United Arab Emirates Age structure

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Age structure: 0-14 years: 21.01% (male 652,718/female 622,850)
15-24 years: 13.51% (male 487,558/female 332,829)
25-54 years: 61.14% (male 2,828,731/female 884,233)
55-64 years: 3.27% (male 147,429/female 51,097)
65 years and over: 1.07% (male 40,226/female 24,804) (2017 est.)

Definition: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group as follows: 0-14 years (children), 15-24 years (early working age), 25-54 years (prime working age), 55-64 years (mature working age), 65 years and over (elderly). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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