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Dependent people as percent of the working age population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 196 countries was 58.67 percent. The highest value was in Niger: 105.13 percent and the lowest value was in the United Arab Emirates: 20.57 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Age dependency ratio, 2022 Global rank Available data
Niger 105.13 1 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 102.62 2 1960 - 2022
Somalia 98.94 3 1960 - 2022
Mali 98.3 4 1960 - 2022
Chad 98.09 5 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 97.85 6 1960 - 2022
Monaco 95.89 7 1960 - 2022
Burundi 93.25 8 1960 - 2022
Angola 90.9 9 1960 - 2022
Uganda 86.83 10 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 86.78 11 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 86.07 12 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 85.49 13 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 85.25 14 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 83.57 15 1960 - 2022
Benin 83.47 16 1960 - 2022
Gambia 83.43 17 1960 - 2022
Malawi 82.49 18 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 81.42 19 1960 - 2022
Guinea 81.38 20 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 81.25 21 1960 - 2022
Zambia 80.52 22 1960 - 2022
Senegal 80.47 23 1960 - 2022
Sudan 79.95 24 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 78.43 25 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 78.16 26 1960 - 2022
Liberia 78.03 27 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 77.85 28 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 76.15 29 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 76.09 30 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 75.84 31 1960 - 2022
Togo 75.73 32 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 75.23 33 1960 - 2022
Samoa 74.79 34 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 74.72 35 1960 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 74.14 36 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 73.67 37 1960 - 2022
Comoros 73.35 38 1960 - 2022
Palestine 73.32 39 1990 - 2022
Yemen 72.89 40 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 72.76 41 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 71.42 42 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 71.28 43 1960 - 2022
Japan 71.08 44 1960 - 2022
Iraq 69.9 45 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 69.03 46 1960 - 2022
Kenya 68.59 47 1960 - 2022
Ghana 68.05 48 1960 - 2022
Tonga 67.99 49 1960 - 2022
Namibia 67.25 50 1960 - 2022
Gabon 67.14 51 1960 - 2022
Israel 66.98 52 1960 - 2022
Kiribati 66.36 53 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 65.95 54 1960 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 63.9 55 1960 - 2022
France 63.55 56 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 63.12 57 1960 - 2022
Faroe Isl. 62.94 58 1960 - 2022
Finland 62.46 59 1960 - 2022
Lesotho 61.75 60 1960 - 2022
Tuvalu 61.62 61 1960 - 2022
Gibraltar 60.95 62 1960 - 2022
Sweden 60.9 63 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 60.54 64 1960 - 2022
Egypt 60.5 65 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 59.83 66 1960 - 2022
Latvia 59.79 67 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 59.58 68 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 59.51 69 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 58.92 70 1960 - 2022
Algeria 58.81 71 1960 - 2022
Estonia 58.69 72 1960 - 2022
Greece 57.96 73 1960 - 2022
UK 57.82 74 1960 - 2022
Haiti 57.78 75 1960 - 2022
Czechia 57.72 76 1960 - 2022
Denmark 57.6 77 1960 - 2022
Italy 57.44 78 1960 - 2022
Micronesia 57.39 79 1960 - 2022
Croatia 57.33 80 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 57.17 81 1960 - 2022
Germany 57.16 82 1960 - 2022
Puerto Rico 57.15 83 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 56.91 84 1960 - 2022
Belgium 56.89 85 1960 - 2022
Botswana 56.88 86 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 56.7 87 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 56.54 88 1960 - 2022
Syria 56.48 89 1960 - 2022
Portugal 56.44 90 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 56.44 91 1960 - 2022
Jordan 56.09 92 1960 - 2022
Georgia 55.94 93 1960 - 2022
Philippines 55.7 94 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 55.62 95 1960 - 2022
Bolivia 55.47 96 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 54.67 97 1960 - 2022
Norway 54.18 98 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 54.14 99 1960 - 2022
Bermuda 54.12 100 1960 - 2022
Laos 54.08 101 1960 - 2022
USA 54.05 102 1960 - 2022
Australia 54.04 103 1960 - 2022
Nicaragua 53.89 104 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 53.88 105 1960 - 2022
Serbia 53.83 106 1960 - 2022
Argentina 53.78 107 1960 - 2022
Nepal 53.78 108 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 53.68 109 1960 - 2022
Panama 53.62 110 1960 - 2022
Guyana 53.59 111 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 53.27 112 1960 - 2022
Ireland 53.19 113 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 53.09 114 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 53.01 115 1960 - 2022
Canada 52.93 116 1960 - 2022
Romania 52.81 117 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 52.7 118 1960 - 2022
Fiji 52.69 119 1960 - 2022
Hungary 52.56 120 1960 - 2022
South Africa 52.54 121 1960 - 2022
Peru 52.48 122 1960 - 2022
Honduras 52.41 123 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 52.34 124 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 52.33 125 1960 - 2022
Morocco 52.22 126 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 52.05 127 1960 - 2022
Austria 51.94 128 1960 - 2022
Spain 51.66 129 1960 - 2022
Grenada 51.59 130 1960 - 2022
Belarus 51.42 131 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 51.2 132 1960 - 2022
Liechtenstein 51.12 133 1960 - 2022
Iceland 51.08 134 1960 - 2022
Poland 50.84 135 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 50.69 136 1960 - 2022
Suriname 50.69 137 1960 - 2022
Armenia 50.66 138 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 50.42 139 1960 - 2022
Russia 50.38 140 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 49.86 141 1960 - 2022
N. Caledonia 49.77 142 1960 - 2022
Barbados 49.7 143 1960 - 2022
San Marino 49.7 144 1960 - 2022
Libya 49.61 145 1960 - 2022
Mexico 48.88 146 1960 - 2022
Belize 48.87 147 1960 - 2022
Albania 48.81 148 1960 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 48.76 149 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 48.63 150 1960 - 2022
Hong Kong 48.18 151 1960 - 2022
Aruba 47.89 152 1960 - 2022
Moldova 47.7 153 1960 - 2022
Malta 47.66 154 1960 - 2022
India 47.5 155 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 47.2 156 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 47.09 157 1960 - 2022
Turkey 46.77 158 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 46.48 159 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 46 160 1960 - 2022
Burma 45.89 161 1960 - 2022
Chile 45.67 162 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 45.46 163 1960 - 2022
Iran 45.32 164 1960 - 2022
Costa Rica 44.96 165 1960 - 2022
China 44.86 166 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 44.76 167 1960 - 2022
Palau 44.72 168 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 44.57 169 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 44.42 170 1960 - 2022
Thailand 44.37 171 1960 - 2022
North Korea 44.12 172 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 44.07 173 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 44.01 174 1960 - 2022
Colombia 43.56 175 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 43.22 176 1960 - 2022
Brazil 43.16 177 1960 - 2022
Oman 42.42 178 1960 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 41.17 179 1960 - 2022
Dominica 41.15 180 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 41.04 181 1960 - 2022
South Korea 40.97 182 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 40.36 183 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 39.66 184 1960 - 2022
Brunei 39.33 185 1960 - 2022
Bahamas 38.8 186 1960 - 2022
Macao 38.53 187 1960 - 2022
Andorra 38.43 188 1960 - 2022
Jamaica 37.53 189 1960 - 2022
Saint Lucia 37.5 190 1960 - 2022
Singapore 36.91 191 1960 - 2022
Maldives 35.98 192 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 34.49 193 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 31.48 194 1960 - 2022
Qatar 20.97 195 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 20.57 196 1960 - 2022



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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