Ireland: Age dependency ratio

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 Ireland

Dependent people as percent of the working age population

 Latest value 53.19
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 60.84
 Min - Max 44.85 - 73.75
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Ireland from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Ireland during that period was 60.84 percent with a minimum of 44.85 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 73.75 percent in 1966. The latest value from 2022 is 53.19 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
Ireland - Age dependency ratio - Recent values chart

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




The age dependency ratio for Ireland is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Ireland 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 5.13 2022 million
 Percent urban population 64.18 2022 percent
 Population density 73 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 15.48 2023 percent
 Percent children 19.19 2023 percent
 Percent female population 50.43 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 35.53 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 53.19 2022 percent
 Refugee population 81,256 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 16 2015 percent
 Population growth 1.85 2022 percent
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