Puerto Rico: Dependent people as percent of the working age population
For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Puerto Rico from 1960 to 2018. The average value for Puerto Rico during that period was 62.75 percent with a minumum of 50.92 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 91.95 percent in 1960.
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The age dependency ratio for Puerto Rico is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Puerto Rico 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.