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Dependency ratio


In 2014, dependency ratio in Canada was 1.8 %. In the ranking by dependency ratio including 188 countries, Canada has the 98th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Israel and the New Zealand. Compared to Iceland which at the top of the ranking with dependency ratio of 0 % in 2014, Canada has 100.00 % percent higher dependency ratio.

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What is dependency ratio?

Indicator expressing the percent of total renewable water resources originating outside the country. This indicator may theoretically vary between 0% and 100%. A country with a dependency ratio equal to 0% does not receive any water from neighbouring countries. A country with a dependency ratio equal to 100% receives all its renewable water from upstream countries, without producing any of its own. This indicator does not consider the possible allocation of water to downstream countries.