Zimbabwe: Age dependency ratio
(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Zimbabwe: Dependent people as percent of the working age population: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Zimbabwe from 1960 to 2018. The average value for Zimbabwe during that period was 94.99 percent with a minumum of 77.95 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 109.05 percent in 1980. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The age dependency ratio for Zimbabwe is calculated as follows: Age dependency = (people younger than 15 and older than 64) / (working age people ages 15-64). A higher value for Zimbabwe 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.