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USA: Dependent people as percent of the working age population: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1960 to 2015. The average value for the USA during that period was 54.22 percent with a minumum of 48.57 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 67.13 percent in 1962.
The age dependency ratio for the USA is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for the USA and other countries means that employed people have to support more non-working people, either young or old. Age dependency ratio rankings around the world. Create and download charts for USA Age dependency ratio and other indicators with the country comparator.
World Bank 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. Data are shown as the proportion of dependents per 100 working-age population.