Africa by the Numbers – Detailed Table

Below is the detailed table for Africa. Explanations and sources for each column are listed after the table.

Country Population (Rank) Area (sq mi / sq km2) (Rank) Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
(Rank)
GDP Per Capita – PPP (Rank) Median Age (Years) Literacy Rate (%) Access to Electricity (%) / (Population w/o Electricity)
Kenya 42,749,000 (31) 224,081 / 580,367 (49) 54.1 (167) $1,746 (154) 18.9 84.2 16.1% (33.4 M)
Ethiopia 84,320,987 (14) 426,400 / 1,104,300 (27) 52.9 (168) $1,093 (169) 16.8 28.0 17.0% (68.7 M)
Morocco 32,610,000 (38) 172,410 / 446,550 (58) 71.2 (107) $5,052 (117) 26.9 61.5 97.0% (1.0 M)

Comparison Countries (representing most of our student subscribers):

Country Population (Rank) Area (sq mi / sq km2) (Rank) Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
(Rank)
GDP Per Capita – PPP (Rank) Median Age (Years) Literacy Rate (%) Access to Electricity (%) / (Population w/o Electricity)
United States 313,912,000 (3) 3,794,100 / 9,826,675 (3) 78.2 (38) $48,387 (6) 36.9 99.0 n/a
United Kingdom 62,262,000 (22) 93,800 / 242,900 (80) 80.5 (13) $36,090 (22) 40.0 99.0 n/a
Australia 22,669,992 (52) 2,969,907 / 7,692,024 (6) 81.2 (6) $40,234 (14) 37.7 99.0 n/a
Canada 34,856,900 (35) 3,855,100 /9,984,670 (2) 80.7 (10) $40,541 (12) 41.0 99.0 n/a

Sources
Population: Various national census data and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Wikipedia.org

Area: United Nations Statistics Division Wikipedia.org

Life Expectancy: List by United Nations

GDP Per Capita: International Monetary Fund

Median Age: The CIA World Fact Book

Literacy Rate: United Nations Development Program

Access to Electricity: IEA, World Energy Outlook 2011

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