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Youth Dependency Ratio (%), 2018
Society | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 174 countries in 2018, Niger ranked the highest in youth dependency ratio with 104% followed by Mali and Chad. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with 14.3%, Hong Kong with 14.9% and Macao with 15.3%.

Average youth dependency ratio reached 36.6% in 2018 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 66.7% 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 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Angola % 93.8% 93.5% 93.0% 92.6% 92.2%
Burkina Faso % 89.0% 88.3% 87.6% 86.9% 86.2%
Burundi % 83.9% 84.3% 84.8% 85.3% 85.8%
Chad % 97.4% 96.4% 95.2% 94.5% 93.6%
East Timor % 86.1% 84.7% 83.7% 82.9% 82.5%
Gambia % 89.3% 88.6% 87.8% 87.3% 86.6%
Malawi % 87.8% 86.5% 85.3% 84.0% 82.9%
Mali % 96.9% 96.9% 96.8% 96.4% 95.8%
Mozambique % 88.7% 88.2% 87.5% 86.8% 86.0%
Niger % 106% 106% 106% 106% 106%
Nigeria % 83.4% 83.3% 83.0% 82.9% 82.6%
Somalia % 93.9% 92.9% 92.1% 91.7% 91.3%
Tanzania % 87.8% 87.7% 87.4% 87.0% 86.4%
Uganda % 99.3% 98.3% 97.2% 96.3% 95.2%
Zambia % 89.4% 88.3% 87.1% 86.0% 84.9%