New Zealand: Age dependency ratio

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
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New Zealand: Dependent people as percent of the working age population

: For that indicator, we provide data for New Zealand from 1960 to 2018. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 57.44 percent with a minimum of 50.27 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 71.28 percent in 1961. The latest value from 2018 is 54.57 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 187 countries is 58.77 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The age dependency ratio for New Zealand is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for New Zealand 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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