Old Age Dependency Ratio fell to 5.37% in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2018

Old Age Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Dem. Republic of the Congo | May 17, 2019
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Old age dependency ratio reached 5.37 % in 2018 in Dem. Republic of the Congo, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 9.83 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, old age dependency ratio in Dem. Republic of the Congo reached an all time high of 7.20 % in 1950 and an all time low of 5.31 % in 1965. When compared to Dem. Republic of the Congo's main peers, old age dependency ratio in Angola amounted to 4.83 %, 6.57 % in Central African Republic, 6.30 % in Congo and 4.83 % in Zambia in 2018.

Dem. Republic of the Congo has been ranked 149th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of old age dependency ratio, 16 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
Angola % 6.13% 6.22% 6.36% 6.49% 6.62%
Botswana % 8.71% 9.01% 9.68% 10.3% 11.0%
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%
Congo % 8.81% 8.98% 9.14% 9.29% 9.44%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 6.50% 6.59% 6.73% 6.86% 7.00%
Gabon % 10.1% 10.3% 10.5% 10.8% 11.0%
Namibia % 11.4% 11.7% 12.1% 12.5% 12.9%
Sudan % 8.98% 9.16% 9.35% 9.54% 9.73%
Tanzania % 7.69% 7.86% 8.06% 8.25% 8.45%
Zambia % 6.62% 6.80% 6.96% 7.12% 7.27%
Zimbabwe % 7.60% 7.97% 8.67% 9.37% 10.1%