Bahamas: Dependent people as percent of the working age population
For that indicator, we provide data for the Bahamas from 1960 to 2018. The average value for the Bahamas during that period was 63.92 percent with a minimum of 42.33 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 87.73 percent in 1965.
The latest value from 2018 is 42.33 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 187
countries is 58.77 percent.
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The age dependency ratio for the Bahamas 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 Bahamas 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.