Total Dependency Ratio fell to 62.0% in Israel in 2018

Total Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Israel | May 17, 2019
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Total dependency ratio reached 62.0 % in 2018 in Israel, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.46 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, total dependency ratio in Israel reached an all time high of 71.6 % in 1982 and an all time low of 60.3 % in 2008. When compared to Israel's main peers, total dependency ratio in Egypt amounted to 54.6 %, 57.9 % in Jordan, 39.2 % in Lebanon and 55.0 % in Syria in 2018.

Israel has been ranked 50th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of total dependency ratio, 18 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
Cyprus % 54.8% 56.0% 57.6% 59.3% 61.1%
Egypt % 43.5% 43.6% 44.0% 44.4% 44.8%
Iraq % 50.0% 49.7% 49.5% 49.2% 49.0%
Israel % 60.4% 60.8% 60.9% 61.1% 61.2%
Jordan % 45.5% 45.9% 46.4% 46.9% 47.3%
Lebanon % 51.3% 52.4% 54.4% 56.4% 58.4%
Libya % 43.5% 44.7% 45.9% 47.2% 48.5%
Saudi Arabia % 39.0% 40.4% 41.9% 43.4% 44.9%
Sudan % 52.1% 51.6% 51.1% 50.6% 50.1%
Syria % 42.5% 42.6% 43.0% 43.4% 43.8%
Turkey % 50.9% 51.9% 52.8% 53.8% 54.8%