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Hot countries Compared by People > Dependency ratios > Youth dependency ratio

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from People > Dependency ratios, which 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Niger 105.9% 2013
=2 Uganda 98.4% 2013
=2 Chad 98.4% 2013
4 Mali 95.1% 2013
5 Angola 94.8% 2013
6 Somalia 94.4% 2013
7 Zambia 91.8% 2013
8 Mozambique 88.4% 2013
9 Malawi 87.9% 2013
10 Burkina Faso 87.6% 2013
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo 86.4% 2013
12 Tanzania 86.3% 2013
13 Nigeria 83.8% 2013
14 Senegal 81.3% 2013
15 Cameroon 79.8% 2013
16 Liberia 79.3% 2013
17 Ethiopia 79.2% 2013
18 Eritrea 79.1% 2013
19 Benin 78.7% 2013
20 Guinea 77.5% 2013
21 Madagascar 77.4% 2013
22 Kenya 76.6% 2013
23 Comoros 76.4% 2013
24 Togo 75.5% 2013
=25 Guinea-Bissau 74.5% 2013
=25 Cote d'Ivoire 74.5% 2013
=25 Sierra Leone 74.5% 2013
28 Sudan 74.1% 2013
29 Guatemala 73.5% 2013
30 Solomon Islands 71.2% 2013
31 Mauritania 70.7% 2013
=32 Iraq 70.6% 2013
=32 Yemen 70.6% 2013
34 Zimbabwe 69.6% 2013
35 Gabon 68.3% 2013
36 Equatorial Guinea 66.6% 2013
37 Ghana 66.2% 2013
38 Samoa 66.1% 2013
39 Tonga 65.4% 2013
40 Swaziland 64.4% 2013
41 Papua New Guinea 64.3% 2013
42 Guyana 59.6% 2013
43 Honduras 58.4% 2013
44 Bolivia 57.9% 2013
45 Haiti 57.8% 2013
46 Laos 57.6% 2013
47 Philippines 55.1% 2013
48 Pakistan 54.7% 2013
49 Belize 54.5% 2013
50 Djibouti 54.1% 2013
51 Botswana 53.3% 2013
52 Nicaragua 52.5% 2013
53 Paraguay 52.2% 2013
54 Kiribati 49.8% 2013
55 Egypt 49.4% 2013
56 Cambodia 48.9% 2013
=57 El Salvador 47.6% 2013
=57 Dominican Republic 47.6% 2013
59 Ecuador 47.2% 2013
60 Bangladesh 46% 2013
61 Cape Verde 45.3% 2013
62 Libya 44.8% 2013
63 India 44.3% 2013
=64 Fiji 43.9% 2013
=64 Panama 43.9% 2013
66 Indonesia 43.8% 2013
=67 Mexico 43.7% 2013
=67 Venezuela 43.7% 2013
69 Maldives 43.3% 2013
70 Saudi Arabia 42.6% 2013
71 Colombia 41.9% 2013
72 Jamaica 41.8% 2013
73 Suriname 41.5% 2013
74 Algeria 41.1% 2013
75 Grenada 40.5% 2013
76 Malaysia 38.1% 2013
77 Sri Lanka 37.9% 2013
78 Western Sahara 37.5% 2013
79 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 37.3% 2013
80 Antigua and Barbuda 36.7% 2013
81 Brunei 36% 2013
82 Burma 35.7% 2013
83 Saint Lucia 35.6% 2013
84 Brazil 35.2% 2013
85 Kuwait 34% 2013
86 Costa Rica 33.9% 2013
87 New Caledonia 33.6% 2013
88 Virgin Islands 32.7% 2013
89 Vietnam 32.1% 2013
90 Oman 31.9% 2013
91 Seychelles 31.6% 2013
92 The Bahamas 30% 2013
93 Trinidad and Tobago 29.6% 2013
94 Australia 28.6% 2013
95 Mauritius 27.6% 2013
96 Bahrain 27.3% 2013
97 Barbados 26.9% 2013
98 Thailand 25.2% 2013
99 Cuba 23% 2013
100 Singapore 21.8% 2013
101 Qatar 16% 2013
102 Hong Kong 15.8% 2013
103 Macau 15.6% 2013

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