Sierra Leone: Age dependency ratio

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Sierra Leone: Dependent people as percent of the working age population

: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Sierra Leone from 1960 to 2018. The average value for Sierra Leone during that period was 85.08 percent with a minumum of 72.52 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 91.86 percent in 1993. 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 Sierra Leone is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Sierra Leone 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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