1 Billion People in Africa Provide Potential Demand

1 Billion People in Africa Provide Potential Demand

Africa has potential demand of over 1 billion people of which  60% is below the age 24 and  about 36%  is over 24 and below  65 years.  The population over 65 years is about 4%.

Population analysis by age and per region in Africa 2012

East Africa

Age (years) Population Percentage
0-14 154,492,890 44
15-24 73,865,792 21
25-54 100,147,872 28.6
55-64 12,468,676 3.6
65 years and over 9,716,479 2.8
Total 350,691,709 100

South Africa

Age (years) Population Percentage
0-14 13,869,848 28.4
15-24 10,259,801 21
25-54 18,509,497 37.9
55-64 3,306,144 6.8
65 years and over 2,865,137 5.9
Totals 48,810,427 100

Central Africa

Age (years) Population Percentage
0-14 50,717,866 43.2
15-24 24,386,125 20.7
25-54 34,310,637 29.2
55-64 4,702,464 4.1
65 years and over 3,250,316 2.8
Totals 117,367,408 100

West Africa

Age (years) Population Percentage (%)
0-14 103,166,300 36.3
15-24 64,896,583 22.8
25-54 91,888,688 32.4
55-64 14,260,369 5
65 years and over 9,913,020 3.5
Totals 284,124,960 100

North Africa

Age (years) Population Percentage
0-14 65,069,005 31.8
15-24 38,031,248 18.6
25-54 79,263,596 39
55-64 12,133,358 5.9
65 years and over 9,943340 4.9
Totals 204,440,547 100

598 million about 60% of the population of Africa is 24 years and below and 369  million about 36%  is over 24  years and below  65 years  The population over 65 years is about 4%.

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