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Latin America and Caribbean: People > Age dependency ratio stats

Definitions

  • % of working-age population: Age dependency ratio (% of working-age population). 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. Data are shown as the proportion of dependents per 100 working-age population.
  • Dependents to working-age population: 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.
STAT LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN TOTAL LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN AVERAGE DATES
% of working-age population 54.4%
8% less than average
2012
Dependents to working-age population 0.597
5% less than average
2005

Citation

"Latin American and Caribbean Age dependency ratio Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/People/Age-dependency-ratio