Old Age Dependency Ratio rose to 6.91% in East Timor in 2018

Old Age Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | East Timor | May 17, 2019
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Old age dependency ratio reached 6.91 % in 2018 in East Timor, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.71 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, old age dependency ratio in East Timor reached an all time high of 6.91 % in 2018 and an all time low of 2.87 % in 1990. When compared to East Timor's main peers, old age dependency ratio in Australia amounted to 24.4 %, 8.93 % in Indonesia, 9.31 % in Malaysia and 5.31 % in Papua New Guinea in 2018.

East Timor has been ranked 115th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of old age dependency ratio, 26 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
Australia % 37.4% 37.8% 38.3% 38.8% 39.4%
Cambodia % 19.9% 20.0% 21.7% 23.3% 25.0%
East Timor % 5.15% 4.89% 5.03% 5.17% 5.30%
Indonesia % 22.8% 23.4% 24.2% 24.9% 25.6%
Malaysia % 22.0% 22.6% 23.7% 24.8% 25.9%
New Zealand % 40.3% 40.6% 41.0% 41.3% 41.7%
Papua New Guinea % 9.44% 9.66% 9.87% 10.1% 10.3%
Philippines % 13.4% 13.7% 14.0% 14.4% 14.8%
Singapore % 48.4% 49.5% 50.6% 51.6% 52.7%
Thailand % 52.0% 53.7% 55.1% 56.6% 58.1%
Vietnam % 33.3% 34.5% 35.9% 37.4% 38.9%