The Sandwich Generation

Total Dependency Ratio (%), 2018
Society | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 174 countries in 2018, Niger ranked the highest in dependency ratio with 109% followed by Mali and Chad. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with 15.7%, United Arab Emirates with 18.8% and Bahrain with 27.8%.

Average dependency ratio reached 50.2% in 2018 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 77.0% in 1967 and an all time low of 47.5% in 2030. The average annual growth amounted to -0.347 % since 1960.

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

Total Dependency Ratio Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Angola % 98.3% 98.0% 97.6% 97.3% 96.9%
Burundi % 88.7% 89.1% 89.6% 90.1% 90.7%
Chad % 102% 101% 100% 99.4% 98.5%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 97.6% 97.7% 97.5% 97.5% 97.2%
East Timor % 92.5% 91.2% 90.3% 89.6% 89.3%
Gambia % 93.9% 93.2% 92.3% 91.8% 91.1%
Malawi % 93.5% 92.2% 91.0% 89.7% 88.6%
Mali % 102% 102% 102% 101% 101%
Mozambique % 94.8% 94.3% 93.5% 92.9% 92.1%
Niger % 112% 112% 112% 112% 112%
Nigeria % 88.6% 88.5% 88.2% 88.1% 87.8%
Somalia % 99.2% 98.3% 97.4% 97.0% 96.7%
Tanzania % 93.9% 93.8% 93.4% 93.0% 92.4%
Uganda % 104% 103% 102% 101% 99.5%
Zambia % 94.3% 93.1% 91.9% 90.8% 89.6%