Germany: Dependent people as percent of the working age population
, 1960 - 2020:
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1960 to 2020. The average value for Germany during that period was 51.06 percent with a minimum of 43.45 percent in 1986 and a maximum of 58.91 percent in 1971.
The latest value from 2020 is 55.38 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 186
countries is 58.64 percent.
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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.