Youth Dependency Ratio fell to 24.7% in Finland in 2018

Youth Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Finland | May 17, 2019
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Youth dependency ratio reached 24.7 % in 2018 in Finland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.22 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Finland reached an all time high of 49.2 % in 1955 and an all time low of 24.7 % in 2018. When compared to Finland's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Australia amounted to 27.5 %, 37.1 % in Indonesia, 28.7 % in New Zealand and 56.9 % in Papua New Guinea in 2018.

Finland has been ranked 132nd within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 10 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

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

Youth Dependency Ratio Unit 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050
Australia % 23.0% 23.0% 22.9% 22.9% 22.9%
Finland % 21.0% 21.0% 21.0% 21.0% 20.9%
Indonesia % 22.5% 22.2% 22.0% 21.7% 21.5%
Malaysia % 20.2% 19.9% 19.7% 19.6% 19.4%
New Zealand % 22.0% 21.9% 21.8% 21.7% 21.5%
Papua New Guinea % 37.1% 36.5% 36.0% 35.5% 35.0%
Philippines % 30.9% 30.4% 29.9% 29.4% 29.0%
Singapore % 13.9% 13.8% 13.7% 13.6% 13.5%