Total Dependency Ratio fell to 49.5% in Portugal in 2018

Total Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Portugal | May 17, 2019
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Total dependency ratio reached 49.5 % in 2018 in Portugal, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 8.53 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, total dependency ratio in Portugal reached an all time high of 62.3 % in 1970 and an all time low of 47.8 % in 2000. When compared to Portugal's main peers, total dependency ratio in France amounted to 58.1 %, 51.1 % in Ireland, 48.1 % in Morocco and 49.9 % in Spain in 2018.

Portugal has been ranked 107th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of total dependency ratio, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The total dependency ratio is the ratio of dependents (people younger than 15 or older than 64) to the working-age population (those aged 15-64).

Total Dependency Ratio Unit 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050
Algeria % 41.4% 42.1% 43.1% 44.2% 45.3%
Belgium % 70.7% 71.2% 71.6% 72.0% 72.4%
Canada % 64.9% 65.2% 65.7% 66.2% 66.7%
France % 70.3% 70.3% 70.5% 70.8% 71.0%
Germany % 79.2% 79.7% 80.6% 81.5% 82.4%
Iceland % 62.0% 62.6% 63.4% 64.1% 64.9%
Ireland % 63.5% 64.9% 66.2% 67.6% 69.0%
Italy % 85.1% 86.5% 87.1% 87.6% 88.2%
Mauritania % 54.5% 54.1% 53.7% 53.3% 52.8%
Morocco % 46.0% 46.4% 47.1% 47.8% 48.5%
Portugal % 78.6% 80.8% 82.3% 83.8% 85.3%
Spain % 83.7% 86.5% 88.1% 89.7% 91.4%
Tunisia % 52.2% 53.5% 55.1% 56.8% 58.5%
United Kingdom % 65.2% 65.5% 66.0% 66.6% 67.1%