United States - Age dependency ratio

Age dependency ratio (% of working-age population)

The latest value for Age dependency ratio (% of working-age population) in United States was 52.71 as of 2018. Over the past 58 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 66.69 in 1962 and 49.52 in 2008.

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 66.13
1961 66.65
1962 66.69
1963 66.39
1964 65.92
1965 65.37
1966 64.81
1967 64.18
1968 63.46
1969 62.63
1970 61.68
1971 60.45
1972 59.24
1973 58.05
1974 56.84
1975 55.61
1976 54.89
1977 54.08
1978 53.28
1979 52.59
1980 52.04
1981 51.60
1982 51.26
1983 51.05
1984 50.93
1985 50.90
1986 51.14
1987 51.41
1988 51.69
1989 51.96
1990 52.21
1991 52.61
1992 52.92
1993 53.12
1994 53.18
1995 53.09
1996 53.04
1997 52.79
1998 52.41
1999 52.00
2000 51.60
2001 51.15
2002 50.80
2003 50.48
2004 50.11
2005 49.68
2006 49.70
2007 49.61
2008 49.52
2009 49.53
2010 49.67
2011 49.87
2012 50.12
2013 50.43
2014 50.79
2015 51.21
2016 51.65
2017 52.16
2018 52.71

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

The value for Age dependency ratio, old (% of working-age population) in United States was 24.14 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 24.14 in 2018 and a minimum value of 15.14 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 based on age distributions of United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision.

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Year Value
1960 15.14
1961 15.32
1962 15.43
1963 15.51
1964 15.58
1965 15.64
1966 15.78
1967 15.92
1968 16.05
1969 16.16
1970 16.25
1971 16.36
1972 16.45
1973 16.54
1974 16.62
1975 16.70
1976 16.87
1977 17.03
1978 17.19
1979 17.38
1980 17.57
1981 17.72
1982 17.85
1983 17.98
1984 18.14
1985 18.31
1986 18.52
1987 18.72
1988 18.91
1989 19.08
1990 19.22
1991 19.34
1992 19.41
1993 19.45
1994 19.44
1995 19.38
1996 19.30
1997 19.17
1998 19.01
1999 18.85
2000 18.70
2001 18.61
2002 18.54
2003 18.48
2004 18.44
2005 18.43
2006 18.53
2007 18.66
2008 18.83
2009 19.08
2010 19.43
2011 19.86
2012 20.36
2013 20.92
2014 21.51
2015 22.14
2016 22.80
2017 23.46
2018 24.14

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

The value for Age dependency ratio, young (% of working-age population) in United States was 28.57 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 51.33 in 1961 and a minimum value of 28.57 in 2018.

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 50.99
1961 51.33
1962 51.26
1963 50.88
1964 50.35
1965 49.72
1966 49.03
1967 48.26
1968 47.41
1969 46.47
1970 45.43
1971 44.08
1972 42.79
1973 41.51
1974 40.21
1975 38.91
1976 38.02
1977 37.06
1978 36.09
1979 35.21
1980 34.47
1981 33.88
1982 33.42
1983 33.06
1984 32.80
1985 32.60
1986 32.63
1987 32.69
1988 32.78
1989 32.89
1990 32.99
1991 33.27
1992 33.50
1993 33.67
1994 33.74
1995 33.70
1996 33.74
1997 33.62
1998 33.40
1999 33.15
2000 32.90
2001 32.54
2002 32.27
2003 32.00
2004 31.67
2005 31.26
2006 31.16
2007 30.96
2008 30.69
2009 30.44
2010 30.24
2011 30.01
2012 29.76
2013 29.51
2014 29.28
2015 29.07
2016 28.85
2017 28.69
2018 28.57

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population