Old Age Dependency Ratio rose to 4.31% in Eritrea in 2018

Old Age Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Eritrea | May 17, 2019
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Old age dependency ratio reached 4.31 % in 2018 in Eritrea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.738 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, old age dependency ratio in Eritrea reached an all time high of 6.61 % in 2011 and an all time low of 4.21 % in 2015. When compared to Eritrea's main peers, old age dependency ratio in Djibouti amounted to 6.89 %, 5.57 % in Somalia, 5.99 % in Sudan and 5.16 % in Yemen in 2018.

Eritrea has been ranked 170th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of old age dependency ratio, 57 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
Chad % 5.42% 5.52% 5.66% 5.80% 5.94%
Djibouti % 14.6% 15.1% 15.6% 16.0% 16.5%
Egypt % 16.5% 17.0% 17.7% 18.5% 19.2%
Eritrea % 7.29% 7.60% 8.03% 8.46% 8.88%
Ethiopia % 9.17% 9.40% 9.76% 10.1% 10.5%
Kenya % 8.82% 9.09% 9.46% 9.82% 10.2%
Oman % 14.5% 15.7% 19.2% 23.0% 26.9%
Saudi Arabia % 22.4% 23.6% 25.0% 26.3% 27.7%
Somalia % 5.70% 5.73% 5.79% 5.85% 5.91%
South Sudan % 8.28% 8.41% 8.59% 8.76% 8.93%
Sudan % 8.98% 9.16% 9.35% 9.54% 9.73%
Yemen % 7.30% 7.57% 8.03% 8.48% 8.93%