Afghanistan: Age dependency ratio

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 Afghanistan

Dependent people as percent of the working age population

 Latest value 83.57
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 95.33
 Min - Max 80.05 - 109.45
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 95.33 percent with a minimum of 80.05 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 109.45 percent in 2003. The latest value from 2022 is 83.57 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 58.67 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Age dependency ratio - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Age dependency ratio - historical chart - 1960-2022




The age dependency ratio for Afghanistan is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Afghanistan and other countries means that employed people have to support more non-working people, either young or old.
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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 41.13 2022 million
 Percent urban population 26.62 2022 percent
 Population density 61 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.40 2023 percent
 Percent children 42.85 2023 percent
 Percent female population 49.53 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 73.07 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 83.57 2022 percent
 Refugee population 52,159 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 1 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.53 2022 percent
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