China - Age dependency ratio

Age dependency ratio (% of working-age population)

The latest value for Age dependency ratio (% of working-age population) in China was 40.45 as of 2018. Over the past 58 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 81.35 in 1966 and 36.49 in 2010.

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 based on age distributions of United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision.

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Year Value
1960 77.02
1961 77.26
1962 78.43
1963 79.88
1964 80.67
1965 80.51
1966 81.35
1967 81.09
1968 80.23
1969 79.47
1970 79.07
1971 79.34
1972 79.49
1973 79.49
1974 79.15
1975 78.34
1976 76.93
1977 75.21
1978 73.16
1979 70.84
1980 68.38
1981 65.60
1982 63.01
1983 60.58
1984 58.33
1985 56.36
1986 55.11
1987 54.12
1988 53.36
1989 52.71
1990 52.02
1991 52.08
1992 51.50
1993 50.63
1994 49.94
1995 49.60
1996 48.39
1997 48.00
1998 47.91
1999 47.40
2000 46.20
2001 45.25
2002 43.60
2003 41.61
2004 39.84
2005 38.57
2006 37.60
2007 37.01
2008 36.74
2009 36.60
2010 36.49
2011 36.55
2012 36.65
2013 36.83
2014 37.18
2015 37.71
2016 38.50
2017 39.44
2018 40.45

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

The value for Age dependency ratio, old (% of working-age population) in China was 15.34 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 15.34 in 2018 and a minimum value of 6.18 in 1965.

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 based on age distributions of United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision.

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Year Value
1960 6.53
1961 6.58
1962 6.56
1963 6.47
1964 6.35
1965 6.18
1966 6.33
1967 6.46
1968 6.56
1969 6.64
1970 6.71
1971 6.84
1972 6.97
1973 7.08
1974 7.18
1975 7.28
1976 7.43
1977 7.55
1978 7.67
1979 7.78
1980 7.87
1981 7.99
1982 8.10
1983 8.18
1984 8.25
1985 8.30
1986 8.36
1987 8.40
1988 8.44
1989 8.49
1990 8.56
1991 8.66
1992 8.77
1993 8.89
1994 9.02
1995 9.16
1996 9.34
1997 9.52
1998 9.69
1999 9.84
2000 9.96
2001 10.08
2002 10.17
2003 10.24
2004 10.30
2005 10.37
2006 10.47
2007 10.57
2008 10.69
2009 10.84
2010 11.02
2011 11.28
2012 11.55
2013 11.88
2014 12.30
2015 12.85
2016 13.58
2017 14.42
2018 15.34

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

The value for Age dependency ratio, young (% of working-age population) in China was 25.11 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 75.02 in 1966 and a minimum value of 24.86 in 2015.

Definition: Age dependency ratio, young, is the ratio of younger dependents--people younger than 15--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 based on age distributions of United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision.

See also:

Year Value
1960 70.50
1961 70.68
1962 71.88
1963 73.40
1964 74.33
1965 74.33
1966 75.02
1967 74.63
1968 73.68
1969 72.83
1970 72.36
1971 72.50
1972 72.52
1973 72.41
1974 71.97
1975 71.05
1976 69.51
1977 67.65
1978 65.49
1979 63.07
1980 60.51
1981 57.61
1982 54.92
1983 52.40
1984 50.08
1985 48.06
1986 46.74
1987 45.71
1988 44.93
1989 44.22
1990 43.46
1991 43.42
1992 42.73
1993 41.74
1994 40.92
1995 40.44
1996 39.05
1997 38.48
1998 38.22
1999 37.56
2000 36.24
2001 35.17
2002 33.43
2003 31.37
2004 29.54
2005 28.20
2006 27.14
2007 26.45
2008 26.06
2009 25.77
2010 25.47
2011 25.28
2012 25.10
2013 24.96
2014 24.88
2015 24.86
2016 24.92
2017 25.01
2018 25.11

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population