Cameroon: Age dependency ratio

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 Cameroon

Dependent people as percent of the working age population

 Latest value 81.42
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 90.26
 Min - Max 75.04 - 100.01
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Cameroon from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Cameroon during that period was 90.26 percent with a minimum of 75.04 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 100.01 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 81.42 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
Cameroon - Age dependency ratio - Recent values chart

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




The age dependency ratio for Cameroon is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Cameroon 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 27.91 2022 million
 Percent urban population 58.73 2022 percent
 Population density 58 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.67 2022 percent
 Percent children 42.21 2022 percent
 Percent female population 50.12 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 41.27 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 81.42 2022 percent
 Refugee population 473,887 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 2 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.60 2022 percent
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