Top 10 Least Populated Economies of the World
Top 10 Least Populated Countries by Population for 2011:
The list includes countries with the lowest populations. It basically has countries from the Caribbean and Polynesian belt, which have the lowest landmasses as well. These countries are primarily overseas territories of countries like the United Kingdom, France, with the exception of Nauru Tuvalu, Cook Islands and Palau.
Below is the list of the top ten least populated countries for the year 2011:
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||5,888|
|Wallis and Futuna||15,398|
|As on : 19th Nov, 2011
Source : U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base
Population Information of the Economies:
- Montserrat: The median age of this Caribbean nation is 29.6 years – the median age of men in Montserrat is 29.2 years and for women it stands at 30.1 years. It has an estimated population growth rate of 0.447 percent, which holds the 153rd rank across the world.
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon: In Saint Pierre and Miquelon the median age is 42.6 years. For women this figure stands at 43 years and for men the age goes down to 42.2 years. The approximate population growth rate of Saint Pierre and Miquelon is -0.968%.
- Saint Barthelemy: Saint Barthelemy has a median age of 40.4 years and its estimated male to female ratio is 1.4 to 1. The ratio is at its highest in the 15-64 years age group – 1.19 and least in the 65 years plus age group – 0.98 men to 1 woman.
- Saint Helena: The median age of the population of Saint Helena is 38.8 years but for women this figure stands at 38.7 years. Its population grows at an estimated 0.377 percent every year, which is the 159th best rate among all countries of the world.
- Nauru: The median age of Nauru is 24.2 years. For men this is 24.4 years and for women this figure goes up to 23.9 years. It has a population growth rate of almost 0.611 percent and it has a birth rate of 27.78 births for every 1000 people.
- Tuvalu: The median age of the people in Tuvalu is 24.1 years. For the men this figure stands at 22.7 years and for the women the median age is 26.1 years. Tuvalu’s estimated population growth rate is 0.702 percent, placing it in the 139th position globally.
- Cook Islands: Cook Islands have a median age of 32 years. For men this figure stands at 31.3 years and for women the median age is 32.7 years. It has a negative population growth rate of approximately 3.2%, which gives it a worldwide ranking of 228 in this respect.
- Anguilla: 33.3 years is the median age in Anguilla. The men in this Caribbean island have a median age 31.9 years and for women this figure stands at 34.7 years. Anguilla has a yearly population growth rate of 2.173 percent, which gives it the 39th position from a global perspective.
- Wallis and Futuna: Wallis and Futuna has a median age of 28.5 years. For the women in this Oceanian country the figure stands at 29.7 years and for the men, the median age is 27.5 years. It has an estimated yearly population growth rate of 0.357 percent, which is the 164th highest rate in the world.
- Palau: Palau’s median age is 32.6 years. For men this figure stands at 32.3 years and for women this rate goes up to 33.3 years. Its estimated yearly rate of population growth is 0.363%, putting it at the 163rd position in the world. Its birth rate is 10.74 per 1000 people, the 177th best across all countries.