Rwanda: Age dependency ratio

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Dependent people as percent of the working age population

 Latest value 71.42
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 95.13
 Min - Max 71.42 - 113.30
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Rwanda from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Rwanda during that period was 95.13 percent with a minimum of 71.42 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 113.3 percent in 1995. The latest value from 2022 is 71.42 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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Rwanda - Age dependency ratio - Recent values chart

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Rwanda - Age dependency ratio - historical chart - 1960-2022

The age dependency ratio for Rwanda is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Rwanda 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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 Population size 13.78 2022 million
 Percent urban population 17.72 2022 percent
 Population density 546 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 3.20 2022 percent
 Percent children 38.47 2022 percent
 Percent female population 51.07 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 82.28 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 71.42 2022 percent
 Refugee population 120,753 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 4 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.31 2022 percent
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