New Zealand Median age

Factbook > Countries > New Zealand > Demographics

Median age: total: 37.4 years
male: 36.6 years
female: 38.2 years (2013 est.)

Definition: This entry is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population. Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Uganda and Gaza Strip to 40 or more in several European countries and Japan. See the entry for "Age structure" for the importance of a young versus an older age structure and, by implication, a low versus a higher median age.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of December 6, 2013

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