Gambia: Dependent people as percent of the working age population: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the Gambia from 1960 to 2016. The average value for the Gambia during that period was 89.91 percent with a minumum of 69.91 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 98.02 percent in 1993. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The age dependency ratio for the Gambia 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 Gambia 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.