Mauritania: Age dependency ratio
(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Mauritania: Dependent people as percent of the working age population: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Mauritania from 1960 to 2017. The average value for Mauritania during that period was 88.53 percent with a minumum of 75.64 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 94.88 percent in 1972. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The age dependency ratio for Mauritania is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Mauritania 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.