* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Female population, percent of total, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 47 countries was 50.95 percent. The highest value was in Ukraine: 54.4 percent and the lowest value was in Malta: 47.85 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
Ukraine 54.4 1 1960 - 2023
Belarus 53.99 2 1960 - 2023
Latvia 53.57 3 1960 - 2023
Russia 53.55 4 1960 - 2023
Lithuania 53.02 5 1960 - 2023
Portugal 52.8 6 1960 - 2023
Estonia 52.47 7 1960 - 2023
Moldova 52.3 8 1960 - 2023
Serbia 52.06 9 1960 - 2023
Hungary 51.92 10 1960 - 2023
France 51.7 11 1960 - 2023
Romania 51.6 12 1960 - 2023
Poland 51.54 13 1960 - 2023
Bulgaria 51.5 14 1960 - 2023
Montenegro 51.32 15 1960 - 2023
San Marino 51.31 16 1960 - 2023
Croatia 51.26 17 1960 - 2023
Italy 51.21 18 1960 - 2023
Greece 51.13 19 1960 - 2023
Slovakia 51.11 20 1960 - 2023
Monaco 51.01 21 1960 - 2023
Spain 50.98 22 1960 - 2023
Bosnia & Herz. 50.78 23 1960 - 2023
Austria 50.75 24 1960 - 2023
Czechia 50.69 25 1960 - 2023
Germany 50.65 26 1960 - 2023
Finland 50.58 27 1960 - 2023
UK 50.57 28 1960 - 2023
Belgium 50.56 29 1960 - 2023
Ireland 50.43 30 1960 - 2023
Liechtenstein 50.38 31 1960 - 2023
Switzerland 50.31 32 1960 - 2023
Netherlands 50.28 33 1960 - 2023
Denmark 50.24 34 1960 - 2023
Albania 50.19 35 1960 - 2023
North Macedonia 50.17 36 1960 - 2023
Gibraltar 50.03 37 1960 - 2023
Cyprus 49.91 38 1960 - 2023
Turkey 49.9 39 1960 - 2023
Slovenia 49.71 40 1960 - 2023
Luxembourg 49.67 41 1960 - 2023
Sweden 49.59 42 1960 - 2023
Norway 49.53 43 1960 - 2023
Andorra 48.93 44 1960 - 2023
Iceland 48.74 45 1960 - 2023
Faroe Isl. 48.24 46 1960 - 2023
Malta 47.85 47 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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