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The Sandwich Generation

Total Dependency Ratio (%), 2019
Society | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 174 countries in 2019, Niger ranked the highest in dependency ratio with 110% followed by Mali and Chad. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with 17.8%, United Arab Emirates with 18.9% and Bahrain with 27.0%.

Average dependency ratio reached 54.5% in 2019 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.661 % more than in the previous year and 5.59 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average dependency ratio reached an all time high of 77.1% in 1967 and an all time low of 47.5% in 2030. The average annual growth amounted to -0.350 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Total Dependency Ratio indicator page.

Total Dependency Ratio Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Angola % 97.9% 97.6% 97.3% 96.8% 96.2%
Burkina Faso % 93.0% 92.2% 91.6% 90.8% 90.0%
Burundi % 90.6% 90.9% 91.2% 91.4% 91.4%
Central African Republic % 92.3% 92.4% 91.5% 90.4% 89.1%
Chad % 102% 101% 100% 99.5% 98.4%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 97.7% 97.5% 97.5% 97.3% 96.8%
Gambia % 89.8% 89.2% 89.0% 88.7% 88.2%
Mali % 102% 102% 102% 101% 100%
Mozambique % 94.2% 93.5% 92.7% 91.8% 90.7%
Niger % 112% 112% 112% 111% 111%
Nigeria % 88.5% 88.2% 88.2% 87.8% 87.3%
Somalia % 101% 99.9% 99.1% 98.4% 97.8%
Tanzania % 89.8% 89.5% 88.9% 88.3% 87.6%
Uganda % 101% 99.5% 98.3% 97.0% 95.6%
Zambia % 94.5% 93.2% 92.0% 90.5% 88.8%