Liberia: Age dependency ratio

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 Liberia

Dependent people as percent of the working age population

 Latest value 78.03
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 85.03
 Min - Max 76.94 - 91.52
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Liberia from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Liberia during that period was 85.03 percent with a minimum of 76.94 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 91.52 percent in 1983. The latest value from 2022 is 78.03 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
Liberia - Age dependency ratio - Recent values chart

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




The age dependency ratio for Liberia is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Liberia 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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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 5.30 2022 million
 Percent urban population 53.06 2022 percent
 Population density 54 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 3.31 2022 percent
 Percent children 40.52 2022 percent
 Percent female population 50.20 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 46.94 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 78.03 2022 percent
 Refugee population 620 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 3 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.08 2022 percent
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