Slovenia - Age dependency ratio (% of working-age population)

The latest value for Age dependency ratio (% of working-age population) in Slovenia was 48.71 as of 2015. Over the past 55 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 54.89 in 1960 and 41.85 in 2004.

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.

Source: World Bank staff estimates using the World Bank's population and age distributions of the United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects. The World Bank's population estimates are from various sources including the United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects; census reports and statistical publications from national statistical offices; Eurostat's Demographic Statistics; United Nations Statistical Division, Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years); U.S. Census Bureau: International Database; and Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Statistics and Demography Programme.

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Year Value
1960 54.89
1961 54.74
1962 54.59
1963 54.38
1964 54.08
1965 53.68
1966 53.49
1967 52.96
1968 52.30
1969 51.75
1970 51.47
1971 51.53
1972 51.89
1973 52.41
1974 52.88
1975 53.17
1976 53.52
1977 53.71
1978 53.74
1979 53.61
1980 53.29
1981 52.62
1982 51.54
1983 50.21
1984 48.89
1985 47.77
1986 47.15
1987 46.81
1988 46.59
1989 46.26
1990 45.71
1991 45.59
1992 45.25
1993 44.77
1994 44.29
1995 43.91
1996 43.54
1997 43.29
1998 43.13
1999 42.94
2000 42.68
2001 42.52
2002 42.26
2003 42.00
2004 41.85
2005 41.88
2006 42.05
2007 42.43
2008 42.97
2009 43.54
2010 44.11
2011 44.98
2012 45.76
2013 46.54
2014 47.49
2015 48.71

Development Relevance: Patterns of development in a country are partly determined by the age composition of the population. Because different age groups have varying impacts on infrastructure needs, resource use and planning, and impacts on the environment, the age structure of a population is useful for analyzing future policy and planning goals involving infrastructure and development patterns.

Limitations and Exceptions: Because the five-year age group is the cohort unit and five-year period data are used in the United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects, interpolations to obtain annual data or single age structure may not reflect actual events or age composition. For more information, see the original source.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Dependency ratios capture variations in the proportions of children, elderly people, and working-age people in the population that imply the dependency burden that the working-age population bears in relation to children and the elderly. But dependency ratios show only the age composition of a population, not economic dependency. Some children and elderly people are part of the labor force, and many working-age people are not. Age structure in World Bank's population estimates is based on the age structure in United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects. For more information, see the original source.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Relevance to gender indicator: this indicator implies the dependency burden that the working-age population bears in relation to children and the elderly. Many times single or widowed women who are the sole caregiver of a household have a high dependency ratio.

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population