What is the average weight for teens?
The average weight for teenagers depends on a lot of factors, such as sex, age, build, percentage of body fat and more. In the following paragraph you can find the average weight for adolescents per age in the UK.
What is the average weight for teenagers per age?
In the chart below you can find the average weight for teens between 10 and 20 years old, divided by gender.
Average Weight for Teenagers (in lb/oz and kg):
|Age||Teen boys||Teen girls|
|10||70.5 lb (32 kg)||70.3 lb (31.9 kg)|
|11||78.5 lb (35.6 kg)||81.4 lb (36.9 kg)|
|12||88 lb (39.9 kg)||91.5 lb (41.5 kg)|
|13||99.9 lb (45.3 kg)||101 lb (45.8 kg)|
|14||112 lb (50.8 kg)||104.9 lb (47.6 kg)|
|15||123.5 lb (56 kg)||114.9 lb (52.1 kg)|
|16||134 lb (60.8 kg)||117.9 lb (53.5 kg)|
|17||142 lb (64.41 kg)||120 lb (54.43 kg)|
|18||147.5 lb (66.9 kg)||125 lb (56.7 kg)|
|19||152 lb (68.95 kg)||126 lb (57.15 kg)|
|20||155 lb (70.3 kg)||128 lb (58.06 kg)|
As you can see in the table above, girls are, on average, heavier than boys between the ages of 11 and 13. From the age of 14 the average weight for boys is higher again. Boys gain another 20 kilograms from 14 to 20 years of age. On average, girls only gain another 10 kilograms during this period. Girls gain more weight in the early teenager years than boys because, in general, girls hit puberty earlier and their body changes. When boys hit puberty their muscle mass increases and they are, on average, heavier than girls of the same age. So girls get a growth spurt before boys do.