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Young and old, 2015

Source: Population Division - United Nations, World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision,


The maps show reverse geographies: one of them specifies the proportion of under-15s in the population of states, while the second indicates the percentage of over-65s. These estimates – calculated for 2015 by the UN’s Population Division – show a sub-Saharan Africa in which young people represent over a third of the population. This is frequently the case in the Middle East also, which contrasts with North America, Eurasia, Northeast Asia, and Oceania, where there is a greater preponderance of older people in the populations. 


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