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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.
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.