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Dependency ratios are a measure of the age structure of a population. They relate the number of individuals that are likely to be economically "dependent" on the support of others. Dependency ratios contrast the ratio of youths (ages 0-14) and the elderly (ages 65+) to the number of those in the working-age group (ages 15-64). Changes in the dependency ratio provide an indication of potential social support requirements resulting from changes in population age structures. As fertility levels decline, the dependency ratio initially falls because the proportion of youths decreases while the proportion of the population of working age increases. As fertility levels continue to decline, dependency ratios eventually increase because the proportion of the population of working age starts to decline and the proportion of elderly persons continues to increase.
total dependency ratio - The total dependency ratio is the ratio of combined youth population (ages 0-14) and elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high total dependency ratio indicates that the working-age population and the overall economy face a greater burden to support and provide social services for youth and elderly persons, who are often economically dependent.
youth dependency ratio - The youth dependency ratio is the ratio of the youth population (ages 0-14) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). A high youth dependency ratio indicates that a greater investment needs to be made in schooling and other services for children.
elderly dependency ratio - The elderly dependency ratio is the ratio of the elderly population (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64). Increases in the elderly dependency ratio put added pressure on governments to fund pensions and healthcare.
potential support ratio - The potential support ratio is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryDEPENDENCY RATIOS
Afghanistan total dependency ratio: 93.1%
youth dependency ratio: 88.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.6%
potential support ratio: 21.5% (2014 est.)
Albania total dependency ratio: 44.9%
youth dependency ratio: 29%
elderly dependency ratio: 15.9%
potential support ratio: 6.3% (2014 est.)
Algeria total dependency ratio: 48.5%
youth dependency ratio: 41.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.8%
potential support ratio: 14.6% (2014 est.)
Angola total dependency ratio: 98.7%
youth dependency ratio: 93.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.8%
potential support ratio: 21% (2014 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda total dependency ratio: 46.4%
youth dependency ratio: 35.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.4%
potential support ratio: 9.6% (2014 est.)
Argentina total dependency ratio: 54.1%
youth dependency ratio: 37%
elderly dependency ratio: 17.1%
potential support ratio: 5.9% (2014 est.)
Armenia total dependency ratio: 44.1%
youth dependency ratio: 29.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 14.9%
potential support ratio: 6.7% (2014 est.)
Aruba total dependency ratio: 44.1%
youth dependency ratio: 27.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 16.9%
potential support ratio: 5.9% (2014 est.)
Australia total dependency ratio: 51%
youth dependency ratio: 28.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 22.1%
potential support ratio: 4.5% (2014 est.)
Austria total dependency ratio: 49.1%
youth dependency ratio: 21.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 27.6%
potential support ratio: 3.6% (2014 est.)
Azerbaijan total dependency ratio: 38.4%
youth dependency ratio: 30.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.7%
potential support ratio: 13% (2014 est.)
Bahamas, The total dependency ratio: 40.9%
youth dependency ratio: 29.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 11.3%
potential support ratio: 8.9% (2014 est.)
Bahrain total dependency ratio: 30.9%
youth dependency ratio: 27.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 3%
potential support ratio: 33.3% (2014 est.)
Bangladesh total dependency ratio: 52.2%
youth dependency ratio: 44.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.3%
potential support ratio: 13.6% (2014 est.)
Barbados total dependency ratio: 42.6%
youth dependency ratio: 26.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 15.8%
potential support ratio: 6.3% (2014 est.)
Belarus total dependency ratio: 41.5%
youth dependency ratio: 22%
elderly dependency ratio: 19.6%
potential support ratio: 5.1% (2014 est.)
Belgium total dependency ratio: 54.8%
youth dependency ratio: 26.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 28.4%
potential support ratio: 3.5% (2014 est.)
Belize total dependency ratio: 59.7%
youth dependency ratio: 53.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4%
potential support ratio: 15.6% (2014 est.)
Benin total dependency ratio: 83%
youth dependency ratio: 77.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.3%
potential support ratio: 18.9% (2014 est.)
Bhutan total dependency ratio: 48.1%
youth dependency ratio: 40.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.2%
potential support ratio: 13.8% (2014 est.)
Bolivia total dependency ratio: 65.3%
youth dependency ratio: 57%
elderly dependency ratio: 8.2%
potential support ratio: 12.1% (2014 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina total dependency ratio: 44.8%
youth dependency ratio: 22%
elderly dependency ratio: 22.7%
potential support ratio: 4.4% (2014 est.)
Botswana total dependency ratio: 58.6%
youth dependency ratio: 52.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.9%
potential support ratio: 17.1% (2014 est.)
Brazil total dependency ratio: 45.8%
youth dependency ratio: 34.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 11.3%
potential support ratio: 8.8% (2014 est.)
Brunei total dependency ratio: 41.8%
youth dependency ratio: 35.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.5%
potential support ratio: 15.5% (2014 est.)
Bulgaria total dependency ratio: 50.3%
youth dependency ratio: 20.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 29.5%
potential support ratio: 3.4% (2014 est.)
Burkina Faso total dependency ratio: 91.3%
youth dependency ratio: 86.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.7%
potential support ratio: 21.5% (2014 est.)
Burma total dependency ratio: 42.5%
youth dependency ratio: 35%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.6%
potential support ratio: 13.2% (2014 est.)
Burundi total dependency ratio: 89.2%
youth dependency ratio: 84.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.5%
potential support ratio: 22.2% (2014 est.)
Cabo Verde total dependency ratio: 51.7%
youth dependency ratio: 43.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 8%
potential support ratio: 12.6% (2014 est.)
Cambodia total dependency ratio: 57.6%
youth dependency ratio: 49%
elderly dependency ratio: 8.6%
potential support ratio: 11.6% (2014 est.)
Cameroon total dependency ratio: 85.1%
youth dependency ratio: 79.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 6%
potential support ratio: 16.8% (2014 est.)
Canada total dependency ratio: 47.2%
youth dependency ratio: 24.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 22.9%
potential support ratio: 4.4% (2014 est.)
Central African Republic total dependency ratio: 76.5%
youth dependency ratio: 69.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.7%
potential support ratio: 14.8% (2014 est.)
Chad total dependency ratio: 102.2%
youth dependency ratio: 97.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.8%
potential support ratio: 20.7% (2014 est.)
Chile total dependency ratio: 45.1%
youth dependency ratio: 30.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 14.9%
potential support ratio: 6.7% (2014 est.)
China total dependency ratio: 37.4%
youth dependency ratio: 24.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 12.5%
potential support ratio: 8% (2014 est.)
Colombia total dependency ratio: 50.9%
youth dependency ratio: 41.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 9.6%
potential support ratio: 10.4% (2014 est.)
Comoros total dependency ratio: 81%
youth dependency ratio: 75.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.1%
potential support ratio: 19.5% (2014 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the total dependency ratio: 91.1%
youth dependency ratio: 85.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.5%
potential support ratio: 18.3% (2014 est.)
Congo, Republic of the total dependency ratio: 85%
youth dependency ratio: 78.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.3%
potential support ratio: 16% (2014 est.)
Costa Rica total dependency ratio: 43.6%
youth dependency ratio: 33.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.4%
potential support ratio: 9.6% (2014 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire total dependency ratio: 79.7%
youth dependency ratio: 74%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7%
potential support ratio: 17.6% (2014 est.)
Croatia total dependency ratio: 50%
youth dependency ratio: 22%
elderly dependency ratio: 27.9%
potential support ratio: 3.6% (2014 est.)
Cuba total dependency ratio: 41.9%
youth dependency ratio: 22.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 19.3%
potential support ratio: 5.2% (2014 est.)
Curacao total dependency ratio: 50.6%
youth dependency ratio: 29%
elderly dependency ratio: 21.6%
potential support ratio: 4.6% (2014 est.)
Cyprus total dependency ratio: 41.4%
youth dependency ratio: 23.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 17.7%
potential support ratio: 5.6% (2014 est.)
Czech Republic total dependency ratio: 47.7%
youth dependency ratio: 22.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 25.4%
potential support ratio: 3.9% (2014 est.)
Denmark total dependency ratio: 55.6%
youth dependency ratio: 27.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 28.5%
potential support ratio: 3.5% (2014 est.)
Djibouti total dependency ratio: 60.5%
youth dependency ratio: 54%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.5%
potential support ratio: 15.3% (2014 est.)
Dominican Republic total dependency ratio: 57.1%
youth dependency ratio: 47%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.1%
potential support ratio: 9.9% (2014 est.)
Ecuador total dependency ratio: 56.9%
youth dependency ratio: 46.5%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.5%
potential support ratio: 9.6% (2014 est.)
Egypt total dependency ratio: 58.3%
youth dependency ratio: 49.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 9.3%
potential support ratio: 10.8% (2014 est.)
El Salvador total dependency ratio: 57.6%
youth dependency ratio: 46.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 11.4%
potential support ratio: 8.8% (2014 est.)
Equatorial Guinea total dependency ratio: 70.8%
youth dependency ratio: 66.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.7%
potential support ratio: 21.1% (2014 est.)
Eritrea total dependency ratio: 83.3%
youth dependency ratio: 79.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.2%
potential support ratio: 23.7% (2014 est.)
Estonia total dependency ratio: 52%
youth dependency ratio: 24.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 27.7%
potential support ratio: 3.6% (2014 est.)
Ethiopia total dependency ratio: 83.5%
youth dependency ratio: 77.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.3%
potential support ratio: 15.8% (2014 est.)
Fiji total dependency ratio: 52.5%
youth dependency ratio: 43.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 8.6%
potential support ratio: 11.6% (2014 est.)
Finland total dependency ratio: 56.8%
youth dependency ratio: 25.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 31%
potential support ratio: 3.2% (2014 est.)
France total dependency ratio: 57.4%
youth dependency ratio: 28.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 28.8%
potential support ratio: 3.5% (2014 est.)
French Polynesia total dependency ratio: 42.5%
youth dependency ratio: 32%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.5%
potential support ratio: 9.6% (2014 est.)
Gabon total dependency ratio: 77%
youth dependency ratio: 68%
elderly dependency ratio: 9%
potential support ratio: 11.1% (2014 est.)
Gambia, The total dependency ratio: 93%
youth dependency ratio: 88.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.5%
potential support ratio: 22% (2014 est.)
Gaza Strip total dependency ratio: 74.1%
youth dependency ratio: 68.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.3%
potential support ratio: 19%
note: data represents the Palestinian Territories (2014 est.)
Georgia total dependency ratio: 48.6%
youth dependency ratio: 27%
elderly dependency ratio: 21.7%
potential support ratio: 4.6% (2014 est.)
Germany total dependency ratio: 52.1%
youth dependency ratio: 19.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 32.3%
potential support ratio: 3.1% (2014 est.)
Ghana total dependency ratio: 71.6%
youth dependency ratio: 65.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.9%
potential support ratio: 16.8% (2014 est.)
Greece total dependency ratio: 52.9%
youth dependency ratio: 22.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 30.5%
potential support ratio: 3.3% (2014 est.)
Grenada total dependency ratio: 50.9%
youth dependency ratio: 40.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.7%
potential support ratio: 9.3% (2014 est.)
Guam total dependency ratio: 52.1%
youth dependency ratio: 39.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 12.8%
potential support ratio: 7.8% (2014 est.)
Guatemala total dependency ratio: 80.7%
youth dependency ratio: 72.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 8.3%
potential support ratio: 12% (2014 est.)
Guernsey total dependency ratio: 46.4%
youth dependency ratio: 21.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 24.7%
potential support ratio: 4%
note: data represents the Channel Islands (2014 est.)
Guinea-Bissau total dependency ratio: 79.1%
youth dependency ratio: 73.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2%
potential support ratio: 19.3% (2014 est.)
Guinea total dependency ratio: 82.4%
youth dependency ratio: 76.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6%
potential support ratio: 17.7% (2014 est.)
Guyana total dependency ratio: 63.5%
youth dependency ratio: 57.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7%
potential support ratio: 17.5% (2014 est.)
Haiti total dependency ratio: 64.2%
youth dependency ratio: 56.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.5%
potential support ratio: 13.4% (2014 est.)
Honduras total dependency ratio: 64.7%
youth dependency ratio: 57.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.4%
potential support ratio: 13.5% (2014 est.)
Hong Kong total dependency ratio: 35.5%
youth dependency ratio: 15.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 19.6%
potential support ratio: 5.1% (2014 est.)
Hungary total dependency ratio: 47.4%
youth dependency ratio: 21.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 25.6%
potential support ratio: 3.9% (2014 est.)
Iceland total dependency ratio: 50.9%
youth dependency ratio: 31.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 19.7%
potential support ratio: 5.1% (2014 est.)
India total dependency ratio: 51.8%
youth dependency ratio: 43.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 8.1%
potential support ratio: 12.3% (2014 est.)
Indonesia total dependency ratio: 51%
youth dependency ratio: 43%
elderly dependency ratio: 8%
potential support ratio: 12.5% (2014 est.)
Iran total dependency ratio: 41.5%
youth dependency ratio: 33.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.6%
potential support ratio: 13.1% (2014 est.)
Iraq total dependency ratio: 74.9%
youth dependency ratio: 69.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.5%
potential support ratio: 18.1% (2014 est.)
Ireland total dependency ratio: 51.4%
youth dependency ratio: 32.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 18.7%
potential support ratio: 5.4% (2014 est.)
Israel total dependency ratio: 63.1%
youth dependency ratio: 45.5%
elderly dependency ratio: 17.6%
potential support ratio: 5.7% (2014 est.)
Italy total dependency ratio: 55%
youth dependency ratio: 21.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 33.3%
potential support ratio: 3% (2014 est.)
Jamaica total dependency ratio: 52.6%
youth dependency ratio: 40.5%
elderly dependency ratio: 12.2%
potential support ratio: 8.2% (2014 est.)
Japan total dependency ratio: 63.3%
youth dependency ratio: 21.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 42.1%
potential support ratio: 2.4% (2014 est.)
Jersey total dependency ratio: 46.4%
youth dependency ratio: 21.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 24.7%
potential support ratio: 4%
note: data represents the Channel Islands (2014 est.)
Jordan total dependency ratio: 59.4%
youth dependency ratio: 53.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7%
potential support ratio: 17.4% (2014 est.)
Kazakhstan total dependency ratio: 48.7%
youth dependency ratio: 38.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 10%
potential support ratio: 10% (2014 est.)
Kenya total dependency ratio: 81%
youth dependency ratio: 76.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.9%
potential support ratio: 20.4% (2014 est.)
Kiribati total dependency ratio: 55.3%
youth dependency ratio: 48.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.6%
potential support ratio: 15.2% (2014 est.)
Korea, North total dependency ratio: 44.9%
youth dependency ratio: 31.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 13.8%
potential support ratio: 7.2% (2014 est.)
Korea, South total dependency ratio: 37.1%
youth dependency ratio: 19.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 17.2%
potential support ratio: 5.8% (2014 est.)
Kuwait total dependency ratio: 37.1%
youth dependency ratio: 33.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 3.3%
potential support ratio: 30.4% (2014 est.)
Kyrgyzstan total dependency ratio: 53.2%
youth dependency ratio: 46.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.3%
potential support ratio: 15.8% (2014 est.)
Laos total dependency ratio: 62.6%
youth dependency ratio: 56.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.2%
potential support ratio: 16.1% (2014 est.)
Latvia total dependency ratio: 51%
youth dependency ratio: 22.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 28.1%
potential support ratio: 3.6% (2014 est.)
Lebanon total dependency ratio: 40.6%
youth dependency ratio: 28.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 12.3%
potential support ratio: 8.1% (2014 est.)
Lesotho total dependency ratio: 67.1%
youth dependency ratio: 60.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 7%
potential support ratio: 14.3% (2014 est.)
Liberia total dependency ratio: 83.9%
youth dependency ratio: 78.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6%
potential support ratio: 18% (2014 est.)
Libya total dependency ratio: 52.2%
youth dependency ratio: 44.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.4%
potential support ratio: 13.5% (2014 est.)
Lithuania total dependency ratio: 44.9%
youth dependency ratio: 22.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 22.7%
potential support ratio: 4.4% (2014 est.)
Luxembourg total dependency ratio: 46.6%
youth dependency ratio: 25.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 21%
potential support ratio: 4.8% (2014 est.)
Macau total dependency ratio: 26.6%
youth dependency ratio: 15.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.8%
potential support ratio: 9.2% (2014 est.)
Macedonia total dependency ratio: 41.2%
youth dependency ratio: 23.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 17.8%
potential support ratio: 5.6% (2014 est.)
Madagascar total dependency ratio: 81.4%
youth dependency ratio: 76.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.1%
potential support ratio: 19.6% (2014 est.)
Malawi total dependency ratio: 93.3%
youth dependency ratio: 87%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.3%
potential support ratio: 16% (2014 est.)
Malaysia total dependency ratio: 45.5%
youth dependency ratio: 37.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 8.1%
potential support ratio: 12.4% (2014 est.)
Maldives total dependency ratio: 50%
youth dependency ratio: 42.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.4%
potential support ratio: 13.6% (2014 est.)
Mali total dependency ratio: 100.9%
youth dependency ratio: 95.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.5%
potential support ratio: 18.2% (2014 est.)
Malta total dependency ratio: 45.7%
youth dependency ratio: 20.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 24.8%
potential support ratio: 4% (2014 est.)
Mauritania total dependency ratio: 75.7%
youth dependency ratio: 70.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6%
potential support ratio: 17.9% (2014 est.)
Mauritius total dependency ratio: 39.8%
youth dependency ratio: 27.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 12.8%
potential support ratio: 7.8% (2014 est.)
Mexico total dependency ratio: 52.7%
youth dependency ratio: 42.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.1%
potential support ratio: 9.9% (2014 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of total dependency ratio: 63.3%
youth dependency ratio: 56.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.9%
potential support ratio: 14.6% (2014 est.)
Moldova total dependency ratio: 39.3%
youth dependency ratio: 23.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 16.1%
potential support ratio: 6.2% (2014 est.)
Mongolia total dependency ratio: 45.4%
youth dependency ratio: 39.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.5%
potential support ratio: 18% (2014 est.)
Montenegro total dependency ratio: 46.8%
youth dependency ratio: 27.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 19.7%
potential support ratio: 5.1% (2014 est.)
Morocco total dependency ratio: 49.1%
youth dependency ratio: 41.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.5%
potential support ratio: 13.4% (2014 est.)
Mozambique total dependency ratio: 94.5%
youth dependency ratio: 88.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4%
potential support ratio: 15.6% (2014 est.)
Namibia total dependency ratio: 64.2%
youth dependency ratio: 58.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.9%
potential support ratio: 17% (2014 est.)
Nepal total dependency ratio: 64%
youth dependency ratio: 55.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 8.6%
potential support ratio: 11.7% (2014 est.)
Netherlands total dependency ratio: 52.8%
youth dependency ratio: 25.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 26.8%
potential support ratio: 3.7% (2014 est.)
New Caledonia total dependency ratio: 48.1%
youth dependency ratio: 33.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 14.9%
potential support ratio: 6.7% (2014 est.)
New Zealand total dependency ratio: 52.5%
youth dependency ratio: 30.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 21.8%
potential support ratio: 4.6% (2014 est.)
Nicaragua total dependency ratio: 58.8%
youth dependency ratio: 51.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.4%
potential support ratio: 13.4% (2014 est.)
Nigeria total dependency ratio: 89.2%
youth dependency ratio: 84%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2%
potential support ratio: 19.3% (2014 est.)
Niger total dependency ratio: 111.6%
youth dependency ratio: 106%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.5%
potential support ratio: 18% (2014 est.)
Norway total dependency ratio: 53.2%
youth dependency ratio: 28.5%
elderly dependency ratio: 24.7%
potential support ratio: 4.1% (2014 est.)
Oman total dependency ratio: 34.4%
youth dependency ratio: 30.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 3.9%
potential support ratio: 25.4% (2014 est.)
Pakistan total dependency ratio: 60.4%
youth dependency ratio: 53.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.1%
potential support ratio: 14.2% (2014 est.)
Panama total dependency ratio: 54.7%
youth dependency ratio: 43.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 11.4%
potential support ratio: 8.7% (2014 est.)
Papua New Guinea total dependency ratio: 68.2%
youth dependency ratio: 63.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 5%
potential support ratio: 20.1% (2014 est.)
Paraguay total dependency ratio: 60.5%
youth dependency ratio: 51.5%
elderly dependency ratio: 8.9%
potential support ratio: 11.2% (2014 est.)
Peru total dependency ratio: 53.7%
youth dependency ratio: 43.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 10%
potential support ratio: 10% (2014 est.)
Philippines total dependency ratio: 60.7%
youth dependency ratio: 54.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4%
potential support ratio: 15.6% (2014 est.)
Poland total dependency ratio: 42.6%
youth dependency ratio: 21.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 21.2%
potential support ratio: 4.7% (2014 est.)
Portugal total dependency ratio: 50.8%
youth dependency ratio: 22.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 28.7%
potential support ratio: 3.5% (2014 est.)
Puerto Rico total dependency ratio: 50.1%
youth dependency ratio: 28.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 21.3%
potential support ratio: 4.7% (2014 est.)
Qatar total dependency ratio: 17.1%
youth dependency ratio: 16%
elderly dependency ratio: 1.1%
potential support ratio: 87.4% (2014 est.)
Romania total dependency ratio: 43.6%
youth dependency ratio: 21.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 21.9%
potential support ratio: 4.6% (2014 est.)
Russia total dependency ratio: 41.3%
youth dependency ratio: 22.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 18.5%
potential support ratio: 5.4% (2014 est.)
Rwanda total dependency ratio: 80.2%
youth dependency ratio: 75.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.4%
potential support ratio: 22.8% (2014 est.)
Saint Lucia total dependency ratio: 48%
youth dependency ratio: 34.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 13.1%
potential support ratio: 7.6% (2014 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines total dependency ratio: 47.1%
youth dependency ratio: 36.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.5%
potential support ratio: 9.5% (2014 est.)
Samoa total dependency ratio: 74.4%
youth dependency ratio: 65.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 9%
potential support ratio: 11.1% (2014 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe total dependency ratio: 81.3%
youth dependency ratio: 75.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 6%
potential support ratio: 16.7% (2014 est.)
Saudi Arabia total dependency ratio: 46.1%
youth dependency ratio: 41.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.3%
potential support ratio: 23.5% (2014 est.)
Senegal total dependency ratio: 86.5%
youth dependency ratio: 81%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.5%
potential support ratio: 18.2% (2014 est.)
Serbia total dependency ratio: 44.3%
youth dependency ratio: 23.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 21.1%
potential support ratio: 4.7% (2014 est.)
Seychelles total dependency ratio: 42.8%
youth dependency ratio: 31.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 11.1%
potential support ratio: 9% (2014 est.)
Sierra Leone total dependency ratio: 78.3%
youth dependency ratio: 73.5%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.8%
potential support ratio: 21% (2014 est.)
Singapore total dependency ratio: 35.8%
youth dependency ratio: 21.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 14.5%
potential support ratio: 6.9% (2014 est.)
Slovakia total dependency ratio: 39.6%
youth dependency ratio: 21.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 18.5%
potential support ratio: 5.4% (2014 est.)
Slovenia total dependency ratio: 46.8%
youth dependency ratio: 21.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 25.7%
potential support ratio: 3.9% (2014 est.)
Solomon Islands total dependency ratio: 76.3%
youth dependency ratio: 70.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 6%
potential support ratio: 16.8% (2014 est.)
Somalia total dependency ratio: 99.1%
youth dependency ratio: 93.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6%
potential support ratio: 17.8% (2014 est.)
South Africa total dependency ratio: 53.9%
youth dependency ratio: 45.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 8.7%
potential support ratio: 11.5% (2014 est.)
South Sudan total dependency ratio: 82.8%
youth dependency ratio: 76.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.4%
potential support ratio: 15.6% (2014 est.)
Spain total dependency ratio: 50.3%
youth dependency ratio: 23.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 27.1%
potential support ratio: 3.7% (2014 est.)
Sri Lanka total dependency ratio: 51.3%
youth dependency ratio: 38.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 13.2%
potential support ratio: 7.6% (2014 est.)
Sudan total dependency ratio: 79%
youth dependency ratio: 73.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.9%
potential support ratio: 17.1% (2014 est.)
Suriname total dependency ratio: 50.7%
youth dependency ratio: 40.6%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.1%
potential support ratio: 9.9% (2014 est.)
Swaziland total dependency ratio: 69.7%
youth dependency ratio: 63.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 6%
potential support ratio: 16.7% (2014 est.)
Sweden total dependency ratio: 58.3%
youth dependency ratio: 27.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 31.1%
potential support ratio: 3.2% (2014 est.)
Switzerland total dependency ratio: 48.5%
youth dependency ratio: 21.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 26.7%
potential support ratio: 3.7% (2014 est.)
Syria total dependency ratio: 63.9%
youth dependency ratio: 57%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.9%
potential support ratio: 14.6% (2014 est.)
Tajikistan total dependency ratio: 64.3%
youth dependency ratio: 59.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.2%
potential support ratio: 19.2% (2014 est.)
Tanzania total dependency ratio: 92.4%
youth dependency ratio: 86.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.2%
potential support ratio: 16.1% (2014 est.)
Thailand total dependency ratio: 38.6%
youth dependency ratio: 24.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 13.9%
potential support ratio: 7.2% (2014 est.)
Timor-Leste total dependency ratio: 94.3%
youth dependency ratio: 87.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.5%
potential support ratio: 15.4% (2014 est.)
Togo total dependency ratio: 80.1%
youth dependency ratio: 75.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 5%
potential support ratio: 20.2% (2014 est.)
Tonga total dependency ratio: 75.2%
youth dependency ratio: 64.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.3%
potential support ratio: 9.7% (2014 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago total dependency ratio: 43.1%
youth dependency ratio: 29.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 13.3%
potential support ratio: 7.5% (2014 est.)
Tunisia total dependency ratio: 43.9%
youth dependency ratio: 33.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.5%
potential support ratio: 9.5% (2014 est.)
Turkey total dependency ratio: 48.9%
youth dependency ratio: 37.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 11.2%
potential support ratio: 8.9% (2014 est.)
Turkmenistan total dependency ratio: 48.2%
youth dependency ratio: 42.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.1%
potential support ratio: 16.4% (2014 est.)
Uganda total dependency ratio: 102.4%
youth dependency ratio: 97.5%
elderly dependency ratio: 4.9%
potential support ratio: 20.5% (2014 est.)
Ukraine total dependency ratio: 42%
youth dependency ratio: 20.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 21.2%
potential support ratio: 4.7% (2014 est.)
United Arab Emirates total dependency ratio: 19.3%
youth dependency ratio: 18.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 0.5%
potential support ratio: 182.8% (2014 est.)
United Kingdom total dependency ratio: 54.8%
youth dependency ratio: 27.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 27.6%
potential support ratio: 3.6% (2014 est.)
United States total dependency ratio: 51%
youth dependency ratio: 29.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 21.6%
potential support ratio: 4.6% (2014 est.)
Uruguay total dependency ratio: 55.9%
youth dependency ratio: 33.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 22.1%
potential support ratio: 4.5% (2014 est.)
Uzbekistan total dependency ratio: 48.3%
youth dependency ratio: 42%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.3%
potential support ratio: 15.8% (2014 est.)
Vanuatu total dependency ratio: 67.9%
youth dependency ratio: 61.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.6%
potential support ratio: 15.1% (2014 est.)
Venezuela total dependency ratio: 52.9%
youth dependency ratio: 43.2%
elderly dependency ratio: 9.8%
potential support ratio: 10.2% (2014 est.)
Vietnam total dependency ratio: 41.3%
youth dependency ratio: 31.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 9.4%
potential support ratio: 10.6% (2014 est.)
Virgin Islands total dependency ratio: 60.2%
youth dependency ratio: 33.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 26.9%
potential support ratio: 3.7% (2014 est.)
West Bank total dependency ratio: 74.1%
youth dependency ratio: 68.8%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.3%
potential support ratio: 19%
note: data represents the Palestinian Territories (2014 est.)
Western Sahara total dependency ratio: 41%
youth dependency ratio: 37.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 3.8%
potential support ratio: 26.1% (2014 est.)
World total dependency ratio: 52%
youth dependency ratio: 39.7%
elderly dependency ratio: 12.3%
potential support ratio: 8.1% (2014 est.)
Yemen total dependency ratio: 74.1%
youth dependency ratio: 69%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.1%
potential support ratio: 19.7% (2014 est.)
Zambia total dependency ratio: 96.4%
youth dependency ratio: 91.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 5.1%
potential support ratio: 19.6% (2014 est.)
Zimbabwe total dependency ratio: 74.8%
youth dependency ratio: 68.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 6.7%
potential support ratio: 14.9% (2014 est.)
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