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People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population: Countries Compared

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.

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# 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 Malawi 1.01 2005
=5 Chad 1.01 2005
=7 Burkina Faso 1 2005
=7 Congo, Republic of the 1 2005
=7 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 2005
10 Liberia 0.97 2005
11 Angola 0.96 2005
=12 Yemen 0.95 2005
=12 Zambia 0.95 2005
=14 Afghanistan 0.94 1989
=14 Equatorial Guinea 0.94 2005
=16 Guatemala 0.91 2005
=16 Burundi 0.91 2005
=18 Ethiopia 0.9 2005
=18 Guinea 0.9 2005
=18 Nigeria 0.9 2005
=18 Mozambique 0.9 2005
=22 Madagascar 0.89 2005
=22 Central African Republic 0.89 2005
=22 Eritrea 0.89 2005
=25 Somalia 0.88 2005
=25 Benin 0.88 2005
failed states average (profile) 0.872 2005
=27 Mauritania 0.87 2005
=27 Togo 0.87 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.864 2005
29 Sierra Leone 0.86 2005
=30 Tanzania 0.85 2005
=30 Rwanda 0.85 2005
=32 Senegal 0.84 2005
=32 Kenya 0.84 2005
=32 Iraq 0.84 1999
35 Samoa 0.83 2005
=36 Cote d'Ivoire 0.82 2005
=36 Namibia 0.82 2005
=38 Cameroon 0.81 2005
=38 Comoros 0.81 2005
=40 Swaziland 0.8 2005
=40 Gabon 0.8 2005
=40 Laos 0.8 2005
=40 Djibouti 0.8 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.795 2005
44 Maldives 0.79 2005
=45 East Timor 0.78 2005
=45 Sao Tome and Principe 0.78 2005
=45 The Gambia 0.78 2005
=45 Cape Verde 0.78 2005
=45 Lesotho 0.78 2005
50 Zimbabwe 0.77 2005
=51 Vanuatu 0.76 2005
=51 Solomon Islands 0.76 2005
=51 Honduras 0.76 2005
=54 Tajikistan 0.75 2005
=54 Sudan 0.75 2005
=54 Bhutan 0.75 2005
=57 Nepal 0.74 2005
=57 Papua New Guinea 0.74 2005
=57 Bolivia 0.74 2005
=57 Ghana 0.74 2005
=57 Federated States of Micronesia 0.74 2005
=62 Pakistan 0.73 2005
=62 Nicaragua 0.73 2005
64 Tonga 0.72 2005
65 Haiti 0.71 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 0.703 2005
=66 Belize 0.7 2005
=66 Paraguay 0.7 2005
68 Botswana 0.69 2005
=69 Jordan 0.68 2005
=69 Cambodia 0.68 2005
South Asia average (profile) 0.68 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 0.679 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 0.673 1999
=71 Syria 0.67 2005
=71 Saudi Arabia 0.67 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 0.67 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.652 2005
73 El Salvador 0.65 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.642 2005
=74 Bangladesh 0.64 2005
=74 Philippines 0.64 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.638 2005
76 Jamaica 0.63 2005
=77 Ecuador 0.62 2005
=77 Egypt 0.62 2005
=79 Uzbekistan 0.61 2005
=79 Israel 0.61 2005
=81 India 0.6 2005
=81 Peru 0.6 2005
=81 Uruguay 0.6 2005
=81 Kyrgyzstan 0.6 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 0.591 2005
=85 Malaysia 0.59 2005
=85 Oman 0.59 2005
=87 Dominican Republic 0.58 2005
=87 Argentina 0.58 2005
=87 South Africa 0.58 2005
=90 Turkmenistan 0.57 2005
=90 Panama 0.57 2005
=90 Colombia 0.57 2005
=90 Suriname 0.57 2005
=90 Venezuela 0.57 2005
=90 Mexico 0.57 2005
=90 Guam 0.57 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 0.566 2005
=97 Morocco 0.56 2005
=97 Lebanon 0.56 2005
=97 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.56 2005
=97 Saint Lucia 0.56 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.559 2005
101 Fiji 0.55 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.547 2005
=102 Albania 0.54 2005
=102 Vietnam 0.54 2005
=104 Turkey 0.53 2005
=104 France 0.53 2005
=104 Norway 0.53 2005
=104 Virgin Islands 0.53 2005
=104 The Bahamas 0.53 2005
=104 Sweden 0.53 2005
=104 Guyana 0.53 2005
=111 Libya 0.52 2005
=111 Costa Rica 0.52 2005
=111 Mongolia 0.52 2005
=111 Algeria 0.52 2005
=111 Puerto Rico 0.52 2005
=111 Belgium 0.52 2005
=111 New Caledonia 0.52 2005
=111 Burma 0.52 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.516 2005
=119 Indonesia 0.51 2005
=119 Denmark 0.51 2005
=119 Italy 0.51 2005
=119 United Kingdom 0.51 2005
=119 New Zealand 0.51 2005
=119 Japan 0.51 2005
=119 Brazil 0.51 2005
=119 Iceland 0.51 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.503 2005
=127 Finland 0.5 2005
=127 Georgia 0.5 2005
=127 Iran 0.5 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.497 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 0.493 2005
=130 Portugal 0.49 2005
=130 Luxembourg 0.49 2005
=130 Azerbaijan 0.49 2005
=130 Armenia 0.49 2005
=130 United States 0.49 2005
=130 Brunei 0.49 2005
=130 Chile 0.49 2005
=130 Croatia 0.49 2005
=130 French Polynesia 0.49 2005
=130 Germany 0.49 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.483 2005
=140 Serbia and Montenegro 0.48 2005
=140 Netherlands 0.48 2005
=140 Australia 0.48 2005
=140 Netherlands Antilles 0.48 2005
=140 Greece 0.48 2005
=140 Austria 0.48 2005
=140 Switzerland 0.48 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.476 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 0.476 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 0.474 2005
Europe average (profile) 0.473 2005
European Union average (profile) 0.471 2005
=147 Lithuania 0.47 2005
=147 Cyprus 0.47 2005
=147 North Korea 0.47 2005
=147 Tunisia 0.47 2005
=151 Estonia 0.46 2005
=151 Latvia 0.46 2005
=151 Kazakhstan 0.46 2005
=151 Sri Lanka 0.46 2005
=155 Mauritius 0.45 2005
=155 Ireland 0.45 2005
=155 Thailand 0.45 2005
=155 Hungary 0.45 2005
=155 Spain 0.45 2005
=155 Ukraine 0.45 2005
=155 Malta 0.45 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.447 2005
=162 Canada 0.44 2005
=162 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.44 2005
=162 Bulgaria 0.44 2005
=165 Bahrain 0.43 2005
=165 Cuba 0.43 2005
=165 Romania 0.43 2005
=165 Belarus 0.43 2005
169 Slovenia 0.42 2005
=170 Barbados 0.41 2005
=170 Trinidad and Tobago 0.41 2005
=170 Czech Republic 0.41 2005
=170 China 0.41 2005
=170 Russia 0.41 2005
=170 Poland 0.41 2005
=176 Slovakia 0.4 2005
=176 Moldova 0.4 2005
=178 South Korea 0.39 2005
=178 Singapore 0.39 2005
180 Hong Kong 0.36 2005
181 Kuwait 0.35 2005
182 Macau 0.32 2005
=183 Qatar 0.3 2005
=183 United Arab Emirates 0.3 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/stats/People/Age-dependency-ratio/Dependents-to-working--age-population

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Interesting observations about People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population

  • Uganda ranked first for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Mali ranked first for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Israel ranked first for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
  • Sweden ranked first for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Albania ranked first for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Pakistan ranked first for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population amongst Emerging markets in 2005.
  • United Arab Emirates has ranked last for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population since 1997.
  • France ranked first for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population amongst Eurozone in 2005.
  • Malawi ranked second for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Bhutan ranked first for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population amongst Cold countries in 2005.
  • Canada ranked last for age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.
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