Almost 60% of Africa’s population is under the age of 25, making Africa the world’s youngest continent. This growth is attributed to high fertility coupled with declining child mortality.
Which country has the highest percentage of youth?
INDIA. India tops the list with 356 million young people as the country of world’s largest youth population.
Which age group in Africa is the largest?
On the contrary, only approximately 27 million individuals were aged 70 years and older as of the same year. In fact, Africa is the continent with the youngest population in the world.
Population of Africa in 2020, by age group (in 1,000s)
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What is the average life span in Africa?
The average life expectancy across the whole continent was 62 years for males and 65 years for females.
Average life expectancy in Africa for those born in 2020, by gender and region (in years)
What is the age range of youth?
The United Nations defines youth as persons between the ages of 15 and 24 with all UN statistics based on this range, the UN states education as a source for these statistics. The UN also recognizes that this varies without prejudice to other age groups listed by member states such as 18–30.
How many females are in the world?
This is false; the UN Population Division confirmed the latest world population projection to AFP as 3.82 billion females and 3.89 billion males.