Total Dependency Ratio fell to 87.7% in Mozambique in 2018

Total Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Mozambique | May 17, 2019
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Total dependency ratio reached 87.7 % in 2018 in Mozambique, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.83 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, total dependency ratio in Mozambique reached an all time high of 101 % in 1990 and an all time low of 84.1 % in 1960. When compared to Mozambique's main peers, total dependency ratio in Malawi amounted to 87.7 %, 50.7 % in South Africa, 87.4 % in Tanzania and 91.0 % in Zambia in 2018.

Mozambique has been ranked 12th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of total dependency ratio, 2 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
Angola % 61.0% 60.0% 59.0% 58.1% 57.2%
Botswana % 34.7% 34.5% 34.7% 34.9% 35.2%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 59.3% 58.5% 57.7% 57.0% 56.3%
Kenya % 53.9% 53.6% 53.3% 53.0% 52.7%
Lesotho % 38.5% 38.1% 38.0% 38.0% 37.9%
Malawi % 61.8% 61.2% 60.6% 59.9% 59.3%
Mozambique % 61.7% 60.7% 59.7% 58.6% 57.6%
Namibia % 40.9% 40.6% 40.4% 40.3% 40.1%
South Africa % 39.4% 39.4% 39.6% 39.8% 40.0%
Swaziland % 40.3% 39.6% 39.3% 38.9% 38.6%
Tanzania % 64.3% 63.7% 63.1% 62.4% 61.8%
Uganda % 63.8% 62.8% 61.9% 61.0% 60.1%
Zambia % 72.4% 72.0% 71.5% 70.9% 70.4%
Zimbabwe % 40.4% 40.2% 40.4% 40.6% 40.8%