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Youth Dependency Ratio (%), 2019
Society | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 174 countries in 2019, Niger ranked the highest in youth dependency ratio with 105% followed by Mali and Chad. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with 16.0%, Singapore with 16.4% and United Arab Emirates with 17.5%.

Average youth dependency ratio reached 39.3% in 2019 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.623 % less than in the previous year and -6.00 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average youth dependency ratio reached an all time high of 66.8% in 1966 and an all time low of 26.3% in 2050. The average annual growth amounted to -0.832 % since 1950.

Data for more countries are available at Youth Dependency Ratio indicator page.

Youth Dependency Ratio Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Angola % 93.4% 93.1% 92.8% 92.4% 91.8%
Burkina Faso % 88.3% 87.6% 86.9% 86.2% 85.4%
Burundi % 86.6% 86.9% 87.1% 87.2% 87.1%
Central African Republic % 86.7% 87.0% 86.1% 85.0% 83.8%
Chad % 97.3% 96.2% 95.5% 94.6% 93.5%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 91.7% 91.5% 91.5% 91.3% 90.8%
Gambia % 84.7% 84.2% 84.0% 83.7% 83.3%
Mali % 97.0% 96.8% 96.4% 95.9% 95.2%
Mozambique % 88.5% 87.9% 87.1% 86.2% 85.2%
Niger % 106% 106% 106% 106% 105%
Nigeria % 83.3% 83.1% 83.0% 82.7% 82.2%
Somalia % 95.2% 94.3% 93.5% 92.8% 92.1%
Tanzania % 85.0% 84.7% 84.1% 83.5% 82.7%
Uganda % 96.8% 95.7% 94.5% 93.2% 91.8%
Zambia % 90.4% 89.2% 88.0% 86.5% 84.8%