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  • Updated: April 04, 2023

Seven Countries Where Women Outnumber Men In Population

As of 2023, the world population is eight billion, an increase from 7.5 billion in April 2017.

Also, as of 2021, there were 3,970,238,390 or 3,970 million or 3.97 billion males in the world, representing 50.42% of the world population. 

The population of females in the world is estimated at 3,904,727,342 or 3,905 million or 3.905 billion, representing 49.58% of the world population.

The above statistics show that the male population in the world outnumbers that of the female population, this is somewhat surprising given that male mortality is higher in the world compared to female mortality. 

However, there are still some countries in the world where the female population outnumbers the male population. 

In this listicle, we will explore seven of these countries where the female gender outnumbers the male gender. 


1. Portugal- 52.82%

Portugal had a population of 10,325,147 people in 2021, of which 5,453,881 were women or about 52.8% of the total. 

The decrease in the gender ratio is a result of males migrating to nearby nations, particularly Brazil, in search of better economic opportunities. 

Portuguese men typically survive for 78 years compared to their female peers' 84 years, according to worldatlas.com.

2. Zimbabwe- 52.83%

One of the top nations where women outnumber males is Zimbabwe, which is also the only African nation on our list. 

Roughly 15,993,524 people are living in Zimbabwe, with women making up 52.8% of the total population or 8,449,834 people. In Zimbabwe, there are 7,543,690 males or roughly 47% of the population. 

As of 2021, women hold about 31.9% of the seats in parliament, so this outcome is already affecting the politics of the nation.

3. Georgia- 52.98%

Georgia, a nation at the meeting point of Europe and Asia, is also a former Soviet republic. 

The small country is home to 3,708,610 people, the majority of whom are women, who make up about 53.0% of the entire population. 

However, Georgia's declining male population is due to both males leaving the country in search of better economic opportunities abroad and the fact that most males go to battle to protect their independence from numerous invasions by strong country neighbours.

4. Lithuania- 53.07%

In 2019, women made up approximately 53.72% of the Lithuanian population. This amounted to roughly 1,462,000 at the time, with males accounting for 1,260,000 of the total. 

By this time, the entire population was 2,722,000. By 2021, the male-to-female ratio was 86.18 to 100 females, resulting in a total population of 2,800,839, with women accounting for 1,486,443, or 53.1 per cent of the total population.

5. Russia- 53.55%

The former Soviet Republic is another country where women outnumber men. 

The reason for this is not too far-fetched because, like their neighbour Ukraine, Russia suffered a huge loss in the world wars, particularly during WW II, with a loss of approximately 27 million people. 

This is one of the reasons, but other reasons include high alcohol consumption in men, as in Latvia and some other countries. 

Furthermore, since the fall of the Soviet Union, most men have become hooked to cigarettes or alcohol which has resulted in high mortality of men in the country. 

This has assisted in the reduction of the gender disparity ratio, with males accounting for 46% of the total population of 143,449,286 and women accounting for 76,824,577 of this total population. 


6. Latvia- 53.68%

Latvia is one of three Baltic nations in Europe, and according to sources, it has the world's second-highest female-to-male ratio. 

With a population of 1,884,490 in 2021, the female population accounts for 1,011,596, or about 53.7%, while the male population accounts for 872,894, or 46%. 

Latvia's gender disparity is the result of numerous health problems in men caused by excessive drinking and smoking, which has reduced the male lifespan and added to male suicide rates.

Latvia is one of the top nations in the world in terms of alcohol consumption.


7. Ukraine- 53.71%

Ukraine is presently at war as a result of the Russian invasion, which has nearly destabilized the country and has impacted some of the country's commercial and social life. 

However, before the Russian invasion, the gender disparity in Ukraine was approximately 53.71% in favour of the female gender. 

Meanwhile, with the present situation in Ukraine, as the conflict rages on and casualties continue to rise, the gender gap will likely widen.

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