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Old-age dependency ratio in the World

13.58 % in 2018

Old-age dependency ratio of World increased from 9.22 % in 1969 to 13.58 % in 2018 growing at an average annual rate of 0.80 %.

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Date Value Change, %
2018 13.58 2.77 %
2017 13.22 2.72 %
2016 12.87 2.58 %
2015 12.54 2.11 %
2014 12.28 1.83 %
2013 12.06 1.58 %
2012 11.87 1.39 %
2011 11.71 1.24 %
2010 11.57 0.80 %
2009 11.48 0.57 %
2008 11.41 0.44 %
2007 11.36
Child Dependency Ratio 39.48 % in 2018 WB
Macro Region
Africa 54 timeseries
Asia 21 timeseries
Central America and the Caribbean 19 timeseries
Europe 39 timeseries
Middle East 16 timeseries
North America 24.31 % in 2018 WB
Oceania 10 timeseries
South America 12 timeseries
Southeast Asia 13 timeseries
Country (% in 2018)

Japan is the top country by old-age dependency ratio in the world. As of 2018, old-age dependency ratio in Japan was 46.17 %. The top 5 countries also includes Italy, Finland, Portugal, and Greece.

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Japan 46.17 WB
Italy 35.59 WB
Finland 34.96 WB
Portugal 33.99 WB
Greece 33.69 WB
Germany 33.06 WB
Bulgaria 32.65 WB
France 32.31 WB
Sweden 32.24 WB
Croatia 31.43 WB
Latvia 31.34 WB
Malta 31.13 WB
Denmark 31.09 WB
Estonia 30.66 WB
Lithuania 30.12 WB
Slovenia 29.99 WB
Czech Republic 29.88 WB
Netherlands 29.67 WB
Spain 29.38 WB
Belgium 29.29 WB
Puerto Rico 28.96 WB
Hungary 28.84 WB
United Kingdom 28.78 WB
Austria 28.49 WB
Switzerland 28.02 WB
Serbia 27.81 WB
Romania 27.73 WB
Norway 26.07 WB
Poland 25.98 WB
Canada 25.76 WB
Ukraine 24.26 WB
New Zealand 24.19 WB
United States of America 24.14 WB
Australia 24.03 WB
Bosnia and Herzegovina 23.95 WB
Hong Kong 23.69 WB
Barbados 23.64 WB
Uruguay 22.94 WB
Georgia 22.75 WB
Slovakia 22.68 WB
Iceland 22.63 WB
Montenegro 22.41 WB
Cuba 22.14 WB
Russian Federation 21.77 WB
Belarus 21.74 WB
Ireland 21.42 WB
Luxembourg 20.28 WB
Albania 20.04 WB
Israel 19.93 WB
Republic of Korea 19.86 WB
Cyprus 19.74 WB
North Macedonia 19.58 WB
Argentina 17.34 WB
Chile 16.78 WB
Thailand 16.76 WB
Armenia 16.52 WB
Mauritius 16.22 WB
Sri Lanka 16.03 WB
Republic of Moldova 15.78 WB
Trinidad and Tobago 15.59 WB
China 15.34 WB
Singapore 15.03 WB
Grenada 14.4 WB
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.13 WB
Macau 13.82 WB
Costa Rica 13.82 WB
Saint Lucia 13.68 WB
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 13.25 WB
Jamaica 13.04 WB
El Salvador 12.83 WB
Brazil 12.79 WB
Antigua and Barbuda 12.73 WB
Turkey 12.69 WB
Panama 12.5 WB
Colombia 12.39 WB
Tunisia 12.32 WB
Peru 12.23 WB
Bolivia 11.65 WB
Kazakhstan 11.52 WB
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 11.17 WB
Seychelles 11.04 WB
Ecuador 11.04 WB
Mexico 10.91 WB
Dominican Republic 10.91 WB
Morocco 10.66 WB
Suriname 10.48 WB
Lebanon 10.47 WB
Viet Nam 10.46 WB
Bahamas 10.33 WB
Tonga 10.15 WB
Paraguay 10.03 WB
Algeria 10.02 WB
Guyana 9.87 WB
Malaysia 9.62 WB
India 9.26 WB
Nepal 8.97 WB
Iran 8.92 WB
Bhutan 8.8 WB
Azerbaijan 8.8 WB
Indonesia 8.67 WB
Egypt 8.58 WB
Myanmar 8.53 WB
Samoa 8.44 WB
Fiji 8.38 WB
Nicaragua 8.13 WB
South Africa 8.11 WB
Philippines 8.01 WB
Haiti 8.01 WB
Guatemala 7.92 WB
Lesotho 7.86 WB
Bangladesh 7.68 WB
Timor-Leste 7.45 WB
Honduras 7.38 WB
Eritrea 7.33 in 2011 WB
Belize 7.29 WB
Pakistan 7.14 WB
Kyrgyzstan 7.12 WB
Cambodia 7.11 WB
Syrian Arab Republic 7.03 WB
Eswatini 6.94 WB
Cabo Verde 6.92 WB
Djibouti 6.87 WB
Botswana 6.85 WB
Turkmenistan 6.84 WB
Brunei Darussalam 6.76 WB
Uzbekistan 6.61 WB
Kiribati 6.53 WB
Libya 6.53 WB
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 6.44 WB
Solomon Islands 6.41 WB
Sudan 6.41 WB
Vanuatu 6.33 WB
Ethiopia 6.28 WB
Mongolia 6.23 WB
Micronesia (Federated States of) 6.22 WB
Jordan 6.21 WB
South Sudan 6.2 WB
Namibia 6.12 WB
Gabon 6 WB
Benin 5.99 WB
Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.94 WB
Liberia 5.85 WB
Senegal 5.73 WB
Iraq 5.7 WB
Somalia 5.68 WB
Papua New Guinea 5.67 WB
Mauritania 5.53 WB
Mozambique 5.51 WB
Guinea 5.5 WB
Niger 5.47 WB
Palestine 5.41 WB
Zimbabwe 5.38 WB
Sao Tome and Principe 5.36 WB
Central African Republic 5.34 WB
Madagascar 5.3 WB
Sierra Leone 5.3 WB
Comoros 5.23 WB
Côte d'Ivoire 5.18 WB
Ghana 5.17 WB
Guinea Bissau 5.15 WB
Rwanda 5.15 WB
Nigeria 5.15 WB
Togo 5.14 WB
Tajikistan 5.02 WB
Mali 5.02 WB
Yemen 5 WB
Cameroon 4.99 WB
Malawi 4.95 WB
Chad 4.92 WB
United Republic of Tanzania 4.88 WB
Gambia 4.87 WB
Maldives 4.86 WB
Congo 4.83 WB
Afghanistan 4.76 WB
Saudi Arabia 4.63 WB
Burkina Faso 4.57 WB
Angola 4.35 WB
Burundi 4.3 WB
Equatorial Guinea 4.07 WB
Kenya 4.04 WB
Zambia 3.96 WB
Uganda 3.8 WB
Kuwait 3.36 WB
Oman 3.18 WB
Bahrain 3.1 WB
Qatar 1.61 WB
United Arab Emirates 1.29 WB

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