Old Age Dependency Ratio fell to 31.6% in Bulgaria in 2018

Old Age Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Bulgaria | May 17, 2019
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Old age dependency ratio reached 31.6 % in 2018 in Bulgaria, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.17 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, old age dependency ratio in Bulgaria reached an all time high of 32.0 % in 2017 and an all time low of 10.1 % in 1950. When compared to Bulgaria's main peers, old age dependency ratio in Greece amounted to 32.6 %, 24.2 % in Romania, 24.3 % in Serbia and 12.7 % in Turkey in 2018.

Bulgaria has been ranked 7th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of old age dependency ratio, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The old age dependency ratio is the ratio of older dependents (people older than 64) to the working-age population (those aged 15-64).

Old Age Dependency Ratio Unit 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050
Albania % 39.8% 40.4% 41.1% 41.8% 42.5%
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 45.4% 46.0% 47.1% 48.2% 49.4%
Bulgaria % 50.1% 51.4% 52.7% 54.0% 55.4%
Croatia % 51.7% 52.7% 53.8% 55.0% 56.1%
Greece % 60.3% 61.9% 62.9% 64.0% 65.0%
Hungary % 44.1% 45.6% 46.4% 47.3% 48.1%
Iran % 27.5% 28.8% 30.8% 32.8% 34.9%
Iraq % 10.3% 10.6% 10.9% 11.3% 11.6%
Macedonia % 42.1% 43.3% 44.8% 46.3% 47.8%
Moldova % 30.0% 30.6% 32.0% 33.5% 35.0%
Romania % 46.7% 48.4% 49.8% 51.4% 52.9%
Serbia % 45.3% 46.9% 48.6% 50.4% 52.3%
Turkey % 31.1% 32.2% 33.4% 34.6% 35.8%
Ukraine % 35.2% 36.0% 37.1% 38.2% 39.4%