent of total, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 186 countries was 49.85 percent.The highest value was in Hong Kong: 54.21 percent and the lowest value was in Qatar: 25.04 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. 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, 2021 Global rank Available data
Hong Kong 54.21 1 1960 - 2021
Nepal 53.91 2 1960 - 2021
Latvia 53.88 3 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 53.71 4 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 53.66 5 1960 - 2021
Russia 53.64 6 1960 - 2021
Belarus 53.43 7 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 53.22 8 1960 - 2021
Armenia 52.97 9 1960 - 2021
Portugal 52.68 10 1960 - 2021
Puerto Rico 52.65 11 1960 - 2021
Aruba 52.58 12 1960 - 2021
Estonia 52.54 13 1960 - 2021
Hungary 52.38 14 1960 - 2021
Georgia 52.36 15 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 52.26 16 1960 - 2021
Moldova 52.14 17 1960 - 2021
Sri Lanka 52.09 18 1960 - 2021
Macao 51.92 19 1960 - 2021
Burma 51.81 20 1960 - 2021
Croatia 51.76 21 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 51.71 22 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 51.67 23 1960 - 2021
France 51.61 24 1960 - 2021
Barbados 51.57 25 1960 - 2021
Poland 51.55 26 1960 - 2021
Guinea 51.53 27 1960 - 2021
Namibia 51.51 28 1960 - 2021
Botswana 51.5 29 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 51.45 30 1960 - 2021
Kazakhstan 51.45 31 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 51.4 32 1960 - 2021
Romania 51.38 33 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 51.37 34 1960 - 2021
Thailand 51.37 35 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 51.3 36 1960 - 2021
Italy 51.28 37 1960 - 2021
Argentina 51.2 38 1960 - 2021
Japan 51.18 39 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 51.17 40 1960 - 2021
Senegal 51.17 41 1960 - 2021
North Korea 51.09 42 1960 - 2021
Mexico 51.08 43 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 51.04 44 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 51.04 45 1960 - 2021
Euro area 51.03 46 1960 - 2021
Serbia 51.03 47 1960 - 2021
Greece 50.92 48 1960 - 2021
Colombia 50.9 49 1960 - 2021
Brazil 50.89 50 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 50.85 51 1960 - 2021
Spain 50.84 52 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 50.84 53 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 50.83 54 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 50.81 55 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 50.77 56 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 50.77 57 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 50.76 58 1960 - 2021
South Africa 50.76 59 1960 - 2021
Czechia 50.75 60 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 50.75 61 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 50.72 62 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 50.72 63 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 50.7 64 1960 - 2021
Chile 50.68 65 1960 - 2021
Malawi 50.68 66 1960 - 2021
Uganda 50.68 67 1960 - 2021
Finland 50.67 68 1960 - 2021
Austria 50.66 69 1960 - 2021
Haiti 50.65 70 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 50.65 71 1960 - 2021
Lesotho 50.63 72 1960 - 2021
Turkey 50.63 73 1960 - 2021
UK 50.57 74 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 50.55 75 1960 - 2021
Germany 50.54 76 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 50.54 77 1960 - 2021
Angola 50.52 78 1960 - 2021
USA 50.52 79 1960 - 2021
Zambia 50.48 80 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 50.43 81 1960 - 2021
Gambia 50.41 82 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 50.4 83 1960 - 2021
Belgium 50.39 84 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 50.39 85 1960 - 2021
Burundi 50.37 86 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 50.37 87 1960 - 2021
Canada 50.36 88 1960 - 2021
Morocco 50.35 89 1960 - 2021
Ireland 50.34 90 1960 - 2021
Peru 50.33 91 1960 - 2021
Kenya 50.31 92 1960 - 2021
Belize 50.3 93 1960 - 2021
Denmark 50.3 94 1960 - 2021
Togo 50.23 95 1960 - 2021
Australia 50.21 96 1960 - 2021
Israel 50.19 97 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 50.19 98 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 50.16 99 1960 - 2021
Somalia 50.15 100 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 50.11 101 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 50.1 102 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 50.08 103 1960 - 2021
Chad 50.07 104 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 50.07 105 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 50.07 106 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 50.07 107 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 50.05 108 1960 - 2021
Benin 50.04 109 1960 - 2021
Sudan 50.04 110 1960 - 2021
Honduras 50.03 111 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 50.03 112 1960 - 2021
Azerbaijan 50.02 113 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 50.02 114 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 50.01 115 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 50 116 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 49.99 117 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 49.99 118 1960 - 2021
Syria 49.99 119 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 49.98 120 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 49.97 121 1960 - 2021
Panama 49.96 122 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 49.96 123 1960 - 2021
South Korea 49.95 124 1960 - 2021
Tonga 49.94 125 1960 - 2021
Mali 49.89 126 1960 - 2021
Sweden 49.89 127 1960 - 2021
Malta 49.84 128 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 49.83 129 1960 - 2021
Laos 49.81 130 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 49.8 131 1960 - 2021
Philippines 49.8 132 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 49.77 133 1960 - 2021
Iceland 49.76 134 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 49.76 135 1960 - 2021
Suriname 49.76 136 1960 - 2021
Liberia 49.71 137 1960 - 2021
Niger 49.7 138 1960 - 2021
Guyana 49.67 139 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 49.66 140 1960 - 2021
Grenada 49.65 141 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 49.63 142 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 49.63 143 1960 - 2021
Yemen 49.63 144 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 49.61 145 1960 - 2021
Comoros 49.56 146 1960 - 2021
Libya 49.54 147 1960 - 2021
Iran 49.53 148 1960 - 2021
Algeria 49.48 149 1960 - 2021
Egypt 49.48 150 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 49.47 151 1960 - 2021
Norway 49.43 152 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 49.4 153 1960 - 2021
Fiji 49.38 154 1960 - 2021
Iraq 49.38 155 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 49.38 156 1960 - 2021
Jordan 49.35 157 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 49.32 158 1960 - 2021
Ghana 49.31 159 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 49.31 160 1960 - 2021
Palestine 49.29 161 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 49.2 162 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 49.17 163 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 49.15 164 1960 - 2021
Gabon 49.12 165 1960 - 2021
Albania 49.11 166 1960 - 2021
Papua N.G. 48.94 167 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 48.75 168 1960 - 2021
China 48.73 169 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 48.7 170 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 48.64 171 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 48.54 172 1960 - 2021
Samoa 48.23 173 1960 - 2021
Brunei 48.15 174 1960 - 2021
India 48.04 175 1960 - 2021
Singapore 47.66 176 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 47.53 177 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 46.79 178 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 44.36 179 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 42.17 180 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 38.68 181 1960 - 2021
Maldives 36.86 182 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 35.14 183 1960 - 2021
Oman 34.08 184 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 31.06 185 1960 - 2021
Qatar 25.04 186 1960 - 2021


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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53.91
53.88
53.71
53.66
53.64
53.43
53.22
52.97
52.68
52.65
52.58
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52.38
52.36
52.26
52.14
52.09
51.92
51.81
51.76
51.71
51.67
51.61
51.57
51.55
51.53
51.51
51.50
51.45
51.45
51.40
51.38
51.37
51.37
51.30
51.28
51.20
51.18
51.17
51.17
51.09
51.08
51.04
51.04
51.03
51.03
50.92
50.90
50.89
50.85
50.84
50.84
50.83
50.81
50.77
50.77
50.76
50.76
50.75
50.75
50.72
50.72
50.70
50.68
50.68
50.68
50.67
50.66
50.65
50.65
50.63
50.63
50.57
50.55
50.54
50.54
50.52
50.52
50.48
50.43
50.41
50.40
50.39
50.39
50.37
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50.36
50.35
50.34
50.33
50.31
50.30
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50.23
50.21
50.19
50.19
50.16
50.15
50.11
50.10
50.08
50.07
50.07
50.07
50.07
50.05
50.04
50.04
50.03
50.03
50.02
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50.01
50.00
49.99
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49.98
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49.96
49.96
49.95
49.94
49.89
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49.80
49.80
49.77
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49.71
49.70
49.67
49.66
49.65
49.63
49.63
49.63
49.61
49.56
49.54
49.53
49.48
49.48
49.47
49.43
49.40
49.38
49.38
49.38
49.35
49.32
49.31
49.31
49.29
49.20
49.17
49.15
49.12
49.11
48.94
48.75
48.73
48.70
48.64
48.54
48.23
48.15
48.04
47.66
47.53
46.79
44.36
42.17
38.68
36.86
35.14
34.08
31.06
25.04
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27.1
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