Old Age Dependency Ratio fell to 5.12% in Nigeria in 2018

Old Age Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Nigeria | May 17, 2019
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Old age dependency ratio reached 5.12 % in 2018 in Nigeria, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.948 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, old age dependency ratio in Nigeria reached an all time high of 5.56 % in 1988 and an all time low of 5.07 % in 1955. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, old age dependency ratio in Benin amounted to 5.28 %, 5.82 % in Cameroon, 4.76 % in Chad and 5.46 % in Niger in 2018.

Nigeria has been ranked 158th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of old age dependency ratio, 3 places behind 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
Algeria % 18.4% 19.1% 20.1% 21.1% 22.1%
Benin % 7.60% 7.73% 7.90% 8.06% 8.22%
Burkina Faso % 6.40% 6.54% 6.71% 6.89% 7.06%
Cameroon % 7.48% 7.64% 7.90% 8.15% 8.40%
Central African Republic % 8.79% 9.04% 9.39% 9.74% 10.1%
Chad % 5.42% 5.52% 5.66% 5.80% 5.94%
Gabon % 10.1% 10.3% 10.5% 10.8% 11.0%
Libya % 24.3% 25.6% 26.9% 28.3% 29.6%
Mali % 5.58% 5.68% 5.76% 5.83% 5.91%
Niger % 5.12% 5.10% 5.09% 5.08% 5.07%
Nigeria % 6.17% 6.27% 6.38% 6.49% 6.59%
Sudan % 8.98% 9.16% 9.35% 9.54% 9.73%
Togo % 7.47% 7.68% 7.92% 8.17% 8.41%