Papua New Guinea: Dependent people as percent of the working age population
For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Papua New Guinea from 1960 to 2018. The average value for Papua New Guinea during that period was 79.48 percent with a minumum of 64.64 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 86.35 percent in 1978.
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The age dependency ratio for Papua New Guinea is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Papua New Guinea 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.