Median age of the population refers to average age of the population of a country. A median age of 30 years in a given country means that 50% of its population is less than 30 years old and 50% of its population is more than 30 years old.

The median population of a country is important because, along with other factors such as education, health care and other basic necessities of life, it determines the future economic potential of the population and the country.

Please find below the median age in the 10 largest economies in the world:

1. USA. 38.1
2. China. 37.4
3. Japan. 47.3
4. Germany. 47.1
5. UK. 40.5
6. India. 27.9
7. France. 41.4
8. Italy. 45.5
9. Brazil. 32
10. Canada. 42.2
11. World. 30.4

Please find below the median age in the top 10 countries by per capita GDP:

1. Luxembourg. 39.3
2. Switzerland. 42.4
3. Norway. 39.2
4. Iceland. 36.5
5. Ireland. 36.8
6. Qatar. 33.2
7. USA. 38.1
8. Singapore. 34.6
9. Denmark. 42.2
10. Australia. 38.7
11. World. 30.4

Economists suggest that the largest economies of the future will be the countries with the largest populations which have the least median age.
India is on the verge of becoming the most populated country in the world in the next decade. It also ranks among the countries with the lowest median age.

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