Population, female (% of total)

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Female population is the percentage of the population that is female. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.
Source: The World Bank: World Development Indicators    # of Reporting Countries: 229
Frequency: Annual    Earliest: 1960-12     Latest: 2016-12

2010-12 2011-12 2012-12 2013-12 2014-12 2015-12 2016-12
1) Afghanistan
48.6
48.6
48.5
48.5
48.4
48.4
48.4
2) Albania
49.8
49.7
49.6
49.6
49.5
49.5
49.5
3) Algeria
49.5
49.5
49.5
49.5
49.5
49.5
49.5
4) Angola
51
51
51
51
51
50.9
50.9
5) Antigua and Barbuda
52
52
52
52
52
52
52
6) Arab World
48.3
48.3
48.3
48.2
48.2
48.2
48.2
7) Argentina
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
8) Armenia
53.2
53.1
53.1
53.1
53
53
52.9
9) Aruba
52.3
52.3
52.3
52.3
52.4
52.4
52.4
10) Australia
49.9
50
50
50
50.1
50.1
50.1
11) Austria
51.2
51.2
51.1
51.1
51
51
51
12) Azerbaijan
50.4
50.4
50.3
50.3
50.2
50.2
50.2
13) Bahamas
51.1
51.1
51
51
51
51
51
14) Bahrain
37.6
37.7
37.9
38.2
38.3
38.2
37.8
15) Bangladesh
49.4
49.4
49.4
49.5
49.5
49.5
49.5
16) Barbados
52
52
52
52
52
52
52.1
17) Belarus
53.5
53.5
53.5
53.5
53.4
53.4
53.4
18) Belgium
50.8
50.8
50.8
50.8
50.8
50.8
50.7
19) Belize
49.9
50
50
50
50.1
50.1
50.1
20) Benin
50.3
50.3
50.2
50.2
50.1
50.1
50.1
21) Bhutan
47
46.9
46.9
46.8
46.8
46.8
46.8
22) Bolivia
49.8
49.8
49.8
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
23) Bosnia Herzegovina
50.8
50.8
50.9
50.9
50.9
50.9
50.9
24) Botswana
50.5
50.5
50.5
50.5
50.5
50.5
50.5
25) Brazil
50.7
50.7
50.7
50.7
50.8
50.8
50.8
26) Brunei
48.3
48.3
48.3
48.4
48.4
48.4
48.5
27) Bulgaria
51.3
51.3
51.3
51.3
51.3
51.3
51.3
28) Burkina Faso
50.4
50.3
50.3
50.2
50.2
50.2
50.1
29) Burundi
50.8
50.8
50.8
50.8
50.8
50.8
50.8
30) Cambodia
51.2
51.2
51.2
51.2
51.2
51.2
51.2
31) Cameroon
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
32) Canada
50.3
50.3
50.3
50.3
50.3
50.3
50.3
33) Cape Verde
50.3
50.2
50.2
50.2
50.2
50.2
50.1
34) Caribbean small states
50.3
50.3
50.3
50.3
50.3
50.3
50.3
35) Central African Republic
50.6
50.6
50.6
50.6
50.6
50.6
50.6
36) Central Europe and the Baltics
51.7
51.7
51.7
51.7
51.7
51.7
51.7
37) Chad
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
38) Channel Islands
50.4
50.4
50.4
50.4
50.4
50.4
50.4
39) Chile
50.5
50.5
50.4
50.4
50.4
50.4
50.4
40) China
48.5
48.5
48.5
48.4
48.4
48.4
48.4
41) Colombia
50.6
50.7
50.7
50.7
50.7
50.7
50.7
42) Comoros
49.5
49.5
49.5
49.5
49.5
49.5
49.5
43) Congo
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
44) Costa Rica
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
49.9
45) Croatia
51.8
51.8
51.8
51.8
51.8
51.8
51.8