Library

 
View Text Low Bandwidth Version
Download Publication
Field Listing :: Dependency ratios
Print Page
Dependency ratios are a measure of the age structure of a population. They relate the number of individuals that are likely to be economically "dependent" on the support of others. Dependency ratios contrast the ratio of youths (ages 0-14) and the elderly (ages 65+) to the number of those in the working-age group (ages 15-64). Changes in the dependency ratio provide an indication of potential social support requirements resulting from changes in population age structures. As fertility levels decline, the dependency ratio initially falls because the proportion of youths decreases while the proportion of the population of working age increases. As fertility levels continue to decline, dependency ratios eventually increase because the proportion of the population of working age starts to decline and the proportion of elderly persons continues to increase.
total dependency ratio - The total dependency ratio is the ratio of combined youth population (ages 0-14) and elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high total dependency ratio indicates that the working-age population and the overall economy face a greater burden to support and provide social services for youth and elderly persons, who are often economically dependent.
youth dependency ratio - The youth dependency ratio is the ratio of the youth population (ages 0-14) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high youth dependency ratio indicates that a greater investment needs to be made in schooling and other services for children.
elderly dependency ratio - The elderly dependency ratio is the ratio of the elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). Increases in the elderly dependency ratio put added pressure on governments to fund pensions and healthcare.
potential support ratio - The potential support ratio is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.
Country
Dependency ratios
Afghanistan total dependency ratio: 96 %
youth dependency ratio: 91.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.6 %
potential support ratio: 21.7 (2013)
Albania total dependency ratio: 45.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 30.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 15.6 %
potential support ratio: 6.4 (2013)
Algeria total dependency ratio: 47.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 41.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.8 %
potential support ratio: 14.7 (2013)
Angola total dependency ratio: 99.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 94.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.8 %
potential support ratio: 20.9 (2013)
Antigua and Barbuda total dependency ratio: 47.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 36.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.5 %
potential support ratio: 9.5 (2013)
Argentina total dependency ratio: 54.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 37.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 16.9 %
potential support ratio: 5.9 (2013)
Armenia total dependency ratio: 44.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 29.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 14.9 %
potential support ratio: 6.7 (2013)
Aruba total dependency ratio: 44.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 28 %
elderly dependency ratio: 16.4 %
potential support ratio: 6.1 (2013)
Australia total dependency ratio: 50.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 28.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21.5 %
potential support ratio: 4.6 (2013)
Austria total dependency ratio: 48.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 27.3 %
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2013)
Azerbaijan total dependency ratio: 38.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 30.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.8 %
potential support ratio: 12.9 (2013)
Bahamas, The total dependency ratio: 40.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 30 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.8 %
potential support ratio: 9.2 (2013)
Bahrain total dependency ratio: 30.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 27.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 2.9 %
potential support ratio: 34.3 (2013)
Bangladesh total dependency ratio: 53.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 46 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.3 %
potential support ratio: 13.6 (2013)
Barbados total dependency ratio: 42.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 26.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 15.5 %
potential support ratio: 6.5 (2013)
Belarus total dependency ratio: 41.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 19.5 %
potential support ratio: 5.1 (2013)
Belgium total dependency ratio: 53.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 26.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 27.7 %
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2013)
Belize total dependency ratio: 60.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 54.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4 %
potential support ratio: 15.6 (2013)
Benin total dependency ratio: 84 %
youth dependency ratio: 78.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.3 %
potential support ratio: 18.8 (2013)
Bhutan total dependency ratio: 48.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 41.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.1 %
potential support ratio: 14 (2013)
Bolivia total dependency ratio: 66 %
youth dependency ratio: 57.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 8.1 %
potential support ratio: 12.3 (2013)
Bosnia and Herzegovina total dependency ratio: 45.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 22.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 22.7 %
potential support ratio: 4.4 (2013)
Botswana total dependency ratio: 59.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 53.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.8 %
potential support ratio: 17.3 (2013)
Brazil total dependency ratio: 46.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 35.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 11 %
potential support ratio: 9.1 (2013)
Brunei total dependency ratio: 42 %
youth dependency ratio: 36 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.1 %
potential support ratio: 16.4 (2013)
Bulgaria total dependency ratio: 49.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 20.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 28.8 %
potential support ratio: 3.5 (2013)
Burkina Faso total dependency ratio: 92.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 87.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.7 %
potential support ratio: 21.3 (2013)
Burma total dependency ratio: 43.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 35.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.5 %
potential support ratio: 13.4 (2013)
Burundi total dependency ratio: 88.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 84 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.5 %
potential support ratio: 22 (2013)
Cambodia total dependency ratio: 57.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 48.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 8.4 %
potential support ratio: 11.9 (2013)
Cameroon total dependency ratio: 85.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 79.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6 %
potential support ratio: 16.7 (2013)
Canada total dependency ratio: 46.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 24 %
elderly dependency ratio: 22.2 %
potential support ratio: 4.5 (2013)
Cape Verde total dependency ratio: 53.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 45.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 8.2 %
potential support ratio: 12.2 (2013)
Central African Republic total dependency ratio: 77.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 70.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.8 %
potential support ratio: 14.7 (2013)
Chad total dependency ratio: 103.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 98.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.9 %
potential support ratio: 20.4 (2013)
Chile total dependency ratio: 45 %
youth dependency ratio: 30.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 14.5 %
potential support ratio: 6.9 (2013)
China total dependency ratio: 36.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 24.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.1 %
potential support ratio: 8.2 (2013)
Colombia total dependency ratio: 51.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 41.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.3 %
potential support ratio: 10.7 (2013)
Comoros total dependency ratio: 81.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 76.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2 %
potential support ratio: 19.3 (2013)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the total dependency ratio: 91.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 86.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.5 %
potential support ratio: 18.2 (2013)
Congo, Republic of the total dependency ratio: 84.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 78.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.3 %
potential support ratio: 15.9 (2013)
Costa Rica total dependency ratio: 44 %
youth dependency ratio: 33.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.1 %
potential support ratio: 9.9 (2013)
Cote d'Ivoire total dependency ratio: 80.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 74.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7 %
potential support ratio: 17.5 (2013)
Croatia total dependency ratio: 49.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 22.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 27.4 %
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2013)
Cuba total dependency ratio: 41.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 23 %
elderly dependency ratio: 18.9 %
potential support ratio: 5.3 (2013)
Curacao total dependency ratio: 50.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 29 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21 %
potential support ratio: 4.8 (2013)
Cyprus total dependency ratio: 41.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 24 %
elderly dependency ratio: 17.3 %
potential support ratio: 5.8 (2013)
Czech Republic total dependency ratio: 46.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 24.4 %
potential support ratio: 4.1 (2013)
Denmark total dependency ratio: 55 %
youth dependency ratio: 27.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 27.7 %
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2013)
Djibouti total dependency ratio: 60.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 54.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4 %
potential support ratio: 15.7 (2013)
Dominican Republic total dependency ratio: 57.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 47.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.9 %
potential support ratio: 10.1 (2013)
Ecuador total dependency ratio: 57.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 47.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.3 %
potential support ratio: 9.8 (2013)
Egypt total dependency ratio: 58.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 49.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.1 %
potential support ratio: 10.9 (2013)
El Salvador total dependency ratio: 59 %
youth dependency ratio: 47.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 11.3 %
potential support ratio: 8.8 (2013)
Equatorial Guinea total dependency ratio: 71.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 66.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.8 %
potential support ratio: 21 (2013)
Eritrea total dependency ratio: 83.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 79.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.1 %
potential support ratio: 24.1 (2013)
Estonia total dependency ratio: 51.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 23.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 27.3 %
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2013)
Ethiopia total dependency ratio: 85.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 79.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.3 %
potential support ratio: 15.8 (2013)
Fiji total dependency ratio: 52.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 43.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 8.3 %
potential support ratio: 12.1 (2013)
Finland total dependency ratio: 55 %
youth dependency ratio: 25.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 29.5 %
potential support ratio: 3.4 (2013)
France total dependency ratio: 56.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 28.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 27.9 %
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2013)
French Polynesia total dependency ratio: 42.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 32.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.2 %
potential support ratio: 9.8 (2013)
Gabon total dependency ratio: 77.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 68.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.2 %
potential support ratio: 10.9 (2013)
Gambia, The total dependency ratio: 93.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 88.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.6 %
potential support ratio: 21.6 (2013)
Gaza Strip total dependency ratio: 75.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 70.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2 %
potential support ratio: 19.2
note: data represents the Palestinian Territories (2013)
Georgia total dependency ratio: 47.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 26.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21.3 %
potential support ratio: 4.7 (2013)
Germany total dependency ratio: 52 %
youth dependency ratio: 19.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 32.1 %
potential support ratio: 3.1 (2013)
Ghana total dependency ratio: 72.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 66.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6 %
potential support ratio: 16.7 (2013)
Greece total dependency ratio: 52.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 22.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 29.9 %
potential support ratio: 3.3 (2013)
Grenada total dependency ratio: 51.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 40.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.8 %
potential support ratio: 9.3 (2013)
Guam total dependency ratio: 52.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 39.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.3 %
potential support ratio: 8.1 (2013)
Guatemala total dependency ratio: 81.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 73.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 8.3 %
potential support ratio: 12.1 (2013)
Guernsey total dependency ratio: 46 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 24.2 %
potential support ratio: 4.1
note: data represents the Channel Islands (2013)
Guinea total dependency ratio: 83.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 77.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7 %
potential support ratio: 17.5 (2013)
Guinea-Bissau total dependency ratio: 79.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 74.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2 %
potential support ratio: 19.3 (2013)
Guyana total dependency ratio: 65.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 59.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7 %
potential support ratio: 17.7 (2013)
Haiti total dependency ratio: 65.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 57.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.5 %
potential support ratio: 13.4 (2013)
Honduras total dependency ratio: 65.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 58.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.4 %
potential support ratio: 13.6 (2013)
Hong Kong total dependency ratio: 34.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 15.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 18.9 %
potential support ratio: 5.3 (2013)
Hungary total dependency ratio: 46.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 25.3 %
potential support ratio: 4 (2013)
Iceland total dependency ratio: 50.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 31.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 19.3 %
potential support ratio: 5.2 (2013)
India total dependency ratio: 52.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 44.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 8 %
potential support ratio: 12.4 (2013)
Indonesia total dependency ratio: 51.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 43.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.9 %
potential support ratio: 12.6 (2013)
Iran total dependency ratio: 41 %
youth dependency ratio: 33.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.5 %
potential support ratio: 13.4 (2013)
Iraq total dependency ratio: 76.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 70.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6 %
potential support ratio: 17.8 (2013)
Ireland total dependency ratio: 50.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 32.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 18.2 %
potential support ratio: 5.5 (2013)
Israel total dependency ratio: 62.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 45.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 17.4 %
potential support ratio: 5.7 (2013)
Italy total dependency ratio: 54.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 32.6 %
potential support ratio: 3.1 (2013)
Jamaica total dependency ratio: 54 %
youth dependency ratio: 41.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.2 %
potential support ratio: 8.2 (2013)
Japan total dependency ratio: 61.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 40.5 %
potential support ratio: 2.5 (2013)
Jersey total dependency ratio: 46 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 24.2 %
potential support ratio: 4.1
note: data represents the Channel Islands (2013)
Jordan total dependency ratio: 60.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 54.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7 %
potential support ratio: 17.6 (2013)
Kazakhstan total dependency ratio: 48 %
youth dependency ratio: 38.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.9 %
potential support ratio: 10.1 (2013)
Kenya total dependency ratio: 81.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 76.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.9 %
potential support ratio: 20.6 (2013)
Kiribati total dependency ratio: 56.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 49.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.5 %
potential support ratio: 15.5 (2013)
Korea, North total dependency ratio: 45.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 31.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 13.7 %
potential support ratio: 7.3 (2013)
Korea, South total dependency ratio: 37.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 20.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 16.7 %
potential support ratio: 6 (2013)
Kuwait total dependency ratio: 37.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 34 %
elderly dependency ratio: 3.2 %
potential support ratio: 31.3 (2013)
Kyrgyzstan total dependency ratio: 52.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 46.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4 %
potential support ratio: 15.7 (2013)
Laos total dependency ratio: 63.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 57.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.2 %
potential support ratio: 16.1 (2013)
Latvia total dependency ratio: 50.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 22.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 27.9 %
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2013)
Lebanon total dependency ratio: 41.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 29.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.3 %
potential support ratio: 8.1 (2013)
Lesotho total dependency ratio: 68.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 61.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.1 %
potential support ratio: 14.1 (2013)
Liberia total dependency ratio: 84.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 79.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6 %
potential support ratio: 17.8 (2013)
Libya total dependency ratio: 52.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 44.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.3 %
potential support ratio: 13.7 (2013)
Lithuania total dependency ratio: 44.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 22 %
elderly dependency ratio: 22.7 %
potential support ratio: 4.4 (2013)
Luxembourg total dependency ratio: 46.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 25.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 20.8 %
potential support ratio: 4.8 (2013)
Macau total dependency ratio: 25.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 15.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.2 %
potential support ratio: 9.8 (2013)
Macedonia total dependency ratio: 40.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 23.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 17.4 %
potential support ratio: 5.7 (2013)
Madagascar total dependency ratio: 82.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 77.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.1 %
potential support ratio: 19.5 (2013)
Malawi total dependency ratio: 94.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 87.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.2 %
potential support ratio: 16.1 (2013)
Malaysia total dependency ratio: 45.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 38.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.8 %
potential support ratio: 12.8 (2013)
Maldives total dependency ratio: 50.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 43.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.4 %
potential support ratio: 13.4 (2013)
Mali total dependency ratio: 100.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 95.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6 %
potential support ratio: 17.9 (2013)
Malta total dependency ratio: 44.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 23.6 %
potential support ratio: 4.2 (2013)
Mauritania total dependency ratio: 76.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 70.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6 %
potential support ratio: 17.9 (2013)
Mauritius total dependency ratio: 39.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 27.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.2 %
potential support ratio: 8.2 (2013)
Mexico total dependency ratio: 53.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 43.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.8 %
potential support ratio: 10.2 (2013)
Micronesia, Federated States of total dependency ratio: 64.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 57.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.7 %
potential support ratio: 14.9 (2013)
Moldova total dependency ratio: 38.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 23 %
elderly dependency ratio: 15.8 %
potential support ratio: 6.3 (2013)
Mongolia total dependency ratio: 45.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 39.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.5 %
potential support ratio: 18.1 (2013)
Montenegro total dependency ratio: 46.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 27.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 19.2 %
potential support ratio: 5.2 (2013)
Morocco total dependency ratio: 48.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 41.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.4 %
potential support ratio: 13.5 (2013)
Mozambique total dependency ratio: 94.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 88.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4 %
potential support ratio: 15.6 (2013)
Namibia total dependency ratio: 65.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 59.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.9 %
potential support ratio: 17 (2013)
Nepal total dependency ratio: 66.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 57.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 8.5 %
potential support ratio: 11.7 (2013)
Netherlands total dependency ratio: 51.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 25.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 25.8 %
potential support ratio: 3.9 (2013)
New Caledonia total dependency ratio: 48.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 33.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 14.7 %
potential support ratio: 6.8 (2013)
New Zealand total dependency ratio: 51.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 30.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21.2 %
potential support ratio: 4.7 (2013)
Nicaragua total dependency ratio: 59.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 52.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.4 %
potential support ratio: 13.5 (2013)
Niger total dependency ratio: 111.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 105.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.5 %
potential support ratio: 18.1 (2013)
Nigeria total dependency ratio: 89 %
youth dependency ratio: 83.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2 %
potential support ratio: 19.3 (2013)
Norway total dependency ratio: 52.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 28.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 24.1 %
potential support ratio: 4.1 (2013)
Oman total dependency ratio: 35.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 31.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 3.8 %
potential support ratio: 26.2 (2013)
Pakistan total dependency ratio: 61.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 54.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 7.1 %
potential support ratio: 14.1 (2013)
Panama total dependency ratio: 55.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 43.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 11.2 %
potential support ratio: 8.9 (2013)
Papua New Guinea total dependency ratio: 69.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 64.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.9 %
potential support ratio: 20.3 (2013)
Paraguay total dependency ratio: 61 %
youth dependency ratio: 52.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 8.8 %
potential support ratio: 11.4 (2013)
Peru total dependency ratio: 54.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 44.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.9 %
potential support ratio: 10.1 (2013)
Philippines total dependency ratio: 61.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 55.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.3 %
potential support ratio: 15.9 (2013)
Poland total dependency ratio: 41.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 20.4 %
potential support ratio: 4.9 (2013)
Portugal total dependency ratio: 50.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 22.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 28.2 %
potential support ratio: 3.5 (2013)
Puerto Rico total dependency ratio: 50.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 29.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 20.9 %
potential support ratio: 4.8 (2013)
Qatar total dependency ratio: 17.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 16 %
elderly dependency ratio: 1.2 %
potential support ratio: 83.9 (2013)
Romania total dependency ratio: 43.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21.7 %
potential support ratio: 4.6 (2013)
Russia total dependency ratio: 40.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 22.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 18.3 %
potential support ratio: 5.5 (2013)
Rwanda total dependency ratio: 82.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 78.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.3 %
potential support ratio: 23 (2013)
Saint Lucia total dependency ratio: 48.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 35.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 13 %
potential support ratio: 7.7 (2013)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines total dependency ratio: 47.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 37.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.3 %
potential support ratio: 9.7 (2013)
Samoa total dependency ratio: 75.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 66.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9 %
potential support ratio: 11.1 (2013)
Sao Tome and Principe total dependency ratio: 81.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 75.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.1 %
potential support ratio: 16.3 (2013)
Saudi Arabia total dependency ratio: 46.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 42.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.2 %
potential support ratio: 23.6 (2013)
Senegal total dependency ratio: 86.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 81.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6 %
potential support ratio: 17.9 (2013)
Serbia total dependency ratio: 44 %
youth dependency ratio: 23.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 20.7 %
potential support ratio: 4.8 (2013)
Seychelles total dependency ratio: 42.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 31.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 11 %
potential support ratio: 9.1 (2013)
Sierra Leone total dependency ratio: 79.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 74.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.8 %
potential support ratio: 20.9 (2013)
Singapore total dependency ratio: 35.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 13.8 %
potential support ratio: 7.2 (2013)
Slovakia total dependency ratio: 38.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 20.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 18 %
potential support ratio: 5.6 (2013)
Slovenia total dependency ratio: 46 %
youth dependency ratio: 20.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 25.2 %
potential support ratio: 4 (2013)
Solomon Islands total dependency ratio: 77.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 71.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6 %
potential support ratio: 16.8 (2013)
Somalia total dependency ratio: 100.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 94.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7 %
potential support ratio: 17.7 (2013)
South Africa total dependency ratio: 53.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 45.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 8.5 %
potential support ratio: 11.7 (2013)
South Sudan total dependency ratio: 83.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 77.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4 %
potential support ratio: 15.6 (2013)
Spain total dependency ratio: 49.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 23 %
elderly dependency ratio: 26.6 %
potential support ratio: 3.8 (2013)
Sri Lanka total dependency ratio: 50.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 37.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.8 %
potential support ratio: 7.8 (2013)
Sudan total dependency ratio: 79.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 74.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.8 %
potential support ratio: 17.1 (2013)
Suriname total dependency ratio: 51.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 41.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.1 %
potential support ratio: 9.9 (2013)
Swaziland total dependency ratio: 70.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 64.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.9 %
potential support ratio: 16.8 (2013)
Sweden total dependency ratio: 56.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 26.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 30.3 %
potential support ratio: 3.3 (2013)
Switzerland total dependency ratio: 48.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 26.2 %
potential support ratio: 3.8 (2013)
Syria total dependency ratio: 64.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 57.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.7 %
potential support ratio: 15 (2013)
Tajikistan total dependency ratio: 64.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 58.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2 %
potential support ratio: 19.1 (2013)
Tanzania total dependency ratio: 92.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 86.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.2 %
potential support ratio: 16.2 (2013)
Thailand total dependency ratio: 38.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 25.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 13.5 %
potential support ratio: 7.4 (2013)
Timor-Leste total dependency ratio: 96.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 89.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4 %
potential support ratio: 15.5 (2013)
Togo total dependency ratio: 80.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 75.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5 %
potential support ratio: 20.1 (2013)
Tonga total dependency ratio: 75.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 65.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.3 %
potential support ratio: 9.7 (2013)
Trinidad and Tobago total dependency ratio: 42.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 29.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.9 %
potential support ratio: 7.8 (2013)
Tunisia total dependency ratio: 43.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 33.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 10.3 %
potential support ratio: 9.7 (2013)
Turkey total dependency ratio: 49.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 38.3 %
elderly dependency ratio: 11 %
potential support ratio: 9.1 (2013)
Turkmenistan total dependency ratio: 48.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 42.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.1 %
potential support ratio: 16.5 (2013)
Uganda total dependency ratio: 103.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 98.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 4.9 %
potential support ratio: 20.3 (2013)
Ukraine total dependency ratio: 41.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 20.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21.4 %
potential support ratio: 4.7 (2013)
United Arab Emirates total dependency ratio: 18.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 18.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 0.5 %
potential support ratio: 201.7 (2013)
United Kingdom total dependency ratio: 54 %
youth dependency ratio: 27.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 26.9 %
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2013)
United States total dependency ratio: 50.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 29.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21 %
potential support ratio: 4.8 (2013)
Uruguay total dependency ratio: 56.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 34.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 22 %
potential support ratio: 4.5 (2013)
Uzbekistan total dependency ratio: 49 %
youth dependency ratio: 42.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4 %
potential support ratio: 15.7 (2013)
Vanuatu total dependency ratio: 69.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 62.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.7 %
potential support ratio: 15 (2013)
Venezuela total dependency ratio: 53.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 43.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.5 %
potential support ratio: 10.6 (2013)
Vietnam total dependency ratio: 41.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 32.1 %
elderly dependency ratio: 9.3 %
potential support ratio: 10.7 (2013)
Virgin Islands total dependency ratio: 58.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 32.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 25.3 %
potential support ratio: 3.9 (2013)
West Bank total dependency ratio: 75.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 70.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2 %
potential support ratio: 19.2
note: data represents the Palestinian Territories (2013)
Western Sahara total dependency ratio: 41.2 %
youth dependency ratio: 37.5 %
elderly dependency ratio: 3.7 %
potential support ratio: 27 (2013)
World total dependency ratio: 52 %
youth dependency ratio: 39.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 12.1 %
potential support ratio: 8.3 (2013)
Yemen total dependency ratio: 75.6 %
youth dependency ratio: 70.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.1 %
potential support ratio: 19.8 (2013)
Zambia total dependency ratio: 97 %
youth dependency ratio: 91.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2 %
potential support ratio: 19.4 (2013)
Zimbabwe total dependency ratio: 76.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 69.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.8 %
potential support ratio: 14.7 (2013)
Back to Top
 
GO TOP