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

The value for Age dependency ratio, old (% of working-age population) in Slovenia was 26.72 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 26.72 in 2015 and a minimum value of 12.05 in 1960.

Definition: Age dependency ratio, old, is the ratio of older dependents--people 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 12.05
1961 12.37
1962 12.72
1963 13.08
1964 13.43
1965 13.77
1966 14.07
1967 14.32
1968 14.53
1969 14.72
1970 14.93
1971 15.35
1972 15.77
1973 16.17
1974 16.53
1975 16.82
1976 17.10
1977 17.35
1978 17.52
1979 17.56
1980 17.44
1981 17.06
1982 16.45
1983 15.72
1984 15.05
1985 14.56
1986 14.54
1987 14.70
1988 14.97
1989 15.26
1990 15.50
1991 15.98
1992 16.41
1993 16.83
1994 17.24
1995 17.68
1996 18.21
1997 18.73
1998 19.24
1999 19.71
2000 20.13
2001 20.55
2002 20.93
2003 21.28
2004 21.63
2005 21.99
2006 22.38
2007 22.81
2008 23.24
2009 23.64
2010 24.03
2011 24.54
2012 24.98
2013 25.42
2014 25.97
2015 26.72

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

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population