1- Population


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Full chapter on population (pdf, 268 KB)
Table and graphs on population (xls, 282 KB)


Men and women in the populations of OECD countries

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Up to their early teens, boys slightly outnumber girls in all the OECD countries. In the 25-54 age group – “prime working life” – the numbers of men and women are about equal in all countries. But in the older age groups women often outnumber men by more than two to one.

Total fertility rates

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The total fertility rate is the number of children that are expected to be born to women of child-bearing age. A rate of about 2.1 will produce a stable population. Less than this, the population will decline unless the shortfall is made up by immigration. Only two OECD countries have fertility rates above this level: Mexico and Turkey. The average fertility rate in OECD countries is now just 1.6.


Did you know?
There are more female immigrants than male in 20 of the 23 countries for which data are available – the three exceptions being the United States, Norway and Australia where the numbers are about equal. In other countries the gender differences are broadly in line with those observed for the native-born population meaning that women, on average, emigrate about as often as men in these countries.

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