15 Countries Where Women Outnumber Men

Overall, there are slightly more men than women in the world. The ratio was skewed in favor of men for the first time around 1960. There are now 101.7 men for every 100 women, according to 2019 estimates by the United Nations. While the difference on a global scale seems small, it varies significantly from country to country.

Men and women are distributed unevenly around the world. Of the 201 nations for which the UN has population data, 125 have more women, but the percentages vary from 50.1% to 54.2%. Former Soviet countries and several island nations are among the countries where women outnumber men.

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Puerto Rico

Percentage of total population that are women: 52.62%
Number of women: 1,505,000
Number of men: 1,356,000

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Estonia

Percentage of total population that are women: 52.62%
Number of women: 698,000
Number of men: 628,000

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