Guinea-Bissau: Dependent people as percent of the working age population
For that indicator, we provide data for Guinea-Bissau from 1960 to 2018. The average value for Guinea-Bissau during that period was 87.9 percent with a minimum of 77.38 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 99.58 percent in 1988.
The latest value from 2018 is 82.36 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 187
countries is 58.77 percent.
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The age dependency ratio for Guinea-Bissau is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Guinea-Bissau 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.