Botswana: Age dependency ratio

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
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Botswana: Dependent people as percent of the working age population

: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Botswana from 1960 to 2018. The average value for Botswana during that period was 87.85 percent with a minimum of 62.04 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 107.85 percent in 1980. The latest value from 2018 is 62.17 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 186 countries is 58.63 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The age dependency ratio for Botswana is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Botswana 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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