Canada: Age dependency ratio

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 Canada

Dependent people as percent of the working age population

 Latest value 52.93
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 51.50
 Min - Max 43.84 - 71.25
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 51.5 percent with a minimum of 43.84 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 71.25 percent in 1962. The latest value from 2022 is 52.93 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
Canada - Age dependency ratio - Recent values chart

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




The age dependency ratio for Canada is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Canada 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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 Population size 38.93 2022 million
 Percent urban population 81.75 2022 percent
 Population density 4 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 19.03 2022 percent
 Percent children 15.58 2022 percent
 Percent female population 50.30 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 18.25 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 52.93 2022 percent
 Refugee population 140,621 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 22 2015 percent
 Population growth 1.82 2022 percent
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