Population, female (% of total population) - Country Ranking

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.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on age/sex distributions of United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Nepal 54.54 2018
2 Latvia 54.01 2018
3 Hong Kong SAR, China 53.93 2018
4 Lithuania 53.79 2018
5 Ukraine 53.69 2018
6 Russia 53.66 2018
7 Belarus 53.46 2018
8 El Salvador 53.11 2018
9 Armenia 52.96 2018
10 Estonia 52.86 2018
11 Portugal 52.71 2018
12 Puerto Rico 52.45 2018
13 Hungary 52.43 2018
14 Zimbabwe 52.36 2018
15 Georgia 52.29 2018
16 Moldova 52.04 2018
17 Macao SAR, China 51.98 2018
18 Sri Lanka 51.97 2018
19 Croatia 51.85 2018
20 Guinea 51.82 2018
21 Myanmar 51.81 2018
22 Antigua and Barbuda 51.79 2018
23 Botswana 51.73 2018
24 Uruguay 51.72 2018
25 Barbados 51.67 2018
26 France 51.58 2018
27 Namibia 51.55 2018
28 Poland 51.53 2018
29 Kazakhstan 51.51 2018
30 Mozambique 51.48 2018
31 The Bahamas 51.43 2018
32 Bulgaria 51.41 2018
33 Italy 51.38 2018
34 Romania 51.34 2018
35 Slovak Republic 51.34 2018
36 Senegal 51.28 2018
37 Thailand 51.27 2018
38 Argentina 51.24 2018
39 Cambodia 51.20 2018
40 Guinea-Bissau 51.17 2018
41 Japan 51.16 2018
42 Eswatini 51.15 2018
43 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 51.09 2018
44 Mexico 51.09 2018
45 Bosnia and Herzegovina 51.01 2018
46 Serbia 51.00 2018
47 Colombia 50.93 2018
48 Greece 50.92 2018
49 Spain 50.90 2018
50 Rwanda 50.86 2018
51 Kiribati 50.85 2018
52 New Zealand 50.84 2018
53 Brazil 50.83 2018
54 Austria 50.83 2018
55 Czech Republic 50.81 2018
56 Uganda 50.78 2018
57 Turkmenistan 50.76 2018
58 Guatemala 50.76 2018
59 St. Lucia 50.75 2018
60 Chile 50.73 2018
61 Finland 50.72 2018
62 Lesotho 50.72 2018
63 Nicaragua 50.71 2018
64 Malawi 50.70 2018
65 South Africa 50.69 2018
66 Turkey 50.68 2018
67 Mongolia 50.67 2018
68 Germany 50.66 2018
69 Haiti 50.65 2018
70 United Kingdom 50.64 2018
71 Venezuela 50.63 2018
72 Belgium 50.59 2018
73 Trinidad and Tobago 50.59 2018
74 Mauritius 50.58 2018
75 Montenegro 50.56 2018
76 Angola 50.53 2018
77 Kyrgyz Republic 50.52 2018
78 United States 50.52 2018
79 Zambia 50.49 2018
80 Tunisia 50.44 2018
81 Central African Republic 50.44 2018
82 Switzerland 50.43 2018
83 Ireland 50.43 2018
84 Burundi 50.42 2018
85 Morocco 50.40 2018
86 The Gambia 50.40 2018
87 Canada 50.39 2018
88 Jamaica 50.34 2018
89 Peru 50.34 2018
90 Cuba 50.33 2018
91 Kenya 50.32 2018
92 Israel 50.30 2018
93 Denmark 50.27 2018
94 Togo 50.27 2018
95 Slovenia 50.25 2018
96 Netherlands 50.22 2018
97 Australia 50.20 2018
98 Belize 50.19 2018
99 Uzbekistan 50.14 2018
100 Somalia 50.13 2018
101 Madagascar 50.12 2018
102 Sierra Leone 50.12 2018
103 Azerbaijan 50.12 2018
104 Benin 50.10 2018
105 Dem. Rep. Congo 50.10 2018
106 Vietnam 50.10 2018
107 Burkina Faso 50.10 2018
108 Chad 50.08 2018
109 Congo 50.07 2018
110 Tanzania 50.05 2018
111 Honduras 50.05 2018
112 Sudan 50.05 2018
113 Eritrea 50.01 2011
114 Costa Rica 50.01 2018
115 Dominican Republic 50.01 2018
116 Cameroon 50.00 2018
117 Tonga 49.99 2018
118 Ethiopia 49.98 2018
119 Cyprus 49.97 2018
120 Ecuador 49.97 2018
121 North Macedonia 49.97 2018
122 São Tomé and Principe 49.96 2018
123 Sweden 49.95 2018
124 Mali 49.94 2018
125 Korea 49.92 2018
126 Panama 49.91 2018
127 Malta 49.87 2018
128 Mauritania 49.82 2018
129 Cabo Verde 49.82 2018
130 Syrian Arab Republic 49.81 2018
131 Iceland 49.81 2018
132 Guyana 49.81 2018
133 Lao PDR 49.79 2018
134 Bolivia 49.78 2018
135 Niger 49.77 2018
136 Liberia 49.77 2018
137 Philippines 49.74 2018
138 Suriname 49.72 2018
139 Lebanon 49.71 2018
140 New Caledonia 49.66 2018
141 Indonesia 49.64 2018
142 Yemen 49.61 2018
143 Grenada 49.61 2018
144 Tajikistan 49.58 2018
145 Comoros 49.56 2018
146 Luxembourg 49.54 2018
147 Norway 49.52 2018
148 Côte d'Ivoire 49.52 2018
149 Algeria 49.48 2018
150 Libya 49.48 2018
151 Egypt 49.47 2018
152 Timor-Leste 49.46 2018
153 Iran 49.44 2018
154 Iraq 49.41 2018
155 Jordan 49.39 2018
156 Bangladesh 49.39 2018
157 Nigeria 49.34 2018
158 Ghana 49.33 2018
159 Fiji 49.30 2018
160 Vanuatu 49.29 2018
161 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 49.21 2018
162 Solomon Islands 49.15 2018
163 Paraguay 49.15 2018
164 Gabon 49.07 2018
165 Albania 49.06 2018
166 Papua New Guinea 48.96 2018
167 China 48.68 2018
168 Seychelles 48.65 2018
169 Afghanistan 48.64 2018
170 Malaysia 48.58 2018
171 Pakistan 48.54 2018
172 Samoa 48.26 2018
173 Brunei 48.04 2018
174 India 48.02 2018
175 Singapore 47.66 2018
176 Djibouti 47.37 2018
177 Bhutan 47.00 2018
178 Equatorial Guinea 44.46 2018
179 Saudi Arabia 42.45 2018
180 Kuwait 39.55 2018
181 Bahrain 36.35 2018
182 Oman 34.01 2018
183 United Arab Emirates 30.64 2018
184 Qatar 24.50 2018

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Development Relevance: Females comprise almost one-half of the world population. Female population relative to male population is a primary demographic indicator, reflecting historical events such as wars and the socio-demographic and ethno-cultural characteristics of the population.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Population structure by age and sex in the World Bank's estimates is based on the population structure by age and sex in United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects. For more information, see the original source.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual