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

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.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Japan 46.17 2018
2 Italy 35.59 2018
3 Finland 34.96 2018
4 Portugal 33.99 2018
5 Greece 33.69 2018
6 Germany 33.06 2018
7 Bulgaria 32.65 2018
8 France 32.31 2018
9 Sweden 32.24 2018
10 Croatia 31.43 2018
11 Latvia 31.34 2018
12 Malta 31.13 2018
13 Denmark 31.09 2018
14 Estonia 30.66 2018
15 Lithuania 30.12 2018
16 Slovenia 29.99 2018
17 Czech Republic 29.88 2018
18 Netherlands 29.67 2018
19 Spain 29.38 2018
20 Belgium 29.29 2018
21 Puerto Rico 28.96 2018
22 Hungary 28.84 2018
23 United Kingdom 28.78 2018
24 Austria 28.49 2018
25 Switzerland 28.02 2018
26 Serbia 27.81 2018
27 Romania 27.73 2018
28 Norway 26.07 2018
29 Poland 25.98 2018
30 Canada 25.76 2018
31 Ukraine 24.26 2018
32 New Zealand 24.19 2018
33 United States 24.14 2018
34 Australia 24.03 2018
35 Bosnia and Herzegovina 23.95 2018
36 Hong Kong SAR, China 23.69 2018
37 Barbados 23.64 2018
38 Uruguay 22.94 2018
39 Georgia 22.75 2018
40 Slovak Republic 22.68 2018
41 Iceland 22.63 2018
42 Montenegro 22.41 2018
43 Cuba 22.14 2018
44 Russia 21.77 2018
45 Belarus 21.74 2018
46 Ireland 21.42 2018
47 Luxembourg 20.28 2018
48 Albania 20.04 2018
49 Israel 19.93 2018
50 Korea 19.86 2018
51 Cyprus 19.74 2018
52 North Macedonia 19.58 2018
53 Argentina 17.34 2018
54 Chile 16.78 2018
55 Thailand 16.76 2018
56 Armenia 16.52 2018
57 Mauritius 16.22 2018
58 Sri Lanka 16.03 2018
59 Moldova 15.78 2018
60 Trinidad and Tobago 15.59 2018
61 China 15.34 2018
62 Singapore 15.03 2018
63 Grenada 14.40 2018
64 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 14.13 2018
65 Macao SAR, China 13.82 2018
66 Costa Rica 13.82 2018
67 St. Lucia 13.68 2018
68 New Caledonia 13.47 2018
69 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 13.25 2018
70 Jamaica 13.04 2018
71 El Salvador 12.83 2018
72 Brazil 12.79 2018
73 Antigua and Barbuda 12.73 2018
74 Turkey 12.69 2018
75 Panama 12.50 2018
76 Colombia 12.39 2018
77 Tunisia 12.32 2018
78 Peru 12.23 2018
79 Bolivia 11.65 2018
80 Kazakhstan 11.52 2018
81 Venezuela 11.17 2018
82 Seychelles 11.04 2018
83 Ecuador 11.04 2018
84 Mexico 10.91 2018
85 Dominican Republic 10.91 2018
86 Morocco 10.66 2018
87 Suriname 10.48 2018
88 Lebanon 10.47 2018
89 Vietnam 10.46 2018
90 The Bahamas 10.33 2018
91 Tonga 10.15 2018
92 Paraguay 10.03 2018
93 Algeria 10.02 2018
94 Guyana 9.87 2018
95 Malaysia 9.62 2018
96 India 9.26 2018
97 Nepal 8.97 2018
98 Iran 8.92 2018
99 Bhutan 8.80 2018
100 Azerbaijan 8.80 2018
101 Indonesia 8.67 2018
102 Egypt 8.58 2018
103 Myanmar 8.53 2018
104 Samoa 8.44 2018
105 Fiji 8.38 2018
106 Nicaragua 8.13 2018
107 South Africa 8.11 2018
108 Philippines 8.01 2018
109 Haiti 8.01 2018
110 Guatemala 7.92 2018
111 Lesotho 7.86 2018
112 Bangladesh 7.68 2018
113 Timor-Leste 7.45 2018
114 Honduras 7.38 2018
115 Eritrea 7.33 2011
116 Belize 7.29 2018
117 Pakistan 7.14 2018
118 Kyrgyz Republic 7.12 2018
119 Cambodia 7.11 2018
120 Syrian Arab Republic 7.03 2018
121 Eswatini 6.94 2018
122 Cabo Verde 6.92 2018
123 Djibouti 6.87 2018
124 Botswana 6.85 2018
125 Turkmenistan 6.84 2018
126 Brunei 6.76 2018
127 Uzbekistan 6.61 2018
128 Kiribati 6.53 2018
129 Libya 6.53 2018
130 Lao PDR 6.44 2018
131 Solomon Islands 6.41 2018
132 Sudan 6.41 2018
133 Vanuatu 6.33 2018
134 Ethiopia 6.28 2018
135 Mongolia 6.23 2018
136 Jordan 6.21 2018
137 Namibia 6.12 2018
138 Gabon 6.00 2018
139 Benin 5.99 2018
140 Dem. Rep. Congo 5.94 2018
141 Liberia 5.85 2018
142 Senegal 5.73 2018
143 Iraq 5.70 2018
144 Somalia 5.68 2018
145 Papua New Guinea 5.67 2018
146 Mauritania 5.53 2018
147 Mozambique 5.51 2018
148 Guinea 5.50 2018
149 Niger 5.47 2018
150 Zimbabwe 5.38 2018
151 São Tomé and Principe 5.36 2018
152 Central African Republic 5.34 2018
153 Madagascar 5.30 2018
154 Sierra Leone 5.30 2018
155 Comoros 5.23 2018
156 Côte d'Ivoire 5.18 2018
157 Ghana 5.17 2018
158 Guinea-Bissau 5.15 2018
159 Rwanda 5.15 2018
160 Nigeria 5.15 2018
161 Togo 5.14 2018
162 Tajikistan 5.02 2018
163 Mali 5.02 2018
164 Yemen 5.00 2018
165 Cameroon 4.99 2018
166 Malawi 4.95 2018
167 Chad 4.92 2018
168 Tanzania 4.88 2018
169 The Gambia 4.87 2018
170 Congo 4.83 2018
171 Afghanistan 4.76 2018
172 Saudi Arabia 4.63 2018
173 Burkina Faso 4.57 2018
174 Angola 4.35 2018
175 Burundi 4.30 2018
176 Equatorial Guinea 4.07 2018
177 Kenya 4.04 2018
178 Zambia 3.96 2018
179 Uganda 3.80 2018
180 Kuwait 3.36 2018
181 Oman 3.18 2018
182 Bahrain 3.10 2018
183 Qatar 1.61 2018
184 United Arab Emirates 1.29 2018

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Development Relevance: Patterns of development in a country are partly determined by the age composition of its population. Different age groups have different impacts on both the environment and on infrastructure needs. Therefore the age structure of a population is useful for analyzing resource use and formulating future policy and planning goals with regards infrastructure and development.

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 the 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