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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population

DEFINITION: Age dependency ratio is the ratio of dependents--people younger than 15 or older than 64--to the working-age population--those ages 15-64. For example, 0.7 means there are 7 dependents for every 10 working-age people.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Uganda 1.12 2005
=2 Mali 1.04 2005
=2 Niger 1.04 2005
4 Guinea-Bissau 1.02 2005
=5 Chad 1.01 2005
=5 Malawi 1.01 2005
=7 Burkina Faso 1 2005
=7 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 2005
9 Liberia 0.97 2005
10 Angola 0.96 2005
11 Zambia 0.95 2005
12 Equatorial Guinea 0.94 2005
13 Burundi 0.91 2005
=14 Guinea 0.9 2005
=14 Nigeria 0.9 2005
=14 Mozambique 0.9 2005
=14 Ethiopia 0.9 2005
=18 Central African Republic 0.89 2005
=18 Eritrea 0.89 2005
=18 Madagascar 0.89 2005
=21 Somalia 0.88 2005
=21 Benin 0.88 2005
=23 Togo 0.87 2005
=23 Mauritania 0.87 2005
25 Sierra Leone 0.86 2005
=26 Rwanda 0.85 2005
=26 Tanzania 0.85 2005
=28 Kenya 0.84 2005
=28 Senegal 0.84 2005
=30 Namibia 0.82 2005
=30 Cote d'Ivoire 0.82 2005
=32 Cameroon 0.81 2005
=32 Comoros 0.81 2005
=34 Djibouti 0.8 2005
=34 Swaziland 0.8 2005
=34 Gabon 0.8 2005
=37 Sao Tome and Principe 0.78 2005
=37 The Gambia 0.78 2005
=37 Cape Verde 0.78 2005
=37 Lesotho 0.78 2005
41 Zimbabwe 0.77 2005
42 Sudan 0.75 2005
43 Ghana 0.74 2005
44 Botswana 0.69 2005
45 South Africa 0.58 2005
46 Mauritius 0.45 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/People/Age-dependency-ratio/Dependents-to-working--age-population

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