Germany: Age dependency ratio

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 Germany

Dependent people as percent of the working age population

 Latest value 56.36
 Reference 2021
 Measure percent
 Source The World Bank

For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Germany during that period was 50.97 percent with a minimum of 43.93 percent in 1986 and a maximum of 58.86 percent in 1971. The latest value from 2021 is 56.36 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 196 countries is 58.85 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 Germany is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Germany 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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